Jaden Smith Takes Delivery Of Tesla Model X

FEB 3 2016 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 30

Jaden Smith With His Tesla Model X

Jaden Smith With His Tesla Model X

Jaden Smith With His Tesla Model X

Jaden Smith With His Tesla Model X

Jaden Smith has likely become the world’s youngest Tesla Model X owner.

At just 17 years old, Jaden (son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith) was spotted with his new Titanium Model X on Monday in Los Angeles, California.

Jaden strikes a few poses for the camera (meh) before entering his Model X and driving off.

The Smiths have a long-standing connection to Elon Musk, including a shared “After Earth” Hangout (video link) in which Musk chimes in starting at the 9:30-mark.

Source: TMZ via Teslarati

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tftf

Achievements include:

Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor
Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Combo (with Will Smith)

tftf

If car doors were actors the FWD doors would also get a Raspberry award.

Anon

Why? The Falcon Wings perform just fine.

2013VOLT

For now, give them 5 or even 10 years and see if they still perform fine. I am skeptical.

Nick

+1
number one engineering rule = keep it simple

tftf

“Why? The Falcon Wings perform just fine.”

Not sure if you are serious.

Go read the Model X forums, plenty of issues with the car in general and the doors in particular.

Anon

Completely serious.

Speculawyer

At the very minimum, they significantly delayed the Model X launch. And they probably raised the costs.

And their reliability remains to be seen . . . I hope they got them right but I worry how they will perform after a few years of wear & tear.

But as someone pointed out, much of the time those doors probably won’t be used so maybe that will help.

Open-Mind

If I understand your logic, it seem backward to me. If the gull doors are rarely used, that makes their cost, delays, and reliability concerns even harder to justify.

The gull doors may just turn out to be a poorly chosen design goal. Kind of like Apple’s design goal in 2000 to put a computer inside a glass-like polycarbonate cube.

For both, the negatives may out-weigh the cool-factor. But it will be a few years before we know.

ffbj

I would cut the guy some slack as he is just a kid. But it is probably true he should find another line of work.

TomArt

Well, his parents are good actors. I was impressed with Will in “I, Robot” and “Enemy of the State” (with Gene Hackman), and Jada played a strong role in the Matrix trilogy. I’m not as fond of Will’s comedies, but the “Men in Black” movies were amusing.

Josh

It is hard to argue Will Smith’s talent. He was the main character of an iconic sitcom, then an award winning music artist, followed by an award winning movie acting career.

So I guess it comes down to a nurture vs nature argument for Jaden…

Phr3d

and Independence Day wasn’t really His fault, lol

Mister G

NICE

Pushmi-Pullyu

17 year old gets a car that can do 0-60 in 3.8 seconds (or even faster, depending on the version).

What could possibly go wrong? >:-/

Anon

At least it’s not a hydrogen vehicle…

james

That’s what “Valet Mode” is for. I’d get a Model S/X for my sons first car absolutely (assuming I could afford it). In valet mode, you can’t turn off the app monitoring, so I’d always know where they were, how fast they were going, etc…

Bobby

Please this cannot be EV news

Anon

Apparently more newsworthy than Segway showing off a robot tucked into a hands free steering control at last years CES…

I present, “Crotchbot”:

http://robot.segway.com/

Bobby

I vote for crotchbot

Nix

We could talk about Justin Bieber’s chrome wrapped Fisker….

MikeG

Hopefully he’s a better driver than Justin Bieber

kdawg

Maybe he is an EV advocate and is setting an example? He could have bought a Land Rover instead.

mhpr262

I do remember a story about him waiting for delivery of a Model S from at least a year ago. He must have really liked it.

Aaron

I wonder if he will have the front doors modified into “Lambo”-style doors. 😛

James

Be glad he got an electric car. I’m totally happy if every celebrity and a-hole in Hollywood drives a Tesla and not some ridiculous super at that gets 12mpg. That’s what I love about Tesla, it’s reaching past the Prius crowd (ppl like me), and folks I never imagined driving an EV are going electric. Musk is brilliant.

Michael Will

Envy much? I congratulate him to the car, and pose as you feel like it 🙂

Nix

Somewhere in China there is a wealthy executive going right now to buy their 12 year old a Tesla in order to beat this record.

/sarc (I hope)

Mark

Surprised he picked titanium color…. Kind of old man-ish.

Daniel

Perhaps the car really belongs to mom and dad and he’s just cruising because it’s new for all we know he still has a Model S that might explain the mundane color