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Tesla Model S Convertible Rendered, Could Make Up For the Tesla Roadster Flop

There are at least two reasons for which an overly rich future Tesla line-up should include an open-top vehicle like the Model S Roadster we're now bringing you as a rendering.
Tesla Model S Convertible Rendered 20 photos
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It all starts with the hopes and dreams of EV aficionados. Sure, customers who go for machines powered by electron juice are usually more practical than suck-squeeze-bang-blow fans, but who doesn't like the wind in their hair?

And with the overly silent nature of such a Tesla (let's skip the NHTSA-mandated electric vehicle soundtrack standard for now, shall we?), you could easily listen to nature's voice as you glide along guided by the Autopilot.

Then there's the emotional gap left by the car that started it all for the Palo Alto company, the Tesla Roadster. Its departure was welcome, since, as Elon Musk admitted during a company shareholder meeting held back in the Summer, the original Tesla was a flop.

The company founders themselves didn't believe in the machine and, to its very last day, the stretched Lotus Elise with a difficult heart transplant was loaded with issues.

As such, once Tesla overcomes some of its current issues and manages to allow the Falcon Wing doors on the Model X to make sense, for instance, the carmaker could dream about making it up to the world for the original Roadster by releasing a new one that actually works.

Of course, a potential production model probably wouldn't have too many things in common with the current Model S. Current-generation Teslas already have a poor relationship with the scales, so, battery technology aside, perhaps a next-gen chassis, which would be engineered to include a Convertible from the very beginning, could allow such a model to exist.

However, as we mentioned in the intro, we've brought along this pixel manipulation showing a Model S-based Roadster, signed off by Rain Prisk. Many of you seemed to enjoy the Model S Coupe the digital artist delivered back in September, so with all the changes the drop-top packs outside its roof, such as the front fascia details, it should make for an interesting proposal.

 
 
 
 
 

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