When Elon Musk unveiled the next-generation Tesla Roadster back in 2017, he stated that the all-electric supercar, for all speed and specifications, will be a practical vehicle. A recently shared unboxing video of the new Tesla Roadsters 1:18 diecast model suggests that Musk's words may actually ring.
Tesla's owner enthusiast Tesla Raj could get his hands on a friend's next-generation Roadster diecast recently, and he was able to film a quick unboxing video for the scale model. Raj opened the box and pointed out that Tesla issued a certificate of authenticity indicating that the diecast model is an accurate representation of the real vehicle.
With Tesla's statement in mind, one can deduce that the design elements present in the 1
A look at the exterior of the vehicle shows that this is certainly the case, especially as aspects of the real car, such as the lack of rearview mirrors and large rear dampers, are present in the next generation Tesla Roadster 1:18 diecast scale model. The white seats and carbon fiber interior are also represented in the Roadster diecast. A large rear luggage compartment, previously hinted at in a photo of the vehicle, is also evident in the diecast car.
One aspect of the next generation Roadster that has remained elusive since it was unveiled back in 2017 was the rear seats. During the unveiling of the vehicle, Elon Musk surprised the audience by stating that the Roadster will be able to seat four people in a seat of 2 + 2. This is very unusual for supercars, as 2 + 2 layouts are usually adopted by sports cars like Porsches, not supercars like Lamborghinis.
As can be seen in the unboxed video, the Roadster has two seats that can be folded down and up. Based on the scale model, these rear seats will not be white like the front seats, nor will they be very large. Roadster's jump seats, true to Elon Musk's words during the unveiling, will probably be best for small passengers. Of course, these seats will not be present in the Tesla Roadster SpaceX package, which will use actual rocket technology to improve the performance of the already insane supercar.
Another surprising aspect of the Roadster scale model is the fact that it has no frunk. The Tesla owner enthusiast noted that the hood of the diecast car does not seem movable, which is quite unusual considering that all cars that Tesla has designed from the ground up to now have very generous frunks. Elon Musk has also mentioned that the vehicle will have "tons of storage", suggesting that the Roadster can carry a significant amount of cargo. It would be interesting to see how Tesla can pull this off without a luggage compartment.
Overall, the next-generation Tesla Roadster diecast 1:18 scale model looks very worthy of its $ 250 price tag. Attention to detail is second to none, and for a vehicle as impressive as the new Roadster, this is definitely a great thing.
See the first look at Tesla's next-generation Roadster diecast model in the unboxing video below.