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Jaw-dropping photos of Tesla’s next-gen Roadster surface online

Published Sep 4th, 2018 3:24PM EDT
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Just about 10 months ago, Tesla surprised everyone at its Tesla Semi unveiling event when it introduced a next-gen Roadster with absolutely jaw-dropping specs. With a 0-60 MPH time of just 1.9 seconds, a 0-100 MPH time of 4.2 seconds, and a top speed in excess of 250 MPH, Elon Musk at the time proudly boasted that the car “will be the fastest production car ever made.”

In a best case scenario, Tesla’s next-gen Roadster will be available in 2020 at a base price of $200,000. Tesla, though, has a long and storied history of missing production deadlines and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Roadster release gets pushed back a bit. Indeed, with Tesla still struggling to ramp up Model 3 production, Musk just a few weeks ago said that while Tesla is “dying” to bring the Roadster to market, the company’s “primary focus must remain” on bringing affordable versions of the Model 3 and the upcoming Model Y to market.

Though the Roadster launch is still a few years away, Tesla’s speed demon recently made an appearance at the Grand Basel auto show, a show which bills itself as the “ultimate show for automotive masterpieces.”

“Grand Basel showcases a limited number of carefully-selected, top-of-the-range automobiles,” the website reads in part, “not just the most dignified and luxurious classic cars, but also one-off contemporary editions and technically-advanced concept cars.”

That said, a Roadster prototype made an appearance at the show and the accompanying pictures, as you might expect, are as jaw-dropping as the vehicle’s specs. The photos were originally posted online courtesy of Bluewin, via Electrek.

Image source: Bluewin

Image source: Bluewin

Image source: Bluewin

Image source: Bluewin

And in case you’re yearning for more Roadster photos, below are a few more that have surfaced over the past few months.

The wheels here are absolutely insane.

Image source: Electrek

Yoni Heisler Contributor

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 15 years. A life long Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW. When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.