Tesla threw a massive party to celebrate its new Model X SUV

Tesla unleashed its new Model X SUV upon the automotive world in dramatic fashion Tuesday night with a massive party at a facility near the company’s Fremont, California factory. The event was attended by thousand of Tesla owners, potential buyers, company employees, and members of the media.

The Tesla Model X crossover is one of the most eagerly awaited vehicles in recent memory. The company already has more than 25,000 orders for the X with a backlog of 8 to 12 months.

The Model X is truly unique in the automotive world. Although there are plenty of electric vehicles on the road and even a couple of electric SUVs for sale, none of them live in the high-performance luxury realm normally occupied by the likes of Porsche, BMW and Range Rover.

After years of development and an initial production run which Elon Musk described as “very difficult,” the Model X is finally ready for delivery.

Thousands of attendees gather in the party room as they await entry into the main presentation area.

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Eventually, the crowd was allowed to migrate over to the presentation hall. All we are missing now is Elon Musk and his electric SUV.

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And here he is! The crowd goes wild and so do their smart phones.

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Musk quickly launches into an overview of the Model X's many features such as stellar side-impact protection...

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....driver's assistance sensors and even....

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...a bioweapon defence mode for its air filtration system.

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There was also a demonstration of the Model X's 5,000 lbs towing capacity that saw an example of the car tow an Airstream trailer onto the stage.

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This demonstration continued with a family of seven stepping out of the vehicle along with all of their luggage.

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The feature on which Musk spent the most time during his presentation was the signature 'Falcon Wing' rear doors. The Falcon Wings are built with onboard ultrasonic sensors that can customise the way the doors open based on the amount of space available.

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According, to Musk, the Falcon Wing doors are not only aesthetically pleasing, they also serve a very practical purpose in that they improve the ease of entry for rear seat occupants.

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Musk demonstrated the the unique properties of the Falcon Wings by squeezing a Model X tightly between an Audi Q7 SUV and a Honda Odyssey minivan.

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The Falcon Wings proved to be unfazed by the challenge. They need less than 12 inches of room on each side to operate.

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There's also an easy-to-attach bike rack.

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And we can't forget about the performance stats. The P90D with Ludicrous Mode can blitz the 60mph run in a supercar-shaming 3.2 seconds.

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For a lucky few in the crowd, the next part of the presentation is the reason they came to the party.

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Elon Musk personally delivered about half a dozen Model X Founder's series cars to actual customers.

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As Elon ended the presentation, the party kicked up again.

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Tesla left a black Model X on stage as a static display for the party goers to check out.

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The car was immediately swarmed.

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Is there even a car back there?

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The thousands of partygoers were treated to free drinks and gourmet food. But most spent their time taking test rides in the Model X and....

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...and swarming that black Model X Tesla left on stage. The car was inundated with partygoers more than an hour after the end of the Elon Musk's presentation.

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