Musk Tweets On Next-Gen Roadster

Musk Tweets On Next-Gen Roadster

Your top-down Tesla is coming in the form of the next-generation Roadster.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk answered some questions (and left us short on details) during his most recent Tweetstorm.

But we did discover a certainty amongst his Tweets. When asked:

Any chance for a convertible? Sun is out top is down.

Musk responded with this:

Next gen Roadster will be convertible

The original Roadster wasn't what we'd technically call a convertible. It has a removeable top and functions as an "open top" vehicle, but it's not a convertible by modern definition, or at least not how we envision a convertible.

Old Tesla Roadster - Only 2,450 Were Produced - Or Thereabouts

Old Tesla Roadster - Only 2,450 Were Produced - Or Thereabouts

We expect the next-gen Roadster to more resemble a traditional convertible, at least in regards to its drop top.

This render of the next-gen Roadster is perhaps a bit more along the lines of a conventional convertible, though without seeing the top we can't be sure.

Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Render By Jan Preisert

Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Render By Jan Preisert

Other knowns for the next-gen Roadster include that it will go Maximum Plaid, which is a step above Ludicrous and that one paint option will be plaid. Both of these details come to us straight from Elon Musk.

We expect the next-gen Roadster to launch sometime after 2020, though Tesla has not provided launch-date details as of yet.

As long as the convertible Roadster doesn't resemble this mess...:

Yuck!

Yuck!