Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that a new Tesla Roadster will eventually turn up and these renders have arrived to try to predict the future styling of the car.
Up front, we see Tesla’s new styling direction of deleting the grille all together, while overall, the renders show a small sports car that is totally unique, compared to today’s roadster, which uses a mostly unmodified Lotus body. Our editors also saw a bit of Honda S2000 influence in the renders.
In 2015, Tesla began to offer Roadster owners the 3.0 battery upgrade, which costs $29,000 and increases range by over 35 percent up to about 330 miles, showing that the brand is at least somewhat committed to keeping the car current.
Musk has also tweeted about the Roadster when the Tesla revealed its “Ludicrous Mode” for the Model S. “There is of course one speed faster than ludicrous, but that is reserved for the next generation Roadster in 4 years: maximum plaid,” said Musk. If the four year timeline is met, the new Roadster will arrive around 2019 or 2020.
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