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Elon Musk Says It's Time To "Unveil The D" (SFW)

Is that a car in your garage or are you just happy to see me?

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Tesla founder Elon Musk made an announcement on Twitter Wednesday night.

About time to unveil the D and something else

Elon Musk@elonmuskFollow

About time to unveil the D and something else

9:31 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Tesla has already announced two new models that will roll out over the years in addition to the luxury sedan Model S available now: the Model X, an SUV that will come out in 2015, and the more affordable Model III sedan, which will probably go on sale in 2017. Tesla is also working on a massive "gigafactory" to produce batteries.

The Model III was originally going to be called the "Model E," so Tesla's product lineup would have spelled out "S-E-X." But Ford owns the trademark to "Model E" and so they had to settle on "Model III."

"We were going to call it model E for a while and then Ford sued us saying it wanted to use the Model E – I thought this is crazy, Ford's trying to kill sex!" Musk told the British magazine Auto Express.

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While any Tesla announcement generates news, Twitter promptly lost its mind over Musk's phrasing.

@MattZeitlin a nation clamors: "We want the D!"

Elon Musk will be unveiling the D. https://t.co/peMISuriKV

Andrew Kaczynski@BuzzFeedAndrewFollow

Elon Musk will be unveiling the D. https://t.co/peMISuriKV

9:38 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@elonmusk inappropriate tbqh. What is the car called?

a coffee golem@sorenmacbethFollow

.@elonmusk inappropriate tbqh. What is the car called?

9:33 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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I hope you are staying your mandatory 100 feet away from a school when you do it @elonmusk.

Andrew Kaczynski@BuzzFeedAndrewFollow

I hope you are staying your mandatory 100 feet away from a school when you do it @elonmusk.

9:49 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

“@elonmusk: About time to unveil the D and something else http://t.co/Om6d0VPrKL” WHAHWHAHWHATWHAWTAHWTAHWTAHWTHATAG ELON STOP ELON

Dom@domhunt18Follow

“@elonmusk: About time to unveil the D and something else http://t.co/Om6d0VPrKL”

WHAHWHAHWHATWHAWTAHWTAHWTAHWTHATAG ELON STOP ELON

9:32 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

.@elonmusk No one wants to see your “D” Elon, gross.

Megan B-D@megahbiteFollow

.@elonmusk No one wants to see your “D” Elon, gross.

9:32 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@elonmusk gimme the D. Ok, that didn't sound good

Jose Ant. Arias@JoseAriasArroyoFollow

@elonmusk gimme the D. Ok, that didn't sound good

9:34 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@elonmusk please don't reveal your D in public :P

SmithsonMartin@SmithsonMartinFollow

@elonmusk please don't reveal your D in public :P

9:31 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

“@elonmusk: About time to unveil the D and something else http://t.co/zJvcZYZ0dl” that's what she said…

Lawrence W. Le Blanc@FriscoSmooveFollow

“@elonmusk: About time to unveil the D and something else http://t.co/zJvcZYZ0dl” that's what she said…

9:31 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@elonmusk I think you could probably wordsmith the phrasing of "unveil the D" a bit more and revisit this tweet. But congrats!

????@anildashFollow

@elonmusk I think you could probably wordsmith the phrasing of "unveil the D" a bit more and revisit this tweet. But congrats!

9:32 PM - 01 Oct 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Matthew Zeitlin is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Zeitlin reports on Wall Street and big banks.

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