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See my best assumptions. Nothing more known. But on Dec 1 (the day after Nov 30th) we will all know a lot more… Some of the answers are a bit flip, some are vague, but we don’t know a whole lot for sure, and we are just 3 weeks away from knowing more. So hang in there with the rest of us.Some questions and details I'm curious about:
HVAC to bed for camping via rear window or rear vent
Doesn’t appear to be any.
Payload capacity (3500 as stated in 2019?)
Possible, or at least in the neighborhood.
Clearance for sharp turns with a 5th wheel style trailer over the bed side-walls
Don’t know, haven’t seen a CT with a gooseneck or 5th wheel. My assumption is; “depends on the trailer”
Ground clearance measured at lowest and highest
Lowest? No idea. Possibly as low as 6 or 8 inches. Highest? We don’t know. But 14.5 has recent rumors to be a safe bet
Rear steering turning radius. Example backing up a trailer.
Elon‘s words were; “possibly as tight as a Model Y”
Steer by wire ?
In the realm of probability, at least the rear. There are some that saw a recent video that appears to confirm it. But it’s not a 100% confirmation.
Front approach attack and rear departure angles for off-roading
that goes hand in hand with wheelbase, total length, ride height. No clue yet.
Lightbar at top of windshield under the glass like 2019 reveal
Probably not. Although there appears to be an accessory that mounts the same strip on the outside at the peak. Why? We don’t know for sure, but stupid California laws appear to be at blame.
Can a hitch ball be bolted directly into a hole in the rear bumper for lighter loads without needing a 2” receiver-style hitch?
Not a clue
Trailer light wiring plug or add after-market
We;ve seen pictures that make it appear there is a plug in the back to make life easy.
Winch mounting area
This one I know for sure. You can mount your wench in either the front seats, back seats, or in the vault. It’s up to you. But it’s probably best that you don’t let her hear you call her a wench. Unless you guys have a kind of Renn Faire relationship. For one of those electric cable things, haven’t seen one on an RC, so we wait..
Frunk and bed electric outlets
Nothing sure yet. Appears the frunk might be left out of it, while there is some evidence of something on the side near the back fo the bed. But like everything., nothing final.
35” diameter tires on 20” rims. Not sure what is standard and what is an option. It appears Goodyear and Pirelli are making custom tires for the CT.
Curb rash and off-road rock risk (Is tire wider than rim or plastic wheel cover?)
One version is, and one version isn’t. Not sure what will be offered, and if there will be options, but the magic 8 ball said “entirely possible”
Side mirrors removable (easy access panel to unbolt it?)
There was a comment by Elon that they should/would be, no word past that.
Is there space for a small display screen just inside the left and right A-pillar (inside cabin) so side-camera can display after external mirrors are removed? Will these screens be available after-market
With the dash as big as it seems to be, there may be room for an 85” display on each side. There is a company that is offering small displays (not CT specific) for cars/trucks.
Door opening buttons or fingerprint reader or code? (maybe just a release button like on the interior) I assume Bluetooth proximity activates open button.
There appears to be “something” on the pillars at the doors that appears to assist in opening the doors. And the app should do it. We don’t know
Emergency door handle access from outside for rescue?
Air compressor auto-deflate and inflate tires
Probably not, but maybe? Has not been see or demonstrated.
Measurements (with a tape measure) of bed width and length
If you find out, please tell us!
Close-up of mounting points for rooftop cargo rack
There are a few pictures of racks mounted, and the mounting points, but they are covered.
Is the top edge of the tailgate replaceable when dented or scratched from a load?
Everything is replaceable. As is everyone.
Water drainage from bed
I recommend you don’t wet your bed. Especially enough to need “drainage”.
Tailgate integrated steps or ramp
Don’t know, but doubtful
Can tailgate drop down at a low angle, not just stop flat with bed
At one time we were told the back could drop and the front rise, but I don’t think we have seen a demo of that with any of the release candidates.
L-channel close-up and example using it with tie-downs
We have seen the L Channel being used.
Tailgate motorized or just soft dampened lowering but manual raising
This we know for certain. It’s either one or the other.
They will have a team, and 3rd parties will make them.
Wiper blade sizes to change (two or three standard blade replacements)
Q:How many psychiatrists does it take to change the wiper blade in the BAW?
A: One, but the wiper has to really want to change.