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Rumormill: Tesla will reportedly call new Roadster the 'Model R'

The original roadster was a tiny sportscar. It's certainly possible they make a convertible sports sedan off the Model S platform (Gen II), but I don't think so. Or I suppose it's possible they go for broke and make a large Ferrari-Lambourghini sports car. But neither of those should be called a Roadster. I see it being based off their unseen Gen III platform with a sporty, fun, and smaller feel to it. It would still be larger than the current roadster. The smartest move for Tesla, in my opinion, is to keep the price point as low as possible (base of $60K) and have their top of the line performance version (at $110K+) blow away everything out there. The lower price point makes it accessible and competitive in a larger market like the 911 sells to. The Vantage Roadster seems like the right sort of size, shape, and look for the new Tesla Roadster. This car will still come af...

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