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Tesla Roadster next generation unofficial renderings envision open-top on Model 3 platform [Gallery]


Tesla is planning a next generation Roadster reportedly to be built on the Model 3 platform by the end of the decade. A Tesla executive recently described the vehicle as “different, faster and bigger” than the original Roadster, which was built on a Lotus chassis.

Little is known about the vehicle at this point, but it doesn’t stop rendering artists to try to help envision the possible design of the car. And these latest renderings are pretty impressive.

Italian car design website Omni Auto shared its vision of the vehicle in the form of the rendering seen above and in more details below.

The original Roadster was offered with both hard-top and soft-top convertible options, so it wouldn’t be too surprising if similar options are offered with the next generation Roadster, which will not necessarily be called ‘Roadster’ since Tesla has since changed its naming scheme.

Here’s a closer look Omni Auto’s rendering – pictures via Omni Auto

What do you think? Let us know in the comment section below.

Personally, I think it looks good. I’ve seen several attempts at putting a grille/nosecone on the Model 3’s front fascia and I have not been a fan of them so far, but this is definitely among the best ones.

It is obviously heavily inspired by the Model 3, but the next gen Roadster is expected to be released on the same platform and the Model 3 is so far the only vehicle unveiled on Tesla’s third generation platform.

While I’m excited to see the official design of the next Roadster (Model R?), I’m even more excited to learn about its performance. In continuation of Tesla referencing the movie ‘Spaceballs’ for its performance modes, like ‘Ludicrous mode’, CEO Elon Musk said that the automaker is reserving the ‘Maximum Plaid’ mode for the next generation Tesla Roadster.

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