The New Tesla Roadster Has Rear Seats But They Are Tiny

The world got its first look at the second-generation Tesla Roadster some 18 months ago and here we are approaching the middle of 2019 and the production model is still nowhere in sight.

Fortunately, the car manufacturer has been happy to show off its handful of Roadster prototypes at various press events and yesterday, had a bright red Roadster on display during Tesla’s ‘Autonomy Day.’ One fan was able to get up close with the car and was kind enough to film some of the vehicle’s interesting details.

One of the most intriguing things about the new Roadster is the unlock mechanism. There is a small area on the B-pillar which a driver simply swipes their finger along to gain access to the supercar. It remains to be seen if road-going examples will feature a similar system, or perhaps use fingerprint sensors here, but it’s fairly apparent that Tesla won’t sell the new Roadster with a traditional key.

There are also a couple of other interesting aspects of the Roadster which you may not have previously noticed. A look at the dashboard reveals a horizontal slat running from one side to the other and in this slat, there is a small digital speedometer in front of the driver and one in front of the passenger. Some may also be shocked to learn that the new Tesla Roadster features seats in the back, making it a 2+2. There doesn’t appear to be much headroom or legroom, however, so only those short in nature will be able to fit back there.

Back in January, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk stated that a version of the new Roadster will use a cold gas thruster system which will allow the vehicle to hover.


  • Netsphere

    well this will surely help with insurance rates

  • Alduin

    Who cares. Teslas are junk.

    • baofe

      The car I have nothing against but the pinhead and company behind their products definitely needs some work. (Inb4 that user “S3XY” thumbs down every negative tesla comment)

    • Stephen G

      Is that what you tell your buddies…you just got your a$$ kicked by a piece of junk?

  • Maximilian Norlande Rabbitt

    Didn’t we already know the seats were small…and what they looked like? O,o

  • robotlogic

    If it has 4 seats then it’s NOT a “Roadster”.

  • yoncé

    Mariah Carey would look so good back there 😍😍

    • enthusia

      She’s far too skinny, she would get lost back there 😱

  • Six_Tymes

    it took his dirty finger 3 swipe tries to open the door

    • Aporto

      I think it’s just because he did the first 2 attempts from the bottom to the top but the good way of doing it was from the top to the bottom as in the 3rd attempt 🙂

      • Enter Ranting

        And will it work with a fireman’s finger, once this thing is inevitably wrapped around a tree?

  • Mike anonymous

    I wonder if anyone realizes this is a concept car. None of the part on the vehicle are production or road legal yet. It is a working concept, but still a concept none the less.

    • Nordschleife

      I think we do Mike. I just think we still have our feelings about it.

  • TB

    I don’t see what the big to do is with the rear seats…doesn’t seem like it’s out of sorts with similar size rides.

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