New Maximum Plaid Tesla Roadster Will “Naturally” Get Plaid Paint Job, Says Elon Musk

MAY 3 2016 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 20

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Maximum Plaid With Plaid Paint Job

From time to time, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has dropped hints in regards to the next-generation Tesla Roadster.

Though few details are know at this time, we’ve learned from Musk that he is hopeful the next-gen Roadster will launch by 2019. Additonally, Musk has made it known that the next-gen Roadster will go Maximum Plaid (a Spaceballs reference), which is a step above Ludicrous Mode.

Now, via a Twitter reply from Musk, we discover that this Maximum Plaid next-gen Roadster will “naturally” get a plaid paint color option too.

Okay…Musk is just joking on this one, but maybe not.  Hmm…a plaid car?!?!

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20 Comments on "New Maximum Plaid Tesla Roadster Will “Naturally” Get Plaid Paint Job, Says Elon Musk"

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Jeffrey Songster

Depends on what clan it is from… could be great!

Kdawg

The hipsters will like it. Make sure it comes with Vegan seats 🙂

Mr. B.

Blackwatch, for me…

Kdawg

If there’s a plaid Ferrari, then I don’t see why not a plaid Roadster.

Peter

I do after seeing that picture.

Someone out there

My suggestion is to cover the entire car in electronic paper so that the paint job can be software upgraded 🙂

Anon

I could see a bit of plaid on the seats and interior trim…

Anderlan

That wouldn’t be maximum plaid. Seats, dash, paint, wheels, everything.

Brave Lil Toaster

… tires.

Rob Stark

McKenzie Tartan please.

Aaron

I could see that. British racing green with the tartan around the bottom of the car………

St John

Anybody remember plaid stamps from the 1950s and 60s?

ffbj

Oh yeah. Pasted them into books.

Speculawyer

There is some paint guy at Tesla shaking his head right now.

How am I gonna do THAT?

Someone out there

Use checkered (/plaid) paint:
https://youtu.be/Jm_HUhHKWC0?t=3m10s

Peter

There aren’t any paint guys at Tesla, the cars are painted by robots. 🙂

But vinyl wrap is the answer to create a plaid look.

Bacardi

Since the car is carbon fiber, would be really cool to incorporate color into the carbon fiber weave and leave it unpainted to show off…Most colored carbon fiber is a hybrid and not as strong as 100% pure carbon fiber but a few companies are capable of doing just that…Hope…

ffbj

It could be argued that “Plaid” is not a speed at all but the observable effect of going to Ludicrous speed.
Analogous to someone saying, when a test pilot broke the speed of sound, that they went supersonic. Then you would get a sonic boom which is the auditory equivalent of the plaid effect displayed when Ludicrous speed is reached.

Grady

Tesla could use the time dilation effects of going maximum plaid as a sales pitch. The more time you spend in your Tesla, the more you slow the aging process 😉

Alex Dow

And it would have to be registered with the Lord Lyon King of Arms, before going on sale in Scotland!