Tesla released the original roadster in 2008 and with it the beginning of the evolution of the auto industry. The original Roadster is quite different from today’s Tesla’s but without it the Tesla of today would not exist.
The original roadster was a one of a kind marvel that was ahead of its time. It allowed people who had the means to own a car that allowed them to experience the future of a sports car. This was a pivotal step to providing funds to allow tesla to grow and develop what we know as the Model S today.
Since then they have become cars of legend. Sort after by the Tesla fold and a wonder when driven by those not aware of what electric cars can do. They performed ahead of their class and gave insights to the future Tesla company.
Of course, their road to completion was not without its issues. Delays that were long due to changes with design and development. Tesla also had to contend with money challenges and perception that electric cars where not even close to the combustion engine.
But here we are many years later with Tesla being a global phenomenon and the roadster being the car that started it all.
So, what’s next for the original roadster and what does this car mean to the future of Tesla. The original roadster in recent times has started to get some love from Tesla after many years of being ignored. They now have the ability to get serviced and parts directly from tesla where earlier on in the last decade that service was superseded after the Model S and Model X became the champions of the Tesla Cause. However, they have now been welcomed back and are improving the life and functions of the original tesla as they become to be considered classic cars of the electric car world.
So, is this all there is for the Roadster name? The answer is no as the New Roadster was announced in late 2017 at the SEMI reveal when it rolled of the back of the truck trailer to the surprise of everyone. Just as the introduction of the Original roadster had been small the opposite could be said of the new roadster.
The car looked as if it was from the future and the specifications made it one of the fastest, sports cars ever conceived. As Elon musk has said “this is a smack down” to all super cars around the world.
The design of the car is beautiful and has become iconic amongst electric car owners as the benchmark for any future electric sports car. As the original was to help grow the company the new roadster is to prove that electrification is here to stay and will outperform, out innovate and inspire the next generation of car buyers globally.
The future of the roadster name is bright and 2020 will be the year that this car excites those that have purchased their ticket to ride.