As far as we can tell based on the unveiling event and other sightings, only a few Model 3 prototypes have been made so far and the same vehicles keep being spotted while Tesla finalizes the design with the pencil down being only weeks or even days away.

Now pictures emerged of the Black Matte prototype, which has been spotted a few times before outside of the unveiling event, displayed at Tesla’s headquarters in Palo Alto last month.

It’s a rare or maybe even unique occasion for a Model 3 prototype to be displayed outside of the unveiling event and not just spotted in the wild.

Tesla employees who maybe didn’t have the chance to see the vehicle in person before were able to get a close look at the Black Matte version. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that people responded well to the color and that it bodes well for it to make it to production.

While it looks like the pictures below could have filters, they give a pretty cool look to the LED headlights.

Here are the pictures from the HQ (via Instagram – refresh if pictures don’t show at first):

As a bonus, here’s a cool picture of a Model 3 prototype from the interior in daylight via the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club:

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