A near-production prototype of the Tesla Model X has been caught on camera around Palo Alto, California.

A near-production prototype of the Tesla Model X has been caught on camera around Palo Alto, California.

Tesla's all-electric crossover has been a long time in the making, but the wait is almost over as first deliveries are scheduled for the third quarter of 2015. Seen here is a thinly camouflaged prototype likely carrying all the production bits and pieces, including the falcon wing doors which according to Tesla Motors will grant easy access to the third row seats even in tight parking spaces.

The hardware setup will be sourced from the Model S and all versions are getting a dual motor all-wheel drive system. We remind you the Model S P85D offers 691 bhp (515 kW) and 930 Nm (687 lb-ft), enough for a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in 3.2 seconds and a 155 mph (250 km/h), but the Model X will be slower due to its higher weight.

An official reveal could occur as early as next week at the New York Auto Show.

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