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Will the Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Be Delayed?

Discussion in 'Roadster 2020+' started by TMC Staff, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. TMC Staff

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    A new Tesla Roadster likely isn’t going to happen next year. Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Twitter Tuesday that the company’s high-performance sports car that aims to give a “hardcore smackdown to gas-powered cars” won’t be released until after an updated Model S goes to production in October or November of next year. New...
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  2. Stirthepot

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    i think he just meant the plaid version of the roadster will be delayed. not the roadster itself
     
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  3. Ezri10

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    Really?
    your interpretation is off

    He answered that PLAID will come to the roadster later...
     
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  4. Stirthepot

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    Jesus, who needs it to be faster than 1.9 seconds?
     
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  6. XLR82XS

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    The guys from Street Outlaws.... or least an owner that wants to lay the smack down to the 405.o_O
     
  7. Pinot.Noir

    Pinot.Noir Member

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    I don't know how much more you need to smack somebody down. Losing a race is losing a race. Running across another car that will be even close, outside of the track, is extremely unlikely.
     
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    Not where I live....
     
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    thenaimis Former Tesla Cheerleader

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    I feel sorry for all those people who pre-ordered a roadster expecting it to have "plaid" performance, but hey, this is modus operandi for Tesla: make some announcement, get people to pay money, fail to deliver. Rinse, repeat.
     
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    If you have these feelings towards this company, why do you linger and post on a board dedicated to it's products?
     
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    i'm sure people who want plaid will be able to wait to configure their car. such a silly post
     
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    The more who wait the sooner I get mine! I wasn't willing to pay $20k to get Ludicrous, and I'll bet the Plaid upgrade will be at least that much if not more.
     
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    From my understanding, Plaid is standard for roadster, optional for Model S & X. The roadster webpage still states the 200k base model will have 3 motors, which is the key factor of Plaid. The upgrade for roadster is the spaceX thrusters.
     
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    #14 brianman, Sep 20, 2019
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    Lest it be forgotten...

    "There is of course only one thing beyond ludicrous, but that speed is reserved for the next-generation Roadster in 4 years: maximum plaid.
    https://www.tesla.com/blog/three-dog-day


    My loose interpretation of that phrasing given more recent developments is...

    S:
    • Sport - 2012 P85
    • Insane - 2014 P85D
    • Ludicrous - 2015 P85D, P90D
    • Ludicrous+ - 2016 P100D
    • Plaid - 2020 P100D
    Roadster

    • Plaid - 2020+ Roadster
    • Maximum Plaid - 2020+ Roadster w/SpaceX package

    As an previous owner of many of the S offerings, the Plaid S is intriguing but my lust remains directed at Roadster so far.
     
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    Maybe P100T, brianman?
     
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  16. Pinot.Noir

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    I just wish Tesla would focus on releasing the Roadster 2020 in 2020! Please give us a reason to spend our money!

    If I had a date certain for the initial release I'd be willing to drop a deposit. The uncertainty leaves my funds in the market.
     
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  17. gowthamn

    gowthamn Science

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    I am hoping for a solid release date too. Not putting down the deposit because the lost profit from not investing is too much
     
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  18. Ludalicious

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    In the same boat.... Not lending 50k on a vehicle with no firm release date. 50K would be much better investment into a presale condo ect.
     

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