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Roadsters seen in movies

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by TEG, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. TEG

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    #1 TEG, Jun 14, 2012
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    Nice work TEG. Would the TV list version include review show like TpGr?

    also, "What is the Electric Car"

    They were looking for a Roadster on Atlas Shrugged part II.

    The Model S was in RotEC too!
     
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    Interesting and a great resource for this silly stuff.

    Maybe Documentaries like WitEC do not count as "Movies"?

    And on the TV side, where is Motor Trend? PBS air their review show.
     
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    WHAT IS THE ELECTRIC CAR (documentary):
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    They discussed the Roadster in the series "Suits" on July 7th, 2011. USA network.
     
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    There was a Roadster on Leverage a few tears ago
     
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    Yeah, this thread was intended to be about movie appearances, not TV shows.
     
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    Doubt I'll be able to find a screenshot anytime soon but there was definitely a Roadster in the movie Ted that was just released this week. (Great movie btw!)
     
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    I saw that - the movie had engine noise in the background so I assumed it was an Elise. Could have just been dubbed in.
     
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    I have a screening tonight. Maybe i bring my camera!
     
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    Was watching tonight with my wife "a holiday engagement" (yeah, yeah) saw a Roadster right at the beginning of the movie
     
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    It's throughout the movie (Shelly Long's character mentions it several times in the movie. One of the characters won it in a golf tournament.)

    Also, important to note that Elon's sister is a producer for that movie (It's a TV Movie, watched it with my wife as well, we were watching light rom-coms on Hallmark and Lifetime.) She spotted the Roadster first (she IS the Roadster driver in the family.)
     
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    Here's Elon's roadster with #970

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    Hmm, the one in TEG's photo has a 1.5 front fascia, while angkuo's has a 2.0/2.5 front fascia. What am I missing? :)
     
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    I assume that he got it updated with a new nose...

    megan hunt on Twitter:
     
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    Likely two separate cars. The first one has a signature emblem that I don't see on the second. You could custom order any color that Lotus had available. I'm told there was one "purple" Roadster here in Austin; this may be "purple."
     
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    #20 TEG, Dec 29, 2015
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    No, I think it is the same car.
    The emblem is for "Sport" (not Signature.)
    It is an early 2010 Roadster Sport 2.0, but has been updated along the way to have newer parts including 2.5 bodywork, backup camera, etc.
    I think it was first painted a copper color, then repainted in a (nearly) unique "Candy Apple Red" AKA "Twilight Red" that was custom. I say "nearly" because Toyota CEO liked it so much that a 2nd (right hand drive) was done in that custom color to give to him as a gift. I don't think it is a "standard" Lotus color.

    Toyota president Akio Toyoda gets free Tesla Roadster at Tokyo store opening
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    ( The USA one in the videos still has the 2.0 black forged wheels, not the newer 2.5 "pinwheels". )


    By the way, that "purple" Roadster you mentioned was a Lotus "Aubergine" paint, maybe one of a kind, sold to someone in Hollywood, CA recently.
    Very different color...
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    ( Built approx 58 cars after the "Candy Apple Red" one...)

    Here is another old pic of the one I think is in the video (before it had sport badges affixed, and what I think is that same one that got 2.5 bodywork later.)
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    I think the color is similar to the "Signature Red" they offered on the first batch of Model S production.
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    (They end up looking slightly magenta under some lighting.)
     

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