The first thing you’ll notice about the Tesla engine is that it has a bunch of tubes and valves.
That’s because they’re basically the same as the ones in the Tesla’s gasoline-powered version of the Tesla Model S. But it’s not like the Model S engine had a bunch more cylinders, because Tesla designed a whole new cylinder design that was unique to the Model X. The design is called a “leapfrog” and is the result of careful, time-consuming engineering work.
“We’re going to look at every valve, every piston, every cylinder, every crank and every bolt and everything that goes in there,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a Q&A with investors in January 2017.
Tesla CEO and cofounder Elon Musk (L) and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pose for photos at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California.
Musk explained that the company took a lot of time to design a new engine that would be capable of delivering enough power for the new Tesla Model X SUV.
The engineers who built the new engine have also been working on a battery pack for the Model 3 that will be released in 2018.
“There are a lot more parts that we’re going through,” Musk said.
“I mean, we’re designing everything, we have a lot going on, but we’re doing it so fast that it’s almost like building a house.”
The new design for the Tesla engines uses a much simpler design than the one in the Model 1.
It’s the result, Musk said, of “a lot of people really focusing on what you’re trying to achieve and getting as close to that as possible.”
The Tesla team uses the term “leapsfrog” to describe the process of designing a new type of engine.
The new engine design is different than the traditional gasoline-fueled Model S, but it has the same basic components.
In a typical gas-powered Model S (which Tesla calls a “premium” model), there’s an engine block, a cylinder head, a crank, a flywheel, and a fuel injector.
The engine in the new one is the “premia” version, and the engine in each of the three gasoline-equipped Model S models is essentially the same.
A single engine can have as many as two cylinders, or more.
The cylinder head can be either a piston or a valve.
In the new “premias,” the valve is located on the inside of the piston and is connected to the piston.
A piston engine in this design has four valves in a series, instead of the typical six valves.
“You have four valves per cylinder,” Musk explained.
“So you have two pistons, you have four connecting rods and you have three connecting rods per cylinder.
And you have to be able to fit two of those into the cylinder, because there’s no way you can fit a bigger piston in there.
So you have that four-cylinder configuration.”
A “premiar” gasoline engine can only have one cylinder, and it uses the piston’s smaller valve for both its cylinder and its piston head.
This design allows Tesla to deliver more power with less power.
“With the leapfrog cylinder design, we can get more torque, more energy,” Musk continued.
“And that’s not the same for a normal combustion engine.”
Tesla has also designed its engine to use much more energy.
“The new pistons have much more work to do, and they’re not as powerful,” Musk noted.
“They’re not going to go as fast as they could.”
The first version of Tesla’s new engine is an engine with a total of 13 cylinders, and Tesla plans to add additional cylinders later in the production cycle.
Tesla says that the new design will be ready for production in 2020.
Musk has said that the first production model of the Model 2 will arrive in 2019.
Musk is already planning to use the new Model 3 in California, but he hasn’t yet announced when it will arrive.