2013 Tesla Model R rendered, maybe
Among those was a convertible that will hopefully one day replace the Roadster, Tesla's first product. Unlike the mid-motor Roadster which is derived from the architecture of the Lotus Elise, the new car will be born from the same platform as the Model S, allowing it to be a four-seater. Left Lane News has produced a larger rendering based on that thumbnail and it shows a huge departure from the current Roadster.
Instead it looks like a blend of Fisker Karma S, Tesla Model S and second generation Dodge Viper with its massive side vents. It's not particularly original but it sure has the aggressive looks one might expect of a sporting machine. Given that the thumbnail appeared in a road-show presentation and that it's still at least three years from production – and that Tesla has acknowledged the design of the Model S isn't even final yet – anything is possible.
[Source: Left Lane News]
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