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Tesla Roadster makes car show debut at Grand Basel

As we reported last week, Tesla announced that it was bringing a ‘surprise’ vehicle to the new Grand Basel auto show and we suspected that it would be the new Roadster.

Sure enough, Tesla held an opening event and the star of the show was a white next-gen Roadster.

Grand Basel describes itself as ‘the ultimate show for automotive masterpieces.’

Based on the invite that Tesla sent to a few Tesla owners last week, it was quite clear that the automaker was planning to bring the new Roadster as its own “masterpiece”.

Today, it was confirmed as a white Roadster prototype appeared in Basel – seemingly the same one showed at Tesla’s shareholder meeting earlier this year.

Switzerland’s Bluewin got a look at Tesla’s booth and the vehicle:

Albeit stunning, the vehicle doesn’t seem to be a working prototype but only a design shell.

To date, the only working prototype that we have seen has been the red one unveiled at the launch event last year.

At the unveiling event in November, CEO Elon Musk claimed a list of insanely impressive specs for the new Roadster, including 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, 620-mile of range, and more.

Tesla is trying to bring the vehicle to market by 2020 and make it the quickest and fastest production car on the market – and it just happens to be all-electric.

The automaker is currently taking reservations for the $200,000 base version with an insane $50,000 deposit and for the $250,000 Founders Series for an even more insane $250,000 deposit.

The Grand Basel show is taking place from September 6th-9th in Basel, Switzerland. The Roadster should be shown during that time and if the Roadster sticks with the show, which is going on tour, it might also be displayed in Miami Beach in February 2019 and Hong Kong in May 2019.

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