Elon Musk Says New Tesla Roadster Is Coming – We’ll Just Have To Wait

Elon Musk has reaffirmed that a new Tesla Roadster is on the cards, but that it is still “some years away”.

Tesla’s chief executive confirmed the news on his Twitter account without going into details about the model or exactly when it will arrive.

The last we heard about a new Roadster was in mid-May, when Tesla’s Nordic Countries manager Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen said that the new model will “look a little different, [be] a little faster and [be] a little bigger” than the original.

Another key development for the new Roadster is that it may be underpinned by the automaker’s third-generation platform used by the Model 3. This means it would be developed from the outset as an all-electric vehicle rather than being based around an existing vehicle like the first-gen.

In all probability, we won’t see the new Tesla Roadster for at least the next five years. Musk made no mention of it in his second master plan, outlining instead the brand’s intention to develop electric heavy-duty trucks and high passenger-density urban transport.

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  • Axiom Ethos

    “The last we heard about a new Roadster was in mid-May”. This is not exactly true. He tweeted back on November 5th that “Plaid is reserved for the next gen Roadster”. See here: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/794940930000175104

  • mlhoheisel

    At minimum it’s got to be faster than the most ludicrous version of Model S and that’s a pretty high standard. That would put it solidly in the supercar performance range.

    It is after all a new Roadster not a Tesla Mustang. SpaceX is learning to play with carbon fiber and Elon always carries stuff over between his companies. A Roadster on the Model 3 platform with two big motors and a light body with lots of carbon fiber might blow away ferraris and lambos.

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