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Tesla’s Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen took the next-generation Tesla Roadster prototype out Friday for an “afternoon cruise,” but the car stalled on the side of the road.
Von Holzhausen posted a photo Friday of himself behind the wheel of the car Tesla CEO Elon Musk says will “give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars.”
Afternoon cruise pic.twitter.com/9YKcVBryiu
— Franz von Holzhausen (@woodhaus2) January 6, 2018
The car, however, broke down in the middle of a Malibu street. And, TMC member Cfinck managed to capture a few photos of the striking sports car. The photos show the wheels chocked and Cfinck said wheel dollies were being used to move the car to the curb.
“Not too sure what happened, but I assume there have to be kinks to fix due to it being 3 years out from production lol. Still a dang good lookin car!” Cfinck commented in his TMC post.
Production for the new Roadster isn’t scheduled to start until 2020. You can reserve one now for $50,000 towards the $200,000 base price. Tesla says the base model will do 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, making it the first production vehicle to crack two-seconds.