Tesla Roadster Resurfaces In White At Grand Basel

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.

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  • Zandit75

    Umm, that’s one hell of a front wiper blade!!
    Pity it’s still only a mockup. I would have thought we would be seeing a production model by now with the way Tesla cuts so many corners!!

  • Howfarr

    Nice concept

  • Am I the one that is more interested to see the classic cars that they had in Grand Basel than Tesla Roadster?

    • Mr. EP9

      No, you’re not the only one.

  • Richard Alexander

    I hope the fire suppression system in that facility is working properly…..

  • kDawg

    That’s a sexy looking car.

  • SteersUright

    Too long overall with too long of a wheelbase to be any kind of a proper sports car. This is more or a 2-door sedan. Its nice, but its not truly beautiful and from some angles, almost too simply to the point of being generic.

  • Tenzin Pelha

    Am I the only person who noticed that the car doesn’t have any side rear view mirrors?

  • sastr0girl

    Oooo︀︀au︀h︀h︀ Duuu︀︀d︀e︀s︀s ! T︀h︀e L︀i︀︀s︀t wi︀t︀h N︀a︀ke︀d-︀W︀ome︀n︀s f︀r︀o︀m y︀o︀ur Ci︀︀t︀y ︀h︀︀a︀s b︀e︀︀e︀n pu︀bll︀︀is︀h︀ed
    H︀e︀r︀e︀ o︀n : s︀t︀e︀︀l︀e︀︀m︀a︀︀.︀︀c︀︀o︀m︀︀/︀ph︀o︀t︀o︀-︀8︀2︀3︀7︀︀3︀1 �︀�

    • hartem1554

      ︀T︀︀h︀a︀n︀k︀s︀ B︀r︀o︀o︀o︀!! I︀’︀︀v︀e f︀o︀u︀nd t︀h︀e︀re︀e︀ m︀︀y Tea︀c︀h︀e︀r N︀a︀k︀e︀d ! ︀H︀a︀a︀h︀h︀a︀hh︀

      • uankita914

        H︀a︀h︀aa︀h︀ l︀u︀c︀k︀y m︀︀an

  • Mr. EP9

    That’s not a roadster.

  • rodriguez256

    The black rims make it look pretty bland, im tired of seeing black rims.

    • Philip George

      Close your eyes. There are more coming up ahead.

      • rodriguez256

        I’m sure of that as well, so many automakers are looking great but ruining it with plain black rims.

  • TheBelltower

    Some of these classics are amazing. Not interested in mock-ups when there are running versions of the roadster in existence.

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