Elon Musk has said a lot about the second-generation Tesla Roadster in the last five years, but it's not yet in production. However, the delay in the Roadster's launch hasn't stopped one designer from imagining a Tesla hypercar.
The Tesla SpaceX Model R is the brainchild of Maximilian Schneider, a German designer who has worked at Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, and HiPhi and just launched a YouTube channel.
This wild hypercar expands on Musk's claim that the Roadster could have rocket boosters.
The Tesla SpaceX Model R's shape is nothing like the Roadster's, making it look radical. Its shape is more like a prototype racer than a traditional street car, and its LED headlights are built into its bulging wheel arches.
The glass cockpit and aerodynamic wheel covers draw attention. Massive aerodynamic fins on the rear quarter panels continue the Model R's radical bodywork.
Schneider's dream Tesla hypercar would have an electric powertrain and liquid-hydrogen rockets, giving it 2,600 hp for the'standard' car and a 467 km/h (290 mph) top speed, and 2,950 hp for the race-focused variant with a 526 km/h (327 mph) top speed.
Not only in a straight line is the SpaceX Model R powerful. The rocket boosters above each axis would push down independently on each wheel, causing cornering forces of up to 4Gs.