Elon Musk released a video of the first Model 3 release candidate drive last month, but the video was very low resolution and dark.
Tesla has been testing the vehicle ever since, but it has only now been spotted in the wild for the first time. New friend of the site Wayne said that he spotted it near Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto – where most of Tesla’s prototypes are spotted. Apparently, the Model 3 was following a BMW when both vehicles passed him. He followed and wrote: Two cars, other was a BMW. They were driving pretty fast past me. I pulled a u-turn and followed. They switched drivers. They could be tuning the vehicle’s driving performance, which would explain why it was following a BMW and they switched drivers. That’s when he was able to snap a picture of the prototype: