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

2 years ago by Eric Loveday 20


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

  1. Jeffrey Songster says:

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

    1. Kdawg says:

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

    2. Mr. B. says:

      Blackwatch, for me…

  2. Kdawg says:

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

    1. Peter says:

      I do after seeing that picture.

  3. Someone out there says:

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

  4. Anon says:

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

    1. Anderlan says:

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

      1. Brave Lil Toaster says:

        … tires.

  5. Rob Stark says:

    McKenzie Tartan please.

    1. Aaron says:

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

  6. St John says:

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

    1. ffbj says:

      Oh yeah. Pasted them into books.

  7. Speculawyer says:

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

    How am I gonna do THAT?

    1. Someone out there says:

      Use checkered (/plaid) paint:

    2. Peter says:

      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.

  8. Bacardi says:

    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…

  9. ffbj says:

    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.

  10. Grady says:

    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 😉

  11. Alex Dow says:

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