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Tesla FINALLY Ready To Sell Its New Roadster

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Well... sort of.

Two years ago, Tesla revealed the second-generation Roadster with some mind-boggling stats. Tesla promised a 0-60 mph time of just 1.9 seconds, a top speed of 250 mph, and a driving range of over 600 miles. There's just one big problem, the Roadster still hasn't arrived on the market. Inside sources say the car is getting closer to production but Tesla has dealt with issues meeting product deadlines in the past.

While the Roadster isn't set to arrive until some time in 2020, Tesla has been happy to take $50,000 deposits on its $200,000 sports car or a full $250,000 deposit for one of the 1,000 Founder Series models. So if you already have your deposit in for the Roadster and just can't wait any longer, or you can't afford the real thing, Tesla will now offer a 1:18 diecast scale model.

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The diecast model is currently listed on Tesla's website for $250, meaning it is exactly 1,000 times less expensive than a full-size Founders Series model. Considering the car is a 1:18 scale model, that's pretty good value compared to the real one. But of course, you can't drive the toy car. It was commissioned by Tesla and the project was overseen by the Tesla Design Team. All of the details were created using the same 3D CAD data used to manufacture the actual Roadster.

Each example features over 180 metal and plastic parts, a detailed interior, diecast metal, opening doors and trunk, a convertible roof, rubber tires, steerable wheels, a carpeted trunk and interior, and fabric seat belts.

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Tesla says the model measures 252 mm long, 109.5 mm wide, and 70 mm high and weighs in at 1.925 pounds. It will be sold exclusively by Tesla with shipping available in the US and Canada. So if you know someone with a Roadster deposit, this could make for a great holiday gift to hold them over until the real car arrives.

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