Tesla Whitestar Sedan Powertrain Mule Caught Lurking About, Wearing Dodge Magnum Skin

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This seemingly normal-looking Dodge Magnum caught by the forum fan-boys at Tesla's future Menlo Park store hides something more electric under its skin. We're told it's a powertrain mule for the Tesla Whitestar (or Tesla Model S) sedan just announced this past week. The tell-tales are the different rear wheels and lack of any rear license plate, but look closely, and you'll see there's also no visible tailpipe. Also, Tesla PR claims it is, in fact, a Model S mule.

And how much does this reek of a PR stunt? What automaker parks a mule for their new anti-gas secret weapon at an abandoned building that will some day be a store for the automaker? Can someone say a set-up? [TeslaMotorsClub via Autoblog Green]

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ash78
Ash78, voting early and often

I had the same thought. I guess I'm not used to seeing most rear windows roll down all the way ("Dammit, we can't get this window to go all the way down into this odd-shaped door. Maybe we could sell this as a child safety feature!")