The diecast models of the Tesla Roadster if finally here, with the lucky new owners starting to unbox their personal models. This 1:18 scale model comes with a certificate of authenticity and gives us a first look at the practicality behind the real thing, as well as a closer look at its exterior design. Production starts next year, but let’s take a closer look at the model for now and its many features.
Firstly, its side-mirrors are present on the model, as is a large rear diffusor, confirming that these will be on the real thing after its concept images shows them missing. Above this aerodynamic feature is a large rear boot with plenty of space over its combustion-engined competitors, and a white leather interior can be found inside.
Again, unlike its competitors with mid-engined layouts, the new Roadster boasts a 2+2 seating setup. While some Grand Tourers such as Aston Martins have a 2+2, it’s very rare to find this on a mid-engined supercar such as a Ferrari, McLaren, or Lamborghini. The Roadster model’s rear seats can be folded down to increase luggage space even further.
Unlike other Teslas, this Roadster does appear to not have a frunk, despite Elon Musk boasting that this car will have ‘tonnes of storage’. The model doesn’t have a frunk that can be opened, but this could be due to an issue with the production of it.
Do you think the Roadster model is worth its $250 price tag? We’re thinking it is, as you surely can’t put a price on owning a part of what will be a very long history of such an innovative company.