We talked about this a little bit in the original post covering Tesla’s announcement of LUDICROUS SPEED being introduced to the Model S. But buried in the details of that announcement was some more sizable news. In four years, there’s going to be a new Tesla Roadster.

When Tesla first debuted, it was an oddball. Mostly a hope and a dream, that dream being that if you shove enough batteries into a Lotus, it’ll be electric and people will buy it. But today, Musk went on to say in response to a question for Jalopnik alumnus Chris Perkins, that it’s not going to be based on an old Lotus this time. It’ll be unique, its own special Tesla snowflake.

So here’s the sum totality of what we know about it already:

  • It’ll be its own car, not a Lotus Elise with a fat middle full of batteries
  • It’ll be here soon
  • And according to Elon’s announcement, it’ll go Maximum Plaid

No, seriously, it’ll go Maximum Plaid, according to Elon:

There is of course one speed faster than ludicrous, but that is reserved for the next generation Roadster in 4 years: maximum plaid.

Two years ago, if you told us a car would go from Insane Mode to Ludicrous Mode and it would go to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, we’d tell you it was a great joke.

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I, personally, have learned not to treat everything from Tesla as a joke. Maximum Plaid will probably rip the skin right off your face.

Photo credit: Raneko


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