We never really see Donald Trump driving himself. Not much unlike current presidents, he relies on a hired driver and makes his way around town in his personal limousine, and around the globe in an ultra-luxury jet. However, as much as his money has gotten him to "president-style" transportation, years before he even considered the presidency, it also got him a decent collection of vehicles that he doesn't use. And yes ... word has it that there is a Tesla Roadster in the mix.
Omni Auto Rendering of the Upcoming Tesla Roadster
Many sources agree that there is an old Tesla Roadster in Trump's garage. He may have trouble driving it - he's not a small guy - but having something that is "special" in any way, is part of Trump's mindset. Not only was the car produced and sold in somewhat limited numbers, about 2,450 from 2008 to 2012, it was also the first mass-produced highway-legal all-electric lithium-ion car. Though it was the first, it commanded a whopping 200+ miles of range and zipped a zero to 60 sprint in under four seconds.
The Tesla sits in a collection aside names like McLaren, Maybach, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Rolls Royce, to name a few. Though The Donald's collection is not massive, he surely didn't skimp. Depending on the model year of Trump's Tesla Roadster, the starting price was around $109,000. A next-generation Roadster is due out in 2019.
As we move into this new presidency, new party leadership, and uncertain times, keep in mind that we can't truly predict exactly what may happen. Yes, Trump has already made some choices for his team members that could be negative to the continued momentum of "green-friendliness". However, he is a huge advocate for the domestic market and believes in American-made products. This is where Elon and company can draw their support. Leonardo DiCaprio and his team of advocates met with Trump last week, and Musk has a chance to touch base with him at the president-elect's exclusive tech summit today in New York.
Trump is a huge racing fan and surely not adverse to fast, expensive cars. Perhaps Musk will have the first new Tesla Roadster waiting for the president in the coming years.