By on July 1, 2010

There I was yesterday, nattering away about how Tesla can’t keep its focus, unaware that Tesla was releasing “Version 2.5″ of its Roadster EV. And by the looks of it, Tesla is almost taking the “Ferrari of Silicon Valley” thing too far, by giving its latest roadster a Ferrari 599 GTO-style red-and-black paint job. What Tesla clearly hasn’t learned from Ferrari however, is that you need to offer more than a revised fascia, improved heat management and an optional back-up camera if you want to trumpet something as new. This is what the industry refers to as a facelift or a new model-year. Still, it doesn’t look half bad…

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5 Comments on “What’s Wrong With This Picture: Tesla Roadster Take 2.5 Edition...”


  • avatar
    psarhjinian

    What Tesla clearly hasn’t learned from Ferrari however, is that you need to offer more than a revised fascia, improved heat management and an optional back-up camera if you want to trumpet something as new.

    Yes, you also have to make prospective customers pay a huge deposity and wait three years for the privilege of leasing your product, by which time you’ve used said deposit money to fund the next generation of your product which, by the way, has made the product your customers have waited for passe, if not outright obsolete.

    Actually, Tesla pretty much already does that.

  • avatar
    tankinbeans

    Is it me or do I see a certain amount of surprised/screaming guppy in the front end?

    I prefer to have the grill above the bumper rather than below otherwise the Pokemon come out and frighten the children. Headlights + Bottom-breather = Fish.

  • avatar
    flameded

    It looks okay,BUT..I’m not gettin’ it.
    Okay, maybe its just me.

    Follow me for a sec here..

    These guys make impressive expensive electric sportscars, right? Right.
    BUT..Who is that for? Anyone who can afford one can most likely afford a gas guzzlin ICE sportscar.

    Oh, you say, its for the “rich” people that want to save the environment…Who?..George Clooney, Brad pitt,Mel Gibson (These 3 ,I heard , are actually getting one)
    But who else?
    Susan Sarandon ? Tim Robbins? Alec Baldwin? I don’t think so.
    Especially in these “tough” times.

    If tesla was smart, (I know they have technology, but will they use it wisely ) they would build an affordable “practical” electric car..that looks/works/drives/feels/is good. At the very least good..should be great but hey, ya gotta start somewhere.

    Oh well, lets just wait and see how it unfolds ;)

  • avatar
    twotone

    Guys (don’t see this appealing to women) who buy one of these also have three or four other cars in the stable. I’d like to see Tesla’s business plan for making EV cars for the masses, at a price competitive with hybrids and make a profit doing so. Oh, and pay back taxpayer subsidies.

    Twotone

  • avatar
    Caffiend

    I can appreciate that they’ve stopped using the Lotus chassis, but did they have to add so much ugly!


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