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Tesla Roadster Founder Series

On the Tesla website, it states that there will be exactly 1,000 Tesla Roadster Founder Series reservations available, with a reservation price of $250,000. But It also states that the Founder Series price is $250,000. So my question is, will anyone wishing to purchase a Founder Series Roadster be able to purchase it after 1,000 reservations are made and after the reserving period is over?

Spacejake1224 | 14 februar 2019

Huge fan of Tesla!

jimglas | 15 februar 2019

No, On the Tesla website, it states that there will be exactly 1,000 Tesla Roadster Founder Series reservations available

Spacejake1224 | 15 februar 2019

I just said that above. I'm wondering about after the reservation time is up, when someone is able to purchase a Roadster, instead of reserving it.

raffidesigns | 17 februar 2019

Once the last founders series is sold, it will no longer be in production.

sschaem | 21 februar 2019

I was interested in it originally thinking it was a true limited edition model with extra features, but I dont believe its the case.

My understanding is that its a regular production version that is given as reward for their referral program. In the same way of the past Model S and Model X "founders edition"

steven | 24 februar 2019

@sschaem: you could simply buy the Founder's Edition on all vehicles. Has nothing to do with the referral program itself. Just 1000 available with the Founder's badge. Once hey are sold, either in preorder or after unveil it will not be available.
Funny thing is that on the US website, they state both reservation fee and price, wehreas on the European websites, it just states the reservation fee, which is just a rate conversion for the 250k. No final list price is known at the moment.

Maybe the Founder's will have the SpaceX option available and base Roadster won't. Elon also talked about the performance numbers being for the base model. Maybe the Founder's will be quicker/faster than the base model anyways, even without the SpaceX option package?

We will only know once they actually unveil the production model.

stevencsimpson | 13 april 2019

Very excited about this revolutionary Tesla! I am interested buying the Founders Roadster but have a few concerns! Would someone that has ordered a car post your reservation document with redactions for personal information? Is my 250 held in escrow? What if the car is never produced or is delayed by a year or two, is my money refunded? Details!!? What is the SpaceX option package?

Jinnymobile | 14 april 2019

If they haven’t sold 1000 yet, I wonder if people will ‘move up’ their regular reservations to Founders when the production schedule becomes more firm.

glnnbray | 19 april 2019

Tesla, I'm waiting to put down $50,000 on the Roadster. Waiting for more information and/or some kind of incentive.

Xerogas | 21 april 2019

@glnnbray: "Tesla, I'm waiting to put down $50,000 on the Roadster. Waiting for more information and/or some kind of incentive."
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Seems pretty simple: put your money down here https://www.tesla.com/roadster
Your incentive is that you get a Roadster

sschaem | 28 april 2019

@Steven I think by the time we know what the founders edition is, the 1000 limit will have been reached.

For me, 1.9 second for the base model and 600 miles is fine :) But if the founders had a custom interior , off the menu paint, etc... its something I would be interested in.

bfudge | 30 april 2019

I wish Tesla would just give us a little more information (i.e. expected features/options). I put money down on a Model S in 2010 and then upgraded to a Signature in 2011. Putting down $40K didn't bother me in 2011. But, putting down $250,000 is concerning given all the problems Tesla seems to be having now. If there was an option to put 50K down now and then upgrade to a fully loaded model (even if not the Founders) I would be all in. I am a Tesla convert. I still have my Model S Signature (#613) and my wife has a Model 3 Performance. Come on Tesla. Give me a little more to information on which to make a decision. A Test Drive would be great.

sschaem | 7 maj 2019

Well, the wait is over for me :) I canceled my reservation.

My concern really was based on trading it/selling , from what I just experienced , Tesla high end model lose 40% of their value after the first week of ownership. (First week you can return it for full value, after a week Tesla will take the car back for a trade but at 60% of its value)

3dgotcha | 20 maj 2019

Have contacted Tesla to see if there is any insight on the Founders Series Roadster. Have wired the $250K
and received no communication on whether funds were received without going to local sales for verification.
Called local delivery to talk with someone at a regional level for more info. Really have not received any
"Thank you" or other communication for investing 1/4M with no collateral or interest. Want some customer
service at the least!

stevencsimpson | 28 maj 2019

I have had a similar experiance & my account on Tesla.com still shows the status as "Awaiting Deposit" 18 days after Tesla received my 250K.

stevencsimpson | 29 maj 2019

After 19 days and several phone calls today my order for a Founders Roadster was "Confirmed" on my account on Tesla.com!

Bob.Calvo | 4 september 2019

The huge deposits are essentially a Kickstarter Campaign to show solid demand and access to funding if needed. The funds are escrowed and on the books as unearned capital towards a future sale, just like all of the FSD Deposits. The most important aspect of the Founder Series is that you will be one of the first to own this amazing vehicle. While I’m not unfortunately in that market, I personally find that a 25% premium to be one of the first is more than I’d be interested in spending. Others will prioritize differently. Don’t expect huge differences. The Model S Founders Series had a unique maroon red that I wish was a standard option but it was not to be.

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jimglas | 11 september 2019

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Xerogas | 11 september 2019

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unagi1302 | 12 september 2019

The huge deposits are essentially a Kickstarter Campaign to show solid demand and access to funding if needed. The funds are escrowed and on the books as unearned capital towards a future sale, just like all of the FSD Deposits. The most important aspect of the Founder Series is that you will be one of the first to own this amazing vehicle. While I’m not unfortunately in that market, I personally find that a 25% premium to be one of the first is more than I’d be interested in spending. Others will prioritize differently. Don’t expect huge differences. The Model S Founders Series had a unique maroon red that I wish was a standard option but it was not to be.

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zalimjaan1 | 12 september 2019

Oh mine, its very costly how can a middle income person can buy it, I mean it is very heavily priced, so I think Tesla has made it only for the upper class or may be the rate will come down once its demand increases in market.

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Kippmusic | 16 oktober 2019

My name is Edward Marshall Kipp I went on my account and ordered a Tesla roadster trying to order the founders series it told me to give a $5000 deposit I did on my credit card. It then prompted me to send a $45,000 bank wire and I did but my mistake I did not get there until September 30 and the prompt said by September 26 I need someone a Tesla to contact me as soon as possible I have federal ID tracking number Tesla got the money but it still prompts me that I have to make a $45,000 deposit I'm happy to give you another $45,000 after you find the first 45 and apply it to my account so I can pick the founders series were my color see my options and move forward please contact me

Xerogas | 16 oktober 2019

@Kippmusic: "My name is Edward Marshall Kipp"
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Xerogas | 18 oktober 2019

@NKYTA: "lol"
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While I’m not unfortunately in that market, I personally find that a 25% premium to be one of the first is more than I’d be interested in spending. Others will prioritize differently. Don’t expect huge differences. The Model S Founders Series had a unique maroon red that I wish was a standard option but it was not to be.

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