Tesla adds next-gen Roadster diecast toy in 1:18 scale to its online store

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Tesla has released a diecast 1:18 model of its next-generation Roadster on its online shop. The item, which retails for $250 and available for shipping in the US and Canada, provides some nifty details about the upcoming all-electric supercar that have not been explored much before. 

Tesla noted in the 1:18 Roadster’s product page that the diecast scale model is created based on the 3D CAD data used in the actual vehicle. This means that the real-life next-gen Roadster’s design elements will be represented accurately in the $250 model. 

“Officially commissioned by Tesla, the Roadster 2.0 diecast scale model was meticulously overseen by the Tesla Design Team. Every detail, curve, and surface was replicated from the same 3D CAD data used to manufacture the actual Roadster,” Tesla wrote in its online shop.

Tesla’s 1:18 diecast next-gen Roadster model. (Credit: Tesla)

Similar to Tesla’s other diecast models, the 1:18 Roadster features a detailed interior and movable parts. Its doors and trunk open, and it also has a convertible roof that could be removed. The model’s wheels could be steered, and its trunk and interior are carpeted. Its seatbelts are made of fabric as well. Overall, the meticulously designed 1:18 Roadster has over 180 metal and plastic parts. 

Quite interestingly, the dimensions of the next-gen Roadster 1:18 diecast model are 252mm long x 109.5mm wide x 70mm high. Converted as a full-sized vehicle, these dimensions translate to 14.9 feet long x 6.5 feet wide and a little over 4 feet tall. That’s a bit smaller, and a bit taller than a Lamborghini Aventador. 

From the images of the model provided by Tesla, it appears that the next-gen Roadster will indeed have a sizable trunk that could fit a decent amount of luggage. Interestingly, the vehicle does not seem to have a frunk, unlike other electric cars that Tesla has unveiled so far. 

Tesla’s 1:18 diecast next-gen Roadster model. (Credit: Tesla)

The next-generation Tesla Roadster is expected to be a vehicle that could deliver a “hardcore smackdown” to fossil fuel-powered automobiles. The vehicle definitely has the goods specs-wise, with Elon Musk unveiling the vehicle back in 2017 with a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds, a top speed of over 250 mph, and a range of 620 miles per charge from a 200 kWh battery. Impressively, these specs were true for the vehicle’s base version. 

Since then, Elon Musk has hinted at a “SpaceX Package” for the next-generation Roadster that would utilize cold gas thrusters for the vehicle to help in its handling and speed. Musk has also hinted at the vehicle achieving over 1,000 km of range per charge. Most recently, Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen remarked that the production version of the all-electric supercar will be better than what was unveiled in 2017in every way

The 1:18 diecast Tesla Roadster could be purchased here.

Tesla adds next-gen Roadster diecast toy in 1:18 scale to its online store





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