Tesla's first car, the Roadster, ended production in 2012, but with a promised return in 2019 with a beyond-Ludicrous "Maximum Plaid", it's time for drips, drops, and speculation to begin. Tesla's Nordic Countries Manager Peter Bardenfleth-Hansen, speaking at an electronics trade show in Sweden, said on the coming rebirth of the Roadster:
We would have loved to build more, but if no one other than you would be listening right now, then I'd probably tell you that we will manufacture it again. It will look a little different, a little faster and a little bigger.
The original Tesla Roadster was built from 2008 to 2012 on a modified Lotus Elise platform. While Tesla has offered several upgrades for the car over the years, including a $29,000 70kWh battery pack upgrade. Details on the future Roadster are sparse, but it's safe to say that it will have a style more in keeping with Tesla's modern EV-embracing design language, and may even share the third-generation platform of the Tesla Model 3.