Going ‘Back to the Future’ with the Model X falcon wing doors
Tesla board member and venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson showcased the Model X falcon wing alongside the ubiquitous DeLorean gull wing doors during last week’s STVP Future Fest event at Stanford.
Jurvetson was one of six people that received the limited-edition Founders Series Model X (Google’s Sergey Brin was also a recipient) at the launch event in Fremont, California. With so few Model Xs on the road, many of its features and real world driving characteristics still remain shrouded in mystery. Luckily, Jurvetson has been quick to tease with pictures and even short videos of his Model X, one of which was an insightful look at how rain behaves against an all-glass panoramic windshield.
A ‘Back to the Future’ themed DeLorean takes flight with the Model X as both vehicles display their unique overhead mounted doors. Unlike a traditional gull wing door that swings open on a single roof mounted hinge, the Model X falcon doors have two hinges which allows it to pivot and open in the tightest of parking spaces.
Watch as Jurvetson captures the ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean rolling onto center stage with the Model X.