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Elon Musk first announced the second-generation Tesla Roadster in November 2017, and shortly after, he revealed the SpaceX package, which includes 10 small cold gas thrusters installed around the car. What if there was a Model S Plaid Edition equivalent for the new Roadster? It might look something like the Tesla LM. If this were paired with the upgrades in the SpaceX package, you’d definitely see vast improvements in acceleration, top speed, braking and cornering. Read more for additional pictures.
Auto enthusiasts probably know that Tesla Autopilot is not intended to replace a human driver, but rather an advanced driver-assistance system with lane centering, traffic-aware cruise control, self-parking, automatic lane changes, semi-autonomous navigation on limited access freeways, and the ability to summon the car from a garage or parking spot. The driver is still fully responsible for the car and needs to maintain constant supervision. Read more for a video of a Tesla Model X owner who thought otherwise.
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Elon Musk hinted that the design of the Tesla Cybertruck was inspired by Blade Runner and the Lotus Esprit driven by James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me, which somewhat explains its unibody construction with cold-rolled stainless steel body panels. This is the same material that SpaceX uses on their Starship, because it distributes stress more evenly and allows for more interior volume. If Musk decided to make a Cybertruck-inspired coupe, it might look something like designer Matteo Gentile’s creation.
After a few spy shots from Nurburgring, Elon Musk officially unveiled the 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid edition today at the shareholder meeting. At $139,990 USD, this all-electric, tri-motor AWD sedan has over 1,100 horsepower and offers 520 miles of range on a full charge. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in under 2-seconds, has a top speed of 200 mph and managed to lap Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca in just 1.30.3. Read more for a video and additional information.
Radio Flyer is best known for their little red wagon and tricycle, but now, they’re going a bit more high-tech with the My First Tesla Model Y: Ride-On. It’s designed for children as young as one and a half to four years old and features the authentic design of Tesla’s full-sized Model Y vehicle, complete with a honking horn, ergonomic seat, black induction wheels as well as working steering. Read more for a video and additional information.
An auto enthusiast from Bosnia is a fan of both Ford trucks and Tesla vehicles, but wanted the long awaited Cybertruck now instead of late 2021. So, he built his own, and it will definitely fool most people into thinking its an early prototype. Engineers at Igor Krezic’s Stark Solutions spent 8-months taking apart a Ford Raptor F-150 before transforming it into a petrol-powered Cybertruck, inside and out. Yes, the team even installed a touchscreen in the cabin. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Lucid Air Dream Edition may not yet be available for purchase, but the company took a prototype to the dragstrip recently, and it just might be worth the wait. It makes over 1,080 hp from its two electric motors, enabling it to complete the quarter mile in a mere 9.9 seconds, or 0.7 seconds quicker than the Tesla Model S Performance with the Raven powertrain. On a full charge, you can expect an impressive 517 miles of driving range. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Unplugged Performance’s heavily modified Tesla Model 3 headed to the 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb with professional race car driver Randy Pobst. It may be all-electric, but this EV posted a respectable qualifying time that placed it third overall when you include the open-wheel racers that qualified the same day, with a 4:12.429 time. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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For those who haven’t been keeping up to date with Tesla, the Cyberquad is basically an all-electric quad bike unveiled in November 2019 at the Cybertruck press event in Hawthorne, California. There are no power numbers, but Elon Musk did say that it will come at first as an option for the Cybertruck. Inventors Rich Benoit and Steven Salowsky didn’t want to wait the 1+ years for the official release, so they built their own. Read more for a video and additional information.
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This fan-made Tesla Cybertruck replica from Bosnia and Herzegovina may look like the real thing, but the biggest difference is that it’s not electric at all, but rather V8 powered. How so? Well, the vehicle itself is based on a Ford Raptor with all custom bodywork. Power comes from either a 5.4L V8 or 6.2L V8, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.