Tesla Model 3 won’t sound a bit ‘tinny’

Elon Musk has been on a Monty Python jag lately.

The Tesla CEO posted a skit Wednesday from the inimitable British comedy, claiming he’s searching for bad “tinny” sounds in the new Model 3.

Unsure if Tesla inspectors on the production line dress like British aristocrats, circa 1942, and yell out non-sequiturs just to hear the sounds.

Musk professed his love for Monty Python on Twitter, and last month announced a new Tesla feature: The cars can now play Python skits with the tap of a button and a voice command. Adding comedy pieces to a car is probably easier to engineer than the gull-winged doors of the Model X.

Maybe the comedy is a release for a small car company trying to produce its first, mass-market automobile. Tesla has seen its stock flag from recent highs, and drew less-than-pristine safety marks from an influential insurance institute.

Tesla is pushing ahead with a July 28 release for the first 30 sedans for early buyers. The first production Model 3 rolled off the line on Sunday.

Tesla drew reservations for nearly 400,000 cars in the weeks after its unveiling. A new customer ordering a $35,000 Model 3 can expect delivery in 12 months, at the earliest. Always look on the bright side of life.

Photo: The Model 3, Tesla’s $35,000 electric sedan, was unveiled Thursday, March 31, 2016. (Tesla Motors via AP)


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  • Dale Smith

    Falcon-winged doors, not gull-winged. The doors are double jointed, not single jointed.