The Upcoming Tesla Roadster Is A Dream Come True For CGI Artists

MAR 13 2019 BY EVANNEX 3


Yes, the insanely accelerating next-generation Tesla Roadster we see in the image below is computer-generated imagery (CGI) — ahem, hard to tell if nobody told you. The Tesla Roadster is fast-becoming a favorite for CGI artists and 3D graphics designers for its beauty and crazy acceleration.

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Above: This next-gen Tesla Roadster is featured in a CGI “Battle of Crait” Star Wars inspired fantasy art (Artwork: Deependra Singh)

It turns out last year the automotive artists of the ArtCenter College of Design were provided an opportunity to watch the next-gen Tesla Roadster live at the college and get some inspiration in the process (photos here).

So what might the Roadster look like if it was driving next to you? Check out how a 2020 Tesla Roadster could look and feel as it passes you from the side with full force…

Above: What it could look like if a next-gen Tesla Roadster drives by (Video Credits: 2NCS 3D Graphics)

CGI artists, like Mihai Tarus, are working on a variety of interpretations of the next-gen Tesla Roadster. Examples of Mihai’s evolving Roadster designs are being updated via his Instagram account, 3dm_automotive.

Above: A reimagined CGI 2020 Tesla Roadster in blue (Instagram: 3dm_automotive)

The next-gen Tesla Roadster also makes appearances from time to time in the real world. But it’s been a couple of months since we’ve spotted one — however, we were able to uncover a couple of cool photos posted on Twitter.

Next-gen Telsa Roadster in red color at a Tesla facility
Next-gen Telsa Roadster in red color at a Tesla facility

Above: 2020 Tesla Roadster on display (Photo credits: HemantG61521286 / Twitter)

It’s no wonder artists fantasize about this car. An object of desire, the standard variant of the next-gen Tesla Roadster will be able to perform 0-60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, according to Elon Musk. Tesla aims to start deliveries of the next-generation Roadster by the end of 2020.


Written by: Iqtidar Ali; An earlier version of this article appeared on X Auto.

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3 Comments on "The Upcoming Tesla Roadster Is A Dream Come True For CGI Artists"

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Definition of roadster.
1a : a horse suitable for riding or driving on roads.
1b : a utility saddle horse of the hackney type.
2a : a light carriage : buggy.
2b : an automobile with an open body that seats two and has a folding fabric top and often a luggage compartment or rumble seat in the rear.

I’m not seeing 4 legs or an open top. What are these render dudes thinking 😉

Like the new folding display cellphones, the new Tesla Roadster will have a folding glas top – but you didn’t hear that from me.

Look at the bottom photo – the roof piece above the head is removable.