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Jaden Smith buys coveted Tesla Model X car

The vehicle is estimated to cost $130,000.

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Annie Martin
Jaden Smith at the American Music Awards on November 23, 2014. The actor received a coveted Tesla Model X this week. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Jaden Smith at the American Music Awards on November 23, 2014. The actor received a coveted Tesla Model X this week. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Jaden Smith is the lucky new owner of a Tesla Model X.

The 17-year-old actor bought and received the car this week, months before the vehicle even hit the market. Those first on the lengthy waiting list for the electric-powered SUV are expected to get their models in mid-to-late 2016.

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"Watching my lil bro get the keys to his first car #priceless #1of1 #tesla #betonACE #jadensmith #congrats," Smith's half-brother, Trey Smith, captioned a photo of his sibling in front of the coveted vehicle.

The highly-anticipated model boasts 257 miles of range per battery charge and is estimated to cost $130,000. Tesla CEO Elon Musk personally canceled a blogger's order on the waiting list this week after the writer complained about a Model X launch event.

"Must be a slow news day if denying service to a super rude customer gets this much attention," Musk tweeted Wednesday.

Jaden Smith with his new Tesla Model X. Photo by Trey Smith/Instagram

Smith is son to actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and brother to singer Willow Smith. He starred with his dad in The Pursuit of Happyness and After Earth, and will play Marcus on Baz Luhrmann's forthcoming Netflix series, The Get Down.

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith will boycott this year's Academy Awards due to a lack of diversity in nominations. Actress Janet Hubert said she highly respects Jada Thursday on The Real after previously criticizing the Oscars protest.

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