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Thank you Rivian and please keep beating the hell out of the R1T. This type of driving I will never do but reassures me that the vehicle will not fall apart on me on pavement, I'm still ready to order.
 

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This was a great video! Simply wow!
 

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I have to say, at least from the clips, the stability is insane!
 

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Has anyone else noticed that the front right quarter panel pinches up into the hood at the 51 second mark in the first video. Not trying to read too much into this since this is a hand built pre-production model.... But it looks like maybe he bottomed out the tire into the wheel well.
 

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Has anyone else noticed that the front right quarter panel pinches up into the hood at the 51 second mark in the first video. Not trying to read too much into this since this is a hand built pre-production model.... But it looks like maybe he bottomed out the tire into the wheel well.
Yeah, I noticed that too. I think at the least that speaks to a previous statement that there isn't room to fit a larger than factory tire.

EDIT: we also don't know for sure what size tire they were using in that video.
 
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Don't forget the launch video...very impressive.

 

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Has anyone else noticed that the front right quarter panel pinches up into the hood at the 51 second mark in the first video. Not trying to read too much into this since this is a hand built pre-production model.... But it looks like maybe he bottomed out the tire into the wheel well.
I did as well. Here's that bit of the video slowed down:

To me it looks like the bumper was hit when the front passenger wheel went into the depression.

The bumpers are something I've been worried about since the South America photos. It's hard to tell how much has changed because of different perspectives of photos, but the newer prototype vehicles to me look to have a more squared off chin. I'm sure this helps aerodynamics a bit, but also causes problems like this, even if technically the approach angle hasn't changed on paper. Compare these two shots:
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Could be just in my head or the "camouflage", but the new picture looks more square.


It would be amazing if Rivian offered a more trail-ready trim that has the lower bumper corners shaved off (and also those skid plates that someone mentioned at a Rivian event). Similar in some ways to the the differences between Trail/Limited 4runner:
4runner-trail.jpg
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