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Neurio

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Pics of the wheels close up with aero caps on and off
I kind of like it better with the caps on, but a bright red brake caliper could make a big difference with the caps off, I think.

Thanks for all the updates, hydbob. Keep em coming. They're manna for the hungry.
 

Lucken

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I’m not sure why this surprises anyone. I can’t remember the last car I had where the back seats didn’t fold down.
 

Sandvinsd

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I’m not sure why this surprises anyone. I can’t remember the last car I had where the back seats didn’t fold down.
Me either. This has been in pictures of the Air for a year. They had the seats folded down and proudly stated they could put a surfboard in it with the picture to boot
 

Lucken

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I can see, as you say, you haven’t bought a new sedan in quite awhile. My wife’s last 3 Lexus had it as does her current Sonata hybrid. It’s very unusual to find any vehicle, sedan or SUV that doesn’t have fold down rear seats these days.
 

hmp10

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I’m not sure why this surprises anyone. I can’t remember the last car I had where the back seats didn’t fold down.
It actually did surprise me when I heard about this feature some time ago. The reason was that Lucid said in several interviews that there were two reasons for using a trunk rather than a hatchback design: structural rigidity and better isolation of road noise. In these interviews Lucid said that no matter how good the sealing around hatchback lids, it is still a source of noise getting into the cabin. From this I had assumed that there would be a solid wall between the trunk space and the cabin in order to isolate trunk resonances.

I'm wondering if these folding seats might not be a source of the unexpected amount of tire noise that several reviewers (InsideEVs, Out of Spec Motoring, and Transport Evolved) have noted in the rear seat.

My 2015 Tesla Model S with the Executive Rear Seating option did not have folding backseats, although the rest of the Model S lineup did.
 

Lucken

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It actually did surprise me when I heard about this feature some time ago. The reason was that Lucid said in several interviews that there were two reasons for using a trunk rather than a hatchback design: structural rigidity and better isolation of road noise. In these interviews Lucid said that no matter how good the sealing around hatchback lids, it is still a source of noise getting into the cabin. From this I had assumed that there would be a solid wall between the trunk space and the cabin in order to isolate trunk resonances.

I'm wondering if these folding seats might not be a source of the unexpected amount of tire noise that several reviewers (InsideEVs, Out of Spec Motoring, and Transport Evolved) have noted in the rear seat.

My 2015 Tesla Model S with the Executive Rear Seating option did not have folding backseats, although the rest of the Model S lineup did.
Now that's interesting. You may have hit upon the source of noise in the rear! It makes absolute sense...which is probably why it's actually not the source. ;)
 

manitou202

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Here's another interesting part of the trunk. The side storage passes through to the bottom of the trunk.
If you have a chance, could you measure the width of the trunk? It potentially looks wide enough to fit shorter skis.
 

dawktah LucidGT

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It actually did surprise me when I heard about this feature some time ago. The reason was that Lucid said in several interviews that there were two reasons for using a trunk rather than a hatchback design: structural rigidity and better isolation of road noise. In these interviews Lucid said that no matter how good the sealing around hatchback lids, it is still a source of noise getting into the cabin. From this I had assumed that there would be a solid wall between the trunk space and the cabin in order to isolate trunk resonances.

I'm wondering if these folding seats might not be a source of the unexpected amount of tire noise that several reviewers (InsideEVs, Out of Spec Motoring, and Transport Evolved) have noted in the rear seat.

My 2015 Tesla Model S with the Executive Rear Seating option did not have folding backseats, although the rest of the Model S lineup did.
One quick way to find out is fill entire trunk with blankets. If it gets much quieter...
 
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