The Tesla Roadster is the premium offering from the all-electric manufacturer, but is it a convertible?
While the first-generation Roadster wasn’t a convertible, the second-generation Tesla Roadster will bridge the gap between coupe and convertible. It has a removable glass roof that gives the car a convertible feel without actually being a literal convertible model.
Read on to learn more about the Tesla Roadster and what makes it one of the most capable electric cars on the planet.
Rock Down To Electric Avenue
There are few car manufacturers in the world that do a better job at producing an electric vehicle than Tesla. Founded way back in 2003, Tesla has long been considered the pioneering force in electric vehicles, driven primarily by the firm’s founder, Elon Musk.
Elon Musk rose from the ashes of frustration and struggle to ultimately become one of the richest people on the planet. His entrepreneurial spirit, engineering and programming knowledge, and sheer will to succeed have made him a dominating force in a few industries.
He was one of PayPal’s founders, he created the ambitious and innovative space organization, SpaceX, and of course, he founded Tesla. In the last two decades, Elon Musk’s influence and status have grown more rapidly than almost any other individual on Earth.
In 2008, Elon Musk’s Tesla manufactured and distributed its first model, the Tesla Roadster. This was a revolution where all-electric vehicles were concerned, and it quickly became a remarkable success for the California-based company.
Following the victory of the Roadster, Tesla went on to release a wider range of vehicles, from the entry-level Model 3 to the hefty and capable Model X. For a while, the Model S has been Tesla’s most premium offering, following the discontinuation of the original Roadster in 2012.
However, Elon Musk has long referenced a return to form for the Tesla Roadster, a suggestion which was made a reality in 2020, when Tesla announced the second-generation Roadster. This model was slated to launch in 2022, and it would be an improvement on the first generation in countless ways.
For example, the second-generation Roadster reportedly boasts a maximum range of 620 miles on a single charge. This is a figure that is absolutely and completely unmatched in the all-electric vehicle industry, and, if true, it would set Tesla leagues ahead of the competition.
The new Roadster would also come equipped with an innovative, removable glass roof, bridging the gap between coupe and convertible. In essence, the Roadster would be a ‘coupevertible’: not entirely the former or latter, but a fantastic combination of the two.
Out In Front Of The Competition
Tesla is revolutionary, there’s no doubt about that – the vehicles it produces are world-class, and for years, other manufacturers have been playing catch-up. As the world battles to become more eco-friendly, almost every car company has invested time, effort, and plenty of money in producing an electric alternative.
For example, there’s Jaguar and its I-PACE, often considered as one of the finest Tesla alternatives on the planet. At the more budget end of the scale sits the Hyundai Kona, which is capable of hitting a three hundred mile range on a single charge.
In fact, there are plenty of people who would rather purchase a Kona, a fact that is driven almost entirely by its price point. It’ll cost you more than one hundred thousand dollars to purchase a Tesla Model X, but a Kona starts at just forty thousand dollars.
There’s a diverse market out there for electric vehicles, and the top names are all getting involved. Today, there are electric offerings from BMW, Mercedes, Audi, and even from the likes of Lamborghini.
However, they’re all following in the footsteps of Tesla, who is constantly blazing the all-electric trail where cars are concerned. Aside from the electric capabilities, Tesla is also making strides in vehicle AI technology, self-driving cars, and driver comfort.
In January of 2021, a report was released suggesting that the new Tesla Model S would come equipped with a capable gaming PC. It was alleged that this PC would be capable of playing the latest games both upfront and in the rear of the vehicle.
Although Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter that the Model S would be able to play games such as CyberPunk 2077, Tesla as a company hasn’t authenticated this information. And if there’s one thing we know about Elon Musk, it’s that he’s nothing if not aloof and eccentric.