Tesla Roadster Rendered with Model 3 Features

As of today, Tesla has three excellent electric cars. But there used to be another one, the trailblazer that started all this. Remember when all the Hollywood celebrities were driving something called a Tesla Roadster? That's right, we all forgot about the original.
Tesla Roadster Rendered with Model 3 Features 1 photo
Photo: Theophilus Chin
But Tesla hasn't. S, X, 3. What does that spell? S3X, but there is going to be a Y added at the end to make S3XY, and it's very important.

According to a Motor Trend story published today, the Model Y is going to be an electric flying car. Apparently, Elon Musk himself confirmed it, but it's just April Fools stuff. Nobody likes the first day of April more than us tech folks, who aren't very funny for the rest of the year.

I remember watching an MT comparison between the Tesla Roadster and a Porsche Boxster Spyder in 2010. One guy said that he sees Porsche eventually turning to electricity, even in Le Mans, and he was right.

We're hoping the Model Y will be an electric sportscar, not the cheaper crossover everyone wants. Just look at this baby! Theophilus Chin took some of the design elements from the Model 3 and made them into something that would put the BMW Z4 to shame.

It will take some time before all of us regular folks who don't think like designers will be able to understand Tesla's design language. The grille is completely gone now, but it's also suggested, like the leg bones of a whale hint at its terrestrial roots.

Since pre-orders began last night, over 100,000 people have bought the $35,000 Model 3, despite never driving it. The only specs that are available include seating for five people and the capacity to reach 60 mph in 6 seconds.

People will buy almost anything as long as it's a Tesla. So why not make this instead of another family car?
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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