According to German auto magazine AutoBild, Tesla Motors is working on a successor to the original Tesla Roadster.
It's been widely believed and even hinted at from Tesla that a second-generation Roadster would be made, but it was often speculated that it wouldn't launch until 2020 or later.
However, AutoBild sees if differently. AutoBild says the Tesla Model R (the name AutoBild gives to the 2nd-gen Roadster) will arrive as early as 2017.
Furthermore, AutoBild speculates that the Tesla Model S will share platforms with the 2016 Model 3. From a financial standpoint, this would be the perfect approach for Tesla Motors to take.
Our take is mostly in line with AutoBild. We speculate that the next-gen Roadster will ride on a modified Model 3 platform and that it will arrive before 2020, but maybe not 2017. Its performance will likely wow the world, but it won't come cheap. Let's just say that the second-gen Roadster will make the original look downright cheap. That's our speculative guess as to what you should expect of the next-gen Roadster (aka Tesla Model R).