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Tesla's Original Car "Roadster" Gets a Facelift; Bigger, Stronger, Harder, and Faster Version May be Available in 2019

May 19, 2016 07:51 AM EDT

Tesla's hands are full from creating 500,000 Model X units, the highly anticipated electric car set to be released in 2018. The company still has more room to create another exceptional car model, which is an upgrade of their first car, called the 'Roadster'.

The electric car company owned by Elon Musk hinted that they might be releasing a faster, stronger, harder and bigger version of the 'Roadster' in 2019.

According to Electrek, Elon Musk was quoted saying that the 'maximum plaid' mode will be part of the next generation of Tesla Roadster. Although there were very few details revealed about the Roadster's facelift, there were hints given by Tesla officials prompting automotive aficionados to believe that the next generation of this car is about to be unveiled.

"We would have loved to build more, but if no one other than you would be listening right now, then I'd probably tell you that we will manufacture it again. It will look a little different, a little faster and a little bigger" said Tesla's Nordic Countries Manager Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, in a statement published by Electrek.

The sports car is expected to be patterned after the highly anticipated Model 3 electric car. As of today, Tesla is still busy making sure that the orders for the Model 3 will be fulfilled for its 2018 delivery date. That's why car enthusiasts are not expecting the new generation 'Roadster' prototype to be released very soon.

The same thing was reported by CNET, saying that although the harder, better, faster and stronger 'Roadster' will arrive, it may not happen any time soon. They also reminded the public of Elon Musk's highly publicized comment last year that the next-generation Roadster will come in about four years time. But as experts see it, the much needed facelift for the roadster is more likely to happen after the surge of orders for the Model 3 cars are fulfilled.

In the mean time, proud 'roadster' owners can be assured that there is an immediate upgrade available for the valued vehicle. Owners can pay a $29,000 fee to replace the existing roadster 56-kWh battery with the new 70-kWh unit while waiting for the next generation Roadster.


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