New Images of Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Surface

OCT 3 2018 BY MARK KANE 39

The next-gen Tesla Roadster was spotted again.

Tesla customers, those who were taking deliveries of cars at the Hawthorne facility, had a rare opportunity to see the new Tesla Roadster and Elon Musk, who, believe it or not, was delivering some Model 3s himself.

Lucky for us, several individuals snapped some photos of the Roadster (see below).

Base Specs:

  • Acceleration 0-60 mph 1.9 sec
  • Acceleration 0-100 mph 4.2 sec
  • Acceleration 1/4 mile 8.8 sec
  • Top Speed Over 250 mph
  • Wheel Torque 10,000 Nm
  • Mile Range 620 miles
  • 200 kWh battery pack
  • Seating 4
  • Drive All-Wheel Drive (three motors – two for rear wheels, and one for front axle)
  • Base Price $200,000
  • Base Reservation $50,000
  • Founders Series Price $250,000
  • Founders Series Reservation (1,000 reservations available) $250,000
Elon Musk with the new Tesla Roadster at the electric semi reveal event.
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I want one. But I only one kidney left, I guess I have to start buying lotto tickets.

Kidneys are overrated.

You could put a half of your liver on the market.

Yeah, cause it grows back.

Still no decent pics of the back seat?

Um, I’m pretty sure that on this car the back seat really doesn’t matter.

Actually many people are thirsting for pics of the backseat because this car is being advertised as a 2+2. It would be extraordinary if Roadster 2 not only beats all ICE supercars on the track, but can do so while carrying 3 adult passengers in comfort.

Yes but I’m pretty sure the backseat is going to be very small with minimal headroom.

I have no idea what Tesla roadster 2 back seat will be like but there is a long history of nominal back seats in the Porsche 911. Maybe a benefit for insurance rates or something.

Munchkin size. Or crumb munchers, rug rats if you prefer.

Look at the majority of 2+2s including convertibles, at best, you can put in an adult in sitting sideways…

I’m guessing it’ll be like the 911’s which is basically enough for kids and bags. Maybe you can squeeze an adult there for a short ride, but it’s definitely not comfort.

Even Elon said, the back seats are for little kids, as I recall.

The “+2” part of the “2+2” seating doesn’t indicate the back seat is for full-sized adults. The “+2” designation means it’s for children or small adults, just like the jump seats in the Model S, an option which gives the MS what Tesla describes as “5+2” seating.

Get Real hit the nail on the head; the back seat in this car doesn’t matter. Nobody (well in the real world there’s always one oddball, but almost nobody) is going to buy this car to carry kids.

Some of us have kids and would like to take them with on fun drives.

You would subject your own children to the risk of going for a joy ride in a high-performance supercar sports car?

Where are the child welfare people when we need them?

I’ve owned two seaters and owned 2+2 with backseats that would be adequate for double amputees. Still those back seats come in handy in a pinch and for putting things without needing to always use the trunk. The cubbys behind two seaters just aren’t convenient.

Double amputees, yeah. I once rode in the back seat of a tiny MG sports car, and I had to turn sideways with my feet up on the seat, because there was literally no room for my legs when seated in the proper position. Fortunately it was a short ride!

If anyone at Tesla’s marketing department is thinking, they need to work out a deal with Eon Productions and get this car in the next Bond film. A car featured in a Bond film is the best thing you can do to make a car desirable by people who can’t afford it. Imagined a tricked out Roadster2 with rocket thrusters being driven by 007.

James Bond doesn’t need rocket thrusters on the next-gen Tesla roadster.

They would help if it was a flying roadster 2.

Unless Eon Productions offers the Roadster a spot for free, its a waste of money…Tesla will not be able to keep up with Roadster demand if they make good and the specs and price…Yet like the model 3, when will the base model be available for delivery?

Don’t be silly. Tesla can produce as many Roadsters as it wants to.

The production limit will be set to maintain exclusivity. The more are produced, the less special they feel, and the lower the price that Tesla can charge.

“and the lower the price that Tesla can charge.” … Hmmm It’s already buckets Lower than its $2 – $3 Million Dollar Competitors!

Base Model New Roadster… 2022???

I suppose Tesla could share some time trials from “The ‘Ring” (Nurburgring?), in 2019!

“Unless Eon Productions offers the Roadster a spot for free, its a waste of money…”

Not at all. The next-gen Roadster will be Tesla’s halo car. The point of a halo car isn’t to sell lots of halo cars; it’s to get people excited about the brand, in the hope they’ll settle for one of the less expensive models.

Getting a Tesla car into a high-profile film, such as a Bond film, is exactly the sort of advertising that Tesla prefers. That’s why the original Roadster was seen in the first “Iron Man” film, among several other movies. (Well, that and the Tony Stark / Elon Musk cultural reference.)

That’s an ugly color.

You must be color blind. Right?

Maybe he needs to adjust his monitor. (No, seriously.)

You monitor deceives you 🙂

This thing is a “steal” at those price.

I am sure anyone who can afford a $200K car would get one just to be super cool.

If I have the cash, I would get one too.

Note to self: Must get more successful…….

I believe in the tech and I love the designs, but I have a real question mark if the company is going to survive.

Nothing new…

I want to see it with silver wheels, I still part of the other 50%

Wow, nothing like customer service from the billionaire CEO…

As any other can accelerate in 1.9 as Tesla Roadster2… easy to see they are going to limit that. Acceleration limit in 4 seconds and ICE supercars survive. If not, Ferrari, Porsche….ICE die.

Tesla is already up to the Roadster 3.0 with the original Roadster. The next-gen Roadster isn’t the Roadster2, nor the Roadster 2.0.