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Brabus riced-up Roadster

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by doug, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. doug

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    Oooooohhhkaaaayyyy...

    Time for a new show: "Pontiac my Ride"?
     
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    How did they get one so soon? Many original sig100 customers are still waiting or just got their cars.
     
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    This seems a new direction for Brabus...

    I like the different wheels... but not much else. I am glad more choices are coming available though.

    Good question. Maybe it isn't real. Since they are not planning on engine tuning, having a real Roadster might not be necessary to do their cosmetic changes. Perhaps they merely ordered Roadster body panels on an Elise or something.
     
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    Wonder how many kWh are lost to those neons?
     
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    Maybe they were lent a marketing car.
     
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    Can you imagine the conversation when they tried to return it?! "Uh... no, we don't need it back. You can keep it..."
     
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    Maybe it's an old VP - e.g. VP4?

    I know the guys were keen to get newer cars for press/marketing that have trim levels and feel that is comparible to the production ones. So this could have been donated.
     
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    I really wanted to like this but it just looks like it was done by a 16 year-old ...over a weekend.

    Is this a testament to how good the Roadster is designed?
     
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    There certainly is marketing value, so I can see Tesla loaning a car for this purpose. Some customers seem greatly interested in customization (e.g. will.i.am). I don't particularly care for silly lights that add a drain on the battery and the extra spoiler that adds drag. However, there are a few ideas there that might be worthwhile.
     
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    Up until now, I had assumed Brabus was doing this all on their own (like their versions of Mercedes - which is entirely separate from Daimler as far as I know). So you would buy a custom Roadster directly from Brabus, or you take your existing Roadster and have them modify it.

    But this article, sounds like this is a customization program partnership with Tesla. Perhaps this is how Tesla plans to offer different interiors and other options upon initial delivery

    Brabus Tesla Roadster

    This would explain how Brabus got their hands on a Roadster. It is Tesla's Roadster given to them specifically for this partnership program.
     
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    Brabus Sound Generator

    Just for those curious how it sounds like.

    [youtube]j2TofIv30p8[/youtube]
     
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    #19 doug, Nov 29, 2008
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    Merged this with the original thread just to keep things together. And err.. yes it sounds a bit silly. Is that supposed to be the "warp" sound or the other one? That sound generator appears to take a chunk out of the already minimal trunk space.

    05_teslabrabus.jpg
     
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    #20 TEG, Nov 30, 2008
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