Sergey Brin reportedly got one of only six brand new Teslas

Sergey brinRe/code, Asa MathatGoogle cofounder Sergey Brin

Google cofounder Sergey Brin seems be one of the lucky people taking home one of Tesla’s six brand-new electric SUVs.

At a splashy event Tuesday evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk presented only five people with new Model X cars (he kept the first one for himself). When a woman took the fourth one, Musk was overhead saying “Stand in for Sergey?” Dana Hull at Bloomberg reports.

Brin, a friend of Musk and an early Tesla investor, has previously owned a Model S.

The first new Tesla’s are always nearly impossible to obtain.

Before the Model S came out, Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson cornered Musk at a board meeting to get his. Jurvetson reportedly opened his wall, where he always carried a blank check, and handed Musk the money directly. Jurvetson managed to snag a Model X on Tuesday night, too.

The eagerly-awaited Model X seats seven (while also capable of carrying 5,000 pounds of cargo), and can hit 60 MPH in 3.2 seconds when in “Ludicrous Mode.” The car, which starts at $US132,000, is on sale now, but the 25,000 pre-orders mean that even if you order one today, you’ll have to wait eight to 12 months before you’ll get it.

It was an automotive-filled day for Brin. Earlier on Tuesday, he made a presentation for the press about the progress of Google’s self-driving cars.

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