The electric car lineup of Tesla may consist of some of the most technologically advanced and fun vehicles available on the market, but there are some limitations to the Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. This is particularly true when it comes to the available painting options for cars, which have only grown more conservative over the years.
Fortunately, with the next-generation Roadster, the electric car maker will be pursuing a completely different route. In a recent tweet, CEO Elon Musk noted that with “special paint” schemes similar to the color options that were available with the original Tesla Roadster in 2008.
The original Tesla Roadster was designed to break the stereotype that boring and sluggish vehicles are electric cars, which are no better than glorified golf carts. As such, Tesla went to build the Roadster on a Lotus chassis for the full sports car route and offered 13 color options. These include “Very Orange,” “Electric Blue,” Brilliant Yellow Metallic,” “Fusion Red,” and the classic, stunning “Racing Green.”
This is a stark distinction from the colors offered today by the company. Tesla only offers five, rather conservative painting options for the current Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y. However, it makes a lot of sense for the company to offer its upcoming supercar in colors that are just as unique as the car itself, considering the Roadster’s place as Tesla’s halo car. The next-gen Roadster is after all, a car designed to dominate the internal combustion engine, and the it must certainly look the part.
Typically, supercars stand out simply because of their design and efficiency, and a killer paint scheme certainly helps. This is among the reasons why supercar manufacturers like McLaren offer some unique shades on their high-performance cars, such as “Lantana Purple.” With the company launching its unique “Pastel Collection” at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in summer 2019, bespoke luxury car maker Rolls Royce is no different.
The next-gen Roadster is not likely to offer as many paint options as, say, the Porsche lineup, but it does bode well for the all-electric supercar to be available in white, blue, red, black, and gray colors.
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