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
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Jeffrey Songster

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

Kdawg
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Kdawg

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

Mr. B.
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Mr. B.

Blackwatch, for me…

Kdawg
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Kdawg

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

Peter
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Peter

I do after seeing that picture.

Someone out there
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Someone out there

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

Anon
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Anon

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

Anderlan
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Anderlan

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

Brave Lil Toaster
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Brave Lil Toaster

… tires.

Rob Stark
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Rob Stark

McKenzie Tartan please.

Aaron
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Aaron

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

St John
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St John

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

ffbj
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ffbj

Oh yeah. Pasted them into books.

Speculawyer
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Speculawyer

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

How am I gonna do THAT?

Someone out there
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Someone out there

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

Peter
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Alex Dow

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