Tesla Makes A Bulletproof T-Shirt to Celebrate the Glass-Shattering Incident
The Cybertruck’s glass-shattering saga will remain fresh in our minds for a very long time. It’s not because of what happened on stage, but because Musk and his team don’t want us to forget.
Tesla is channeling all the hype it has received through memes and internet jokes into merchandise sales. On that note, the company is launching a new T-shirt featuring the incident, along with other Cybertruck-themed apparels and accessories. This is modern marketing 101 right here. The only downside - it’ll set you back by $45.
Tesla’s "Plaid Mode" T-Shirt is Actually Pretty Cool
Tesla’s ability to monetize just about anything under the sun is back in the news. As if flamethrowers, tequilas, and branded hats aren’t enough, the Tesla is now offering a “Plaid Mode” t-shirt to commemorate the arrival of the new range-topping version of the Model S. The shirt, which is literally available in Tesla’s online shop was designed to, according to the company, “celebrate Tesla’s incredible performance mode.” It’s made from 100% cotton, and, apparently, it’s also the “next best thing to riding shotgun at the Nurburgring.” The Tesla “Plaid Mode” t-shirt is available for $35 at sizes ranging from “XS” to “XXL.” At this point, if you haven’t bought one yet, we don’t know what you’re waiting for.
You Can Now Buy a Painfully Accurate 1:18 Scale Diecast Model of the 2021 Tesla Roadster
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.
Hot Wheels Re-Issues the Tesla Roadster as a Hat Tip to its Falcon Heavy Launch
Hot Wheels is reissuing the Tesla Roadster to commemorate the launch of Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy rocket earlier this year. The 1:64 scale die-cast comes in a Metallic Dark Red paint, drawing similarities to Elon Musk’s own Roadster, which made the trip to space inside Falcon Heavy. Unfortunately, neither “Starman” nor a 1:4096 miniature Roadster on the dashboard are included in 1:64 scale Roadster
A Tesla Power Bank for your Phone? Yup... Tesla Did It
Tesla has thrown its weight to the power bank market - yes, power bank - with the introduction of the Power bank, a portable battery charger that should satiate your thirst for anything Tesla without actually buying any one of the automaker’s electric cars. The Powerbank takes the shape of the company’s supercharger monument that’s resting at the Tesla Design Studio. It features a single 18650 cell with a 3350 mAh capacity, enough juice to charge all recent iPhone models and micro-USB-equipped smartphones. The Powerbank also retails for $45, cheap enough for those wishing for one this Christmas to actually get one, provided they were able to before it sold out.
Teslas ain’t cheap, especially the top-shelf 2015 Tesla Model S P85D. Thankfully, anyone with a few hundred bucks and strong imagination can live the dream with this new 1:18 scale diecast model.
For a scant $210, even folks like you and I can pick up an example of this handheld Model S. Officially commissioned by Tesla, the automaker’s Design Team in California made sure each detail was faithful to the real thing.
It uses the same 3D CAD data that Tesla used to manufacture the full-size Model S, accurately recreating each line and surface with exacting precision. Included is a panorama roof, rear spoiler, “21-inch” steerable wheels and rubber tires. Even the cabin space looks spot-on, with a carpeted trunk and interior, seatbelts made from fabric, a fully detailed dash, central touchscreen and rear third-row seats. Articulation points include opening doors, trunk and hood.
The model is assembled from roughly 270 individual plastic and metal parts. It’s 10.82 inches long and 4.72 inches wide and weighs 2.75 pounds. Two configurations are offered, with either a Midnight Silver Metallic exterior and Grey Turbine wheels with a black interior and carbon-fiber trim, or a Red Multi-Coat exterior and Silver Turbine wheels with a tan interior and Obeche trim.
The 1:18 scale model is sold exclusively through Tesla. Unfortunately, supplies are currently sold out as of this writing. Look for overpriced and overhyped examples to trickle down to online auctions soon.
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