Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Rendered

JUN 25 2017 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 15

Perhaps this renderer missed the latest intel from Tesla CEO Elon Musk who stated that the next-generation Roadster would be a convertible.

Or maybe he envisions the Roadster being offered in two body styles, a hardtop and a convertible?

Based on the Magna Steyr Mil Plus, this rendered Roadster doesn’t really say Tesla to us like others we’ve seen in the past, but it’s still rather stylish.

Tesla says the next-gen Roadster is still several years off, perhaps coming in 2020 or 2021, though not solid timeline has been provided as of yet.

And of course the next-gen Roadster will get the Maximum Plaid speed option, as well as being offered in a plaid color scheme of some sort.

What do you think of this un-Tesla-like Roadster render?

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George Bower

I like it. It looks a bit like the Porsche Mission e which I also like.

Almost bot a used Roadster and was interested in its development with the 2 speed gearbox and all. Glad I didn’t get one though—especially after listening to Bill H stories about his.

LJHova

Wow. Telsa stole from Porsche big time.

LJHova

Stole a little from Aston Martin too I should think.

Dav8or

This isn’t Tesla. It’a fan based render. It has no basis in reality.

Devin Serpa

This is concept art from a fan.

Roy_H

I actually dislike Inside EVs promoting random car artist’s conception of Tesla vehicles. These artists are not claiming inside knowledge i.e. working in Tesla design department but simply seeking to display their talent and using Tesla’s name to get exposure. Maybe Tesla should sue them, did they get permission from Tesla to use their name? These are NOT renders of future Tesla vehicles and should not be presented as such!

William L

Tesla is very friendly for others to use their name or image, as long as there is no major harm to their core business.

There is a guy using 3D printer to print Tesla supercharger with usb cable to charge phones, he also share the design online. Tesla did not sue him and one of Tesla manager actually bought one of the printed supercharger and use it in his office.

Pushmi-Pullyu
Since Tesla depends on media “buzz” and social media to provide free advertising, it certainly fits their marketing purposes to allow fan-made images and products to be made, distributed, and even sold. However, I suspect Tesla’s legal department isn’t happy about how allowing use of Tesla’s trademarks to go unchallenged is weakening Tesla’s trademark protections. I am reminded of what a Paramount Pictures spokesman said, when she was asked at a “Star Trek” convention what Paramount’s position was on Trek fan fiction. She said “‘Star Trek’ Fan fiction does not exist. If it did, we would have to put a stop to it.” In other words, Paramount officially ignores the existence of Trek fan fiction. They know it exists, and knows it’s distributed and even sold on a cottage industry basis. But Paramount knows that if it really tried to enforce its copyrights in that realm, and stop people from distributing Trek fan fiction, it would create a lot of very bad publicity for the franchise. On the other hand, Paramount is very protective of its merchandise licensing rights. You can be sure Paramount would not ignore someone selling T-shirts with a Star Trek logo on it — as the… Read more »
Rick Bronson

These supercars with very little trunk space and lower ground clearance are never functional.

You cannot take it to
* Airport to pick up someone with some luggage.
* Cannot go to shop to pick up something big and boxy
* Cannot take it for an off road drive.
* Cannot go with a family for a tour.

An electric vehicle should be used as much as possible to get the return on investment and use it as much as possible.

George Bower

Rick,
the roadsters weren’t meant to be functional.

Perhaps the new one will be like the Mission e which does try to be functional. the doors and the seating arrangement in the e are pretty good for a sports car.

I expect Tesla will copy that and make the new sportster with that same seating arrangement.

JustWilliamPDX

Sports cars are not built to be practical, they are built to be fun. Variety is a good thing.

Pushmi-Pullyu

Yup. High-end “supercar” sports cars are not designed or built to be daily drivers, or for hauling luggage. They are meant to be used only occasionally for a pleasure drive.

No doubt it drives hardcore “greenies” crazy to think that a battery pack is being “wasted” in a car that’s almost never going to be used as a daily driver. But look at it this way: Rich guys are gonna buy high-end sports cars. Why shouldn’t those cars, just like other cars, be EVs instead of gasmobiles?

Batteries and battery packs are not a limited resource like petroleum. As demand for EVs increases, so will the production of batteries. Batteries are limited only by production, not by finite resources.

(I’m not foolishly claiming the resources for building batteries are infinite. I’m just noting that the fact resources are finite isn’t what is limiting availability of batteries, and won’t for some time to come. Some EV advocates foolishly write as if battery production is a zero-sum game, as if they have to be distributed for maximum use. This simply isn’t so. Battery production needs to be increased, not limited.)

Jacked Beanstalk

They’re not supposed to do any of that stuff. The intended purpose is two fold:

1. Fun to Drive.
2. Get driver laid.

Michael

Magna International Inc. is slated to begin building the new Jaguar Land Rover I-Pace in early 2018.

Tesla may prefer to off-load the risk of engineering and manufacturing the Roadster onto an established Tier 1 OEM who has the capital and the desire to expand into the EV market.

I can’t afford TSLA but maybe MGA is a back-door play. They claim to have a net cash position of approximately $900 million and a 4% debt to capitalization as at March 31, 2013. (Why the heck haven’t they updated their website?) P/E of 8 and div yield of 2.44% seems attractive. Has Elon traveled to Austria recently?

Pushmi-Pullyu

“Tesla may prefer to off-load the risk of engineering and manufacturing the Roadster onto an established Tier 1 OEM who has the capital and the desire to expand into the EV market.”

Tesla will use the next-generation Roadster to show off its cutting-edge EV tech, and to act as a “halo car”. Tesla would no more outsource making the next-gen Roadster than Porsche would outsource the race cars its racing team uses at Le Mans. The whole idea with high-end sports cars and race cars is to show off your own company’s engineering expertise… not somebody else’s!