Can’t afford the real thing? This scale model is only $250

The Tesla Roadster is one of the most anticipated vehicles for 2020. Not because the American firm is reviving the nameplate, but because the Roadster 2.0 promises outstanding performance, like more than 7,000 pound-feet of torque, a 0-to-60 mph sprint of 1.9 seconds, and a top speed of more than 250 mph. But all these spectacular figures will come at a cost - an estimated $250,000. Obviously not many will be able to afford the Roadster 2.0, but now you can buy a scale model for just 0.1-percent of the price.

A super EV for your desk

You Can Now Buy a Painfully Accurate 1:18 Scale Diecast Model of the 2021 Tesla Roadster
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Considered mere toys a couple of decades ago, diecast models have evolved into works of art. Especially the more expensive one, like this $250 Roadster.

This 1:18 scale model is a perfect CAD copy of the real Roadster and measures 9.9-inches long, 4.5-inches wide, and 2.8-inches high

. It’s made from more than 180 metal and plastic parts, and like most high-end replicas, it features opening doors, rear hood, and a removable targa top. It also comes with genuine carpet in the cabin and the trunk, a steering system, and wheels with rubber center locks.

You Can Now Buy a Painfully Accurate 1:18 Scale Diecast Model of the 2021 Tesla Roadster
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The good news is that it costs $250, just 0.1 percent of the actual Roadster's price tag of $250,000.

Granted, you can’t drive it so you won’t get to experience its insane power and acceleration, but it will for a nice decoration piece in your office.

You can buy other Tesla models too

You Can Now Buy a Painfully Accurate 1:18 Scale Diecast Model of the 2021 Tesla Roadster
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You Can Now Buy a Painfully Accurate 1:18 Scale Diecast Model of the 2021 Tesla Roadster
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The Roadster isn’ the only model car you can buy from Tesla. The American producer’s shop also features scale models of existing vehicles, like the Model 3, the Model S, and the Model X. The sedans are available in five colors each, while the SUV is offered in two different finishes.

All come in 1:18 scale and are just as detailed as the Roadster model. Likewise, all are priced at $250.
You Can Now Buy a Painfully Accurate 1:18 Scale Diecast Model of the 2021 Tesla Roadster
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The Roadster 2.0 also isn’t the only Tesla that’s not yet available in real life that you can buy as a miniature.

Tesla also offers a diecast replica of the upcoming Semi truck.

This one is made in scale 1:24, but it’s just as big given that trucks are much larger than sedans. Also designed using 3D CAD data from the actual truck, this scale model is 11.5 inches long, 4.9 inches wide, and 6.8 inches tall. The quality is similar to the Roadster, while pricing is identical at $250. While this may also be a bit expensive for a model car, it’s quite a bargain given that the Semi truck will start from $150,000.

Source: Tesla Shop

Ciprian Florea
Senior Editor and Supercar Expert - ciprian@topspeed.com
Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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