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ABC7 News was at Tesla's Fremont assembly plant as the electric car company finally revealed its highly anticipated Model X SUV. (KGO-TV)

Car-buffs have been looking forward to this day for years now. ABC7 News was at Tesla's Fremont assembly plant as the electric car company finally revealed its highly-anticipated Model X SUV Tuesday night.

The new car released is two years behind schedule, but Tesla enthusiasts say it's worth the wait.

An old fashioned gull wing just wouldn't fly on a Tesla. Instead, the Model X's "Falcon" wings soar with two hinge points.


Ultrasonic sensors work through metal and detect obstacles so you don't hit the garage roof or the minivan jammed next to you. If jammed by traffic, the SUV has automatic breaking and side collision steering, earning five stars in every safety category. The front doors open as you approach.

Once inside, the air filtration system makes the Model X the next generation nuclear fall-out shelter. Tesla fans would love to drive one home.

"The power front doors were surprising. Those were really cool and then the no nose cone," Tesla enthusiast Bre Lambert said.

"The power front doors are definitely something cool I wasn't expecting and I like the performance of course," Tesla enthusiast Rob Prince said.

And of course it's an SUV so nine people unloaded after pulling up with an airstream trailer.

Musk says the third row seat access and falcon doors are inspired in part by his own struggle of getting his twins into cars seats.

The signature model goes for $132,000.

Designed for a busy family, it'll get you zero-to-sixty miles per hour in 3.2 seconds.

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