RemetzCar Builds World’s First Tesla Model S Hearse
Carried off to your final resting place in an eco-friendly sort of wayby Jonathan Lopez, on
One of the funny things about popular cars is that they often get turned into something completely new. Hand something stock to the right set of hands, and the first step is usually a convertible – just chop off the top, add some water-resistant fabric in case it rains, and call it day. The next step is usually a limo – cut it in half, add some extra sheet metal, and voila, you’re free to roam in an expanded rear seat. After that, you start getting into the weird stuff. Enter the Tesla Model S Hearse.
Just in time for Halloween, RemetzCar has unveiled what’s believed to be the first-ever Tesla-based Hearse.
According to RemetzCar’s website, the Netherlands-based automaker first started by removing the all-electric vehicle’s battery pack, which runs the length of the floor. Then, the lightweight body was cut in half, and an extra 80 cm (approximately 31.5 inches) was added in between. After piecing it all together and reinstalling the battery in the floor, the whole thing measures out at 227 inches (nearly 19 feet).
In addition to the increase in length, RemetzCar also added a high roof area in the stern, with glass siding that actually follows the angle of the stock Model S roofline. That’s sure to keep it somewhat aerodynamic – no point in wasting precious electricity on the way to the graveyard.
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Why It Matters
Clearly, this is the cutting-edge when it comes to moving around dead people, and I’m sure it’ll show up in the Bay Area as soon as some high-profile tech CEO kicks the bucket. Now all that’s needed is a new drive setting, which downgrades Ludicrous Mode to Funeral Procession.
To be frank, I’m actually a little surprised we haven’t seen this sort of thing before. But in case there’s some up-and-coming custom shop looking for ideas, here’s a few – how about a Tesla Roadster bi-plane? Or maybe a Model X submarine?