It's time the Californian EV got a new look.
As groundbreaking as it was - and arguably still is - Tesla has come a long way since introducing the Model S way back in 2012. In terms of technology, of course, but also in terms of design. So we think it's high time that new Tesla redesign its flagship model, and we think this independent design looks pretty spot-on.
It's the work of one Emre Husmen, a budding designer from Turkey who shared his work on Behance, evidently shares our thoughts on the current Model S, and thinks its successor could use an extra dose of adrenaline.
It's not that the Tesla Model S looks bad, per se. It's an attractive enough design. But it's kind of bland, and rather derivative – even after Tesla gave its big electric sedan a facelift in 2016, doing away with the faux grille on earlier examples in favor of a blanked-out snout.
Husmen's concept, on the other hand, looks entirely more modern, and considerably more aggressive – as befits a vehicle with the Model S' capabilities. After all, shouldn't a car (electric or otherwise) capable of rocketing to 60 in just 2.4 seconds look as fast as it can accelerate?
Now you may look at these renderings and think they look more like a Fisker than a Tesla. And you wouldn't necessarily be wrong in that conclusion. Elon Musk and company did, after all, hire Henrik Fisker to help with the initial design work on the Model S back in the day. But that was back in 2007 – now a baker's dozen years ago. And automotive design, and the industry as a whole, has moved on considerably since then. Tesla certainly has, and it'll have to redesign the Model S eventually. We hope that when it does, the end result looks more like this than the Tesla Cybertruck.