Tesla Renders, Fantasy Vehicles, And Outright Fun Stuff

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Tesla Model Y Via Peisert Design

FREAKY TESLA DESIGN CONCEPTS

Pretty much since Tesla started building cars, freelance designers have been creating their own fantasy vehicles. When Model 3 was still a mystery car, armchair stylists created hundreds of concepts of what it might look like – more recently, they’ve done the same for Tesla’s future pickup truck (Model P?). Designer Jan Peisert recently created a highly detailed rendering of what the next-generation Roadster might look like.

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Concept design for a future Tesla Roadster (Image BGR via Peiser Design)

Many see the front end of a car as a face. The shape and placement of the eyes (headlights) and mouth (radiator grill) combine to create a countenance that evokes a certain personality – a family car has a friendly smile, while a sports car wears an aggressive snarl. (Automotive faces aren’t always human faces – some have described the Dodge Charger as a bulldog, and the Fisker Karma as a “grinning shark.”)

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Tesla Coupe Concept reinterprets the look of the original Model S design with somewhat of an inverted nose cone grille (Image: Bostad Design / Deviant Art)

Of course, the all-electric Model S never had any need for a radiator grill. The first generation had a plastic oval where the grill would be, but many Tesla fans hated the faux grill, saying that it looked fake and cheap, and they were delighted when Tesla eliminated it.

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Tesla redesigned the front grille of its Model S and decided to remove its black nose cone grille altogether (Image: Cool Hunting)

For designer Steel Drake, however, it was as if the car had lost its mouth. When he created a redesigned concept Model S, one big change he made was to give it a much busier front end, with a tiny triangular grill surrounded by a lighted panel that looks less like a mouth than like a Dali mustache, or perhaps some stingray-like alien creature.

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Steel Drake’s interpretation of a new Tesla sedan design (Image: Yanko Design)

The mouth contains lights that illuminate when the car starts, and change color depending on driving conditions. Yanko Design speculates that the lights might even be able to communicate coded messages, making this a “talking Tesla.”

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Steel Drake’s illuminating grille effect (Image: Yanko Design)

It isn’t just Tesla’s vehicles that attract the attention of third-party designers. Darko Markovic created a Recharge Drone that looks like a cross between a Star Wars droid and one of the robots that put Tesla’s vehicles together (the look is actually inspired by the video game Overwatch, of which Elon Musk is said to be a fan).

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Designer Darko Markovic reimagines a Tesla Supercharger using drones (Image: Yanko Design)

Designer Darko Markovic reimagines a Tesla Supercharger using drones (Image: Yanko Design)

Here’s how it would work: When a Tesla needs a charge, it requests a drone, which detaches itself from the stand, flies to and docks with the moving car, and plugs itself into the car’s charging port. When it’s done charging, it unplugs itself and flies back to the charging station where it came from.

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Source: Yanko Design

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13 responses to "Tesla Renders, Fantasy Vehicles, And Outright Fun Stuff"

  1. Nix says:

    Kill them with fire.

    1. L'amata says:

      “fire burn” Caveman Lawyer ….SNL

  2. John says:

    I’d still like to know how any of this qualifies as “news”…

    1. John says:

      Perhaps they’d like to include my textual concept drawing of the next model S
      I think the sleek and sexy lines speak for themselves…

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      \—O————0—/

      1. Gasbag says:

        Note the panel gaps and what is up with the front wheel?

        1. John says:

          Um…obviously the wheel is turned.
          Glamour shot!

        2. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

          That front wheel definitely needs a replacement, from a – 0 – to a – o -.

          So how much is the upgrade? 😉

    2. Samwise says:

      I can’t see a single reference in the article where it claims to be news?
      Not sure what your complaint is.

      1. John says:

        http://insideevs.com/about/

        “Inside EVs was created to not just publish the breaking news of the day, but to go behind it, to create it, and most importantly to examine the how, what and why of electric vehicles.

        Today, that hard work and dedication to plug-in vehicles and their infrastructure is demonstrated through InsideEVs standing as the largest independent Internet property covering electric vehicle news exclusively, and without any sponsored content. Just the news. Straight.”

        Please explain to me how this article fits in with their stated goal of “JUST THE NEWS…STRAIGHT.”

        1. Jay Cole says:

          Extended comment string weigh-in, (=

          The joy of being independent is we can pretty call our own shots on what qualifies as news…certainly, what is “news” to someone, isn’t to someone else.

          This story obviously doesn’t fit your criteria, but I can assure you that this article took no time away from our reporters doing other ‘more news-y’ pieces in order share. Evannex compiled it, we thought it was some nice, light-hearted reading – so passed it along.

          …and the title “Tesla Renders, Fantasy Vehicles, And Outright Fun Stuff”, clearly indicates what was to be found inside. It inconveniences no one.

          I understand your point – you’d like all hard-hitting press/breaking stories…but maybe a bit too serious on the protest in this particular case? Just my 2p though – have a good one!

  3. Rich says:

    True 5 seater. Cutting edge air suspension.

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