Tesla Model R: behind the scenes

Tim Rodie
January 15, 2015

See how we arrived at our final 2016 Tesla Model R hypercar concept design

To design a Tesla hypercar to fit in with our prediction of the 2016 Tesla range, we at carwow pared back the idea of a super-performance car and re-imagine it with electric power in mind.

To start with we stepped away from the usual mid-engined shape (think of a Ferrari 458 or Lamborghini Huracan, with the cabin quite far forward), and imagined a classic American muscle car shape taken to the extreme.

Take a look at the work-in-progress design sketches below to see how we came to our final Tesla Hypercar. We’ve also looked at how we designed the Tesla city car and pickup truck – check those articles out for a more radical look at classic car shapes.

…and here are the final images

 All images by YasidDESIGN.