The Tesla Model R Concept- our exclusive take on Tesla's high-powered halo car.
Unlike most other supercars on the market today, naturally, the only thing that comes out of the back of this one (in the words of Jeremy Clarkson), "is baby foxes." A clean, green Ferrari-eating machine. I bet Elon Musk likes the sound of that.
With the top spec Tesla Model S Performance putting out a hefty 416-hp and a 0-60 mph time of only 4.2 seconds, we project the Model R to pump out somewhere in the neighborhood 620-hp- via dual wheel-mounted electric batteries- and a 0-60 mph time of 2.4 seconds. Because torque. All this paired to a single-speed gear-reduction transmission fitted with paddle shifters to enhance driver experience.
On the outside, the Model R maintains some very Tesla-esque features including the signature stout front-end, sharpened up with a new grille and a more aerodynamic hood. From then on, the supercar puts on a new set of high-spoke lightweight wheels, sitting nicely under a smooth and sophisticated stretched body-shape similar to the Model S.