It’s been a while since we’ve since anything new about the Tesla Roadster, living as it has been off the hype generated by its unveiling last November. But now it’s resurfaced again, and in a different color from the metallic red example initially showcased upon its debut.
The second-generation electric sports car is currently being shown for the first time in Europe, painted in a very techy shade of white. And we dare say it looks at least as good in the storm-trooper appearance as it did in the original red.
The forthcoming new Tesla Roadster is on display at Grand Basel, a celebration of automotive design in Switzerland – far away from the automaker’s home in California. It’s not the only new set of wheels on display there, of course – joined as it is by Garage Italia’s new Fiat 500 Spiaggina, Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Sibylla GG80, and Automobili Amos’ reinterpreted Lancia Delta Integrale Futurista.
And there are some beautiful classics being shown there as well, including a Lamborghini Miura, Lincoln Continental, Ford Consul Capri, Cisitalia 202 SC, Porsche 550 RS Spyder, Pegaso Z-102 Saoutchik Cabriolet, and even a 1994 Benetton B194. And those are just some of the vehicles chosen by the panelists. The festival is also celebrating the Giurgiaro’s past work, displaying a Maserati Ghibli Spyder, BMW M1, Fiat Panda, Chevrolet Corvair Testudo concept, the original Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione, and a trio of Iso-Rivoltas.
As for the Tesla, hopefully we’ll see more of that soon as well. But the initial specs announced last year look promising. It’s said to be capable of hitting 60 in under two seconds, running the quarter-mile in under nine, and topping out over 250 mph.