10 Tesla Model X Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

Tesla’s flagship SUV the Model X has impressed the market as the safest, quickest, most capable SUV ever—with standard all-wheel drive, best in class storage and seating for up to seven adults. The performance model does 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and has a range of 305 miles, but you already knew all that. Here are some lesser known features and details that might interest you.

The key looks like a miniature car

The model X comes with a wonderful key fob that looks like a miniature Tesla and has all kinds of useful functions. For example, you can open and close each of the iconic falcon doors by pressing on that specific part of your key, you can even do the same thing with the trunk of the car. Pressing and holding the trunk will open the charge port. The car even comes with a dead zone next to the left rear wheel well so you can leave the fob locked in the vehicle for service technicians, they really thought of everything.

Has a “Holiday Show” Easter egg

As we all know, Tesla cars are loaded with Easter Eggs but the Holiday Show of the Model X is arguably the most extravagant. To activate it you’ll have to enter the special code “holiday” or “modelxmas” on the central tablet and you’ll be prompted to exit the car and enjoy the light show that the car will be displaying by flashing its lights and waving its falcon doors to the rhythm of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra: “Wizards in Winter”. As enjoyable as this lightshow might be, be careful if you are prone to possible seizures. Don’t want to give your uncle larry a seizure on christmas

First SUV to get a perfect crash test rating

The Model X is the first SUV in the world to flat out refuse to roll over and to receive a perfect crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Even though the average sports utility vehicle is now safer than a sedan, they have a major setback due to their high center of gravity which makes them rollover prone, but because the electric model X has a heavy battery pack in its chassis, the center of gravity is so low both the NTHSA and Tesla couldn’t tip it in dynamic tests.which means that it is not only the most technologically advanced SUV in the world, but also the safest one.

The Doors can avoid obstacles when opening

The Falcon doors of the Tesla Model X are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also highly functional and are continually optimized via the periodic over the air updates. In fact, they are so smart that they seem to possess a mind of their own that makes them avoid obstacles when opening, or, in other words, the doors will adjust when sensing a nearby car or a wall. The handful of sensors that are embedded in the falcon-wing doors will determine how the hinges should operate and open the doors in the most efficient and safest position without damaging them.

Uses Continental ContiSilent tires

Tesla opted to use a highly advanced set of tires that feaure a noise-reducing technology, to best maximize the quiet electric cruising experience customers expect in the Model X. The Continental ContiSilent tires used in the Model X have a special internal acoustic foam that reduces cabin noise by up to 9 dB,  they contain a polyether-based polyurethane foam firmly attached to an adhesive layer on the inner surface of the tire tread area, and the all weather tires create no change in other driving performance characteristics, important because of the cars massive torque.

You can escape the car if the falcon wing doors loose power

For the people who are worried that technology might fail them and they could get trapped inside the Tesla Model X with no way of opening the power falcon wing doors, the good news is that you can actually access a mechanical latch override cable that is hidden just behind the speaker in the door. You’ll be able to manually push the door away, though it should be stated that it is quite heavy and it will require quite a great deal of effort to actually move it outward.

The Enormous Windshield covers the entire roof

It seems that the Tesla designers have a thing for cabins with massive panoramic glass that provide an incredible field of view , and of course this is also the case with the Model X. This impressive all-electric SUV is the car with the most bells and whistles in the fleet, all the extra smart autopilot features and self-driving tricks being embedded into its core, so the enormous glass windshield and the magnetic sun visors that extend from the side pillar and attach to the central structure in order to block glares, are the compulsory design feats that made this car a true masterpiece.

Has a Biohazard air filter

The Model X is not only an extremely safe car when it comes to real life accidents, but it can also be used as a shield against attacks with a bioweapon. The HEPA filter that traditionally purifies the air inside cars is brought to a whole new level in Teslas, being so efficient that it can scrub the cabin of any bacteria, viruses, pollen and even common air pollution. A Model X was put inside a bubble contaminated with extreme levels of pollution and after activating the Bioweapon Defense Mode, the air inside the cabin was purified to levels so low as to be undetectable.

Can hold the brakes automatically

The fact that the Model X is a highly innovative electric car has already been certified by various technical tests and real-life situations where it performed well, so this particular trick it has up its sleeve comes as no surprise. To put it simply, once you stop at a traffic light and put your foot on the brake pedal, there’s no need to hold it there like you would with other cars, the Model X, being very smart, will know where you are and will hold the brake for you.

Has a 5,000 lb. towing capacity

Tesla’s flagship SUV the Model X has impressed the market as the safest, quickest, most capable SUV ever—with standard all-wheel drive, best in class storage and seating for up to seven adults. The performance model does 0-60 in 2.7 seconds and has a range of 305 miles, but you already knew all that. Here are some lesser known features and details that might interest you.

The key looks like a miniature car

The model X comes with a wonderful key fob that looks like a miniature Tesla and has all kinds of useful functions. For example, you can open and close each of the iconic falcon doors by pressing on that specific part of your key, you can even do the same thing with the trunk of the car. Pressing and holding the trunk will open the charge port. The car even comes with a dead zone next to the left rear wheel well so you can leave the fob locked in the vehicle for service technicians, they really thought of everything.

Has a “Holiday Show” Easter egg

As we all know, Tesla cars are loaded with Easter Eggs but the Holiday Show of the Model X is arguably the most extravagant. To activate it you’ll have to enter the special code “holiday” or “modelxmas” on the central tablet and you’ll be prompted to exit the car and enjoy the light show that the car will be displaying by flashing its lights and waving its falcon doors to the rhythm of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra: “Wizards in Winter”. As enjoyable as this lightshow might be, be careful if you are prone to possible seizures. Don’t want to give your uncle larry a seizure on christmas

First SUV to get a perfect crash test rating

The Model X is the first SUV in the world to flat out refuse to roll over and to receive a perfect crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Even though the average sports utility vehicle is now safer than a sedan, they have a major setback due to their high center of gravity which makes them rollover prone, but because the electric model X has a heavy battery pack in its chassis, the center of gravity is so low both the NTHSA and Tesla couldn’t tip it in dynamic tests.which means that it is not only the most technologically advanced SUV in the world, but also the safest one.

The Doors can avoid obstacles when opening

The Falcon doors of the Tesla Model X are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also highly functional and are continually optimized via the periodic over the air updates. In fact, they are so smart that they seem to possess a mind of their own that makes them avoid obstacles when opening, or, in other words, the doors will adjust when sensing a nearby car or a wall. The handful of sensors that are embedded in the falcon-wing doors will determine how the hinges should operate and open the doors in the most efficient and safest position without damaging them.

Uses Continental ContiSilent tires

Tesla opted to use a highly advanced set of tires that feaure a noise-reducing technology, to best maximize the quiet electric cruising experience customers expect in the Model X. The Continental ContiSilent tires used in the Model X have a special internal acoustic foam that reduces cabin noise by up to 9 dB,  they contain a polyether-based polyurethane foam firmly attached to an adhesive layer on the inner surface of the tire tread area, and the all weather tires create no change in other driving performance characteristics, important because of the cars massive torque.

You can escape the car if the falcon wing doors loose power

For the people who are worried that technology might fail them and they could get trapped inside the Tesla Model X with no way of opening the power falcon wing doors, the good news is that you can actually access a mechanical latch override cable that is hidden just behind the speaker in the door. You’ll be able to manually push the door away, though it should be stated that it is quite heavy and it will require quite a great deal of effort to actually move it outward.

The Enormous Windshield covers the entire roof

It seems that the Tesla designers have a thing for cabins with massive panoramic glass that provide an incredible field of view , and of course this is also the case with the Model X. This impressive all-electric SUV is the car with the most bells and whistles in the fleet, all the extra smart autopilot features and self-driving tricks being embedded into its core, so the enormous glass windshield and the magnetic sun visors that extend from the side pillar and attach to the central structure in order to block glares, are the compulsory design feats that made this car a true masterpiece.

Has a Biohazard air filter

The Model X is not only an extremely safe car when it comes to real life accidents, but it can also be used as a shield against attacks with a bioweapon. The HEPA filter that traditionally purifies the air inside cars is brought to a whole new level in Teslas, being so efficient that it can scrub the cabin of any bacteria, viruses, pollen and even common air pollution. A Model X was put inside a bubble contaminated with extreme levels of pollution and after activating the Bioweapon Defense Mode, the air inside the cabin was purified to levels so low as to be undetectable.

Can hold the brakes automatically

The fact that the Model X is a highly innovative electric car has already been certified by various technical tests and real-life situations where it performed well, so this particular trick it has up its sleeve comes as no surprise. To put it simply, once you stop at a traffic light and put your foot on the brake pedal, there’s no need to hold it there like you would with other cars, the Model X, being very smart, will know where you are and will hold the brake for you.

Has a 5,000 lb. towing capacity

An SUV wouldn’t be an SUV if it wouldn’t be able to tow; and the Model X has an impressive towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and also a Trailer Mode that automatically levels the air suspension and turns off the rear proximity sensors. Camping with a trailer has never been more fun, especially when you know that you’re supporting the transition to electric vehicles while attempting to live off the grid for a few days in the heart of nature. Going green is the way of the future and Tesla Model X makes it fun, attractive, and fast.

An SUV wouldn’t be an SUV if it wouldn’t be able to tow; and the Model X has an impressive towing capacity of 5,000 pounds and also a Trailer Mode that automatically levels the air suspension and turns off the rear proximity sensors. Camping with a trailer has never been more fun, especially when you know that you’re supporting the transition to electric vehicles while attempting to live off the grid for a few days in the heart of nature. Going green is the way of the future and Tesla Model X makes it fun, attractive, and fast.