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Tesla Model X Performance Raven Reviewed by Autogefühl’s Thomas Majchrzak [VIDEO]

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Car journalist Thomas Majchrzak from Germany’s Autogefühl has released his in-depth review of the Tesla Model X Performance Raven—and he’s really impressed with the latest update.

Majchrzak spends 44 minutes reviewing the Model X, showing off the “awesome” acceleration of the Model X Performance along Germany’s famed Autobahn, reaching speeds of 125 mph (202 km/h) on camera.

The popular car journalist says the noise insulation at high speeds has noticeably been improved compared to the non-Raven Model X update. “I’m really astonished at how big the difference is,” explains Majchrzak.

“I would really say this car here now gets the stamp of German motorway approval. Congratulations, Elon,” says Majchrzak, noting how it is a German #firstworldproblem to deal with noises at high speeds.

Majchrzak says existing German manufacturers need to beware of Tesla’s existing Model X and Model S lineup, not just the newer models. He tells existing German automakers to “take this car out for a spin and think again.”

The Raven update with more range, better performance and improved noise insulation and air suspension makes for a “great improvement” to the Model X.

Tesla is building a new Gigafactory in Berlin, set to build Model Y as soon as 2021. It’ll be interesting to see the build quality of Tesla vehicles made in Germany, giving the country’s proud automotive workforce and skilled labour.

Tesla Updates Model Y Tail Lights with Amber Turn Signal [Updated]

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Tesla looks to be continuing the evolution of its vehicle design, as its Model Y compact SUV now has some slightly modified tail lights.

Recently, users on Reddit had noticed Tesla had started shipping August 2020 Model Y deliveries with new tail lights.

We finally have a video comparison of the ‘old’ and new Model Y tail lights thanks to Reddit user Cocoa_Linguine, who took delivery of the latter with VIN 39XXX.

The user video shows the new updated Model Y tail light with a casing where the red appears to be brighter, while the turn signal now flashes in amber instead of red, as seen below:

“Took delivery of Vin 39xxx. Side note, car does include updated tail lights which are beautiful,” said the user earlier this week. In describing the new Model Y tail lights, the user says they look like they are slightly less tinted versus earlier versions. This is for a Model Y delivered in Los Angeles, California, in the USA.

Some have speculated the change might be to meet European Union standards for amber turn signals instead of red. The Model Y is expected to be produced at Giga Berlin.

You can check out the video below in 720p and see the differences yourself:

Model Y updated tail light comparison. from r/teslamotors

Tesla also recently redesigned its frunk inside the Model 3, making it slightly smaller, adding speculation a heat pump may make its way into future iterations of the electric vehicle.

Update: Here’s a new video from the same Reddit user showing the Model Y tail lights illuminated. The old version of this on the Model Y had the brake light as the inner LED bar, same as the turn signal on U.S. cars. But now, you can see the brake light is the whole outer part of the housing, looking like the letter “C”, while the LED bar inside for the turn signal is now amber. The more visible brake light will definitely make it easier for other drivers to see new Model Y builds now, to go with the amber turn signal colour.

Model Y updated taillights Part 2- Illuminated. from r/teslamotors

Here’s another video of /Cocoa_Linguine’s Model Y and the new tail lights at night:

Tesla Model Y – Exterior Lights from r/teslamotors