You may not even like electric cars, but you have certainly heard of Tesla. The company led by Elon Musk was born in 2003 and was one of the first manufacturers to bet on electric vehicles. A decade and a half later, they’re a household name in an electric vehicle market, and Tesla became a synonym for electric cars. They’re still going strong, and they keep Tesla fans excited with new updates.
Last month, Tesla officially unveiled its Cybertruck, described as an extremely sturdy and 100% electric car. The presentation was made by Elon Musk himself, who took the stage to remind everyone of how Tesla wants to create a more sustainable planet through vehicles that use renewable energy. From memes to news coverages, the announcement made quite a buzz over the internet. Like, for example, LEGO made their own rendition of the Cybertruck, which you can check out here at Bored Panda.
Knowing this, Budget Direct's designers decided to pay tribute to Tesla by creating 8 incredible vehicles. And now we present to you what they have come up with. They’re not just retouches: these concept designs force us to reimagine what Tesla vehicles could be made for. Wouldn’t you want to live in a world with driver-assisted Tesla flying cars? Or roam the streets with a sharp-looking electric motorcycle? Tesla itself, as well as these new designs, remind us what this electric vehicle craze is all about: the dream of living in a better, more exciting world. Enjoy!
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"If it isn’t broke, don‘t fix it," goes the famous saying. So with that in mind, we have stuck to the design features that make the Tesla brand so iconic. Our Amphibious car might look like a regular Tesla, but as you can see, we‘ve added some features that give this vehicle the ability to cross water. The wheels retract like something right out of “Back To The Future 2”. Since it‘s a Tesla, this car is fast. So fast it could probably give a speedboat a run for its money in a race. Yes, this car really belongs in the (not so distant) future.
A motorbike might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think “Tesla,” but we think a Tesla Motorcycle would be an awesome thing. Classic Tesla design is written all over this bike, and we think it would look right at home in the Tesla product range. This is a superbike, so we have provided a space to lie down when you cruise past other bikes. But wait, is that a fuel tank you spy? No, we haven‘t made a fatal error, that‘s where the electronics and batteries are. We know the question you‘re about to ask. The answer is no; this bike is not autonomous.
It could be the smallest four-wheeled vehicle in Tesla’s product family, but it would have all the power and functionality expected of any Tesla product. The vehicle’s extra batteries and other electronics are hidden behind sturdy bullbars, and to provide extra energy, we added batteries up front. This vehicle has two seats, but there are two optional seats directly at the back. We have kept the Tesla design language alive here, but safety comes first, hence the rather un-Tesla-like roll cage. It‘s a Tesla for sure, but not as you know it.
For those of you who are not car buffs, Hot hatch is short for hot hatchback and is a high-performance version of an everyday hatchback car. The Hot hatch market is a busy and competitive one, with the likes of the Honda Type R, Ford Focus ST, BMW M135i xDrive and many more jostling for the top spot. We‘re confident that this all-electric Tesla hot hatch would blow the competition away if it were to hit the market for real. We think that this car‘s spiritual home is the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife racecourse. Do you agree?
City Transit Bus
Recently the news broke that Tesla is developing an all-electric semi-trailer truck, which is called Semi, which is due to enter production in 2020. We couldn‘t help but think that it‘s only a matter of time before we see Tesla busses driving themselves around major cities. This city bus takes inspiration from the initial Semi design and ticks all the boxes for the Tesla minimal style. Check out the continuous window glass around the bus. We think that riding this bus would be fun even during rush hour.
When you‘re daydreaming about your fast car wishlist (instead of working), tractors are probably the last thing on your mind. But we‘re here to remind you that none other than Lamborghini made tractors before they created supercars, so we think Tesla could easily step into the agriculture marketplace and own it. And yes, this tractor would have to be autonomous. Any farmer would love to kick back and let this Tesla tractor do all the work. Yes, it‘s a tractor, but check out the window design and minimal body; this vehicle is undeniably a Tesla.
Since founding his company SpaceX in 2002, Elon Musk has been working on manufacturing rockets and spacecraft. So this flying car would no doubt have to be designed with the expertise of SpaceX. It‘s still a Tesla, though, so there are no jet engines here.
Classic Sports Car
A Tesla classic sports car model? Now your talking! Stubborn petrol heads might argue that any classic sports car needs to be loud (or very loud), due to its gas-guzzling engine. But we think that this retro Tesla is a pure class all the way. It should be; it is, after all, inspired by the much loved and always iconic Jaguar Type-E. With its long hood and classic Type-E wheelhouse, this car pays tribute to the Jag, but we think you‘ll agree it has a vibe that is unmistakably Tesla.