Roadster

Founder Edition vs Base Rounder

Does anyone know what the difference will be?
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  • edited November 2017
    Sorry for the auto-correct, I meant to say "Roadster." The Roadster 2020 to be exact.
  • edited November 2017
    You can edit your original post and fix the subject line.

    I have no idea what the difference is. I might call Tesla and ask for details but I don't think I'm likely to put the money down on a Founder edition so I might not.

    The difference I know of is that Musk said that the specs listed were for the base model, and that implies that the Founder series will do better. The other is that you can get the base model for about the price of a Model S, not counting the down payment. At least that's how I phrased it when I told my wife.
  • edited November 2017
    I did reserve a base model. I would reserve the founder edition if not that i need to pay the full price upfront. For people who have $250K free money laying around that's a no brainer.
  • edited November 2017
    i thought it was reservation price PLUS the car price. guess its the same
  • edited November -1
    Congrats, Carlk!
  • edited November -1
    I am jealous carlk
  • edited November -1
    Thanks guys. I know it's s cliche but that is my dream car and it's even better than I've imagined. I know it's a lot of money but I'm willing to live on the streets to buy one, long as I can find a place to charge it..
  • edited November 2017
    carlk you can stay overnight at the superchargers. I reserved a "base" model and looking forward to feeling this beast. BTW I own and have owned a 950HP Ford GT, various Vipers, Corvettes, Ferraris and Porsches, and a Mclaren, and I think this Roadster will trump them all.
  • edited November -1
    Carlk- you can sleep in the X.

    Bli8- congrats!
  • edited November 2017
    We have started the process to reserve the Founders Edition - my concern is that the terms and conditions indicate the $250K is not held in any kind of trust or escrow. Does anyone know what kind of surety Tesla offers on the money being held? i.e. God forbid but what if the company went into financial difficulty?
  • edited November 2017
    Trop +1
    X has Camper mode now
  • edited November -1
    Madickinson,

    The way I read that fine print is primarily to state that your money will not earn any sort of interest in case you desire a refund. Essentially you're giving Tesla an interest free loan. As for the company running into financial trouble, all bets are off as would be the case with any industry, in my opinion. Congrats on your Roadster reservation.
  • edited November 2017
    @madickinson - Yep, there is some risk. I plunked down a deposit on my first S in 2009, 4 years before I got my S. Now that was taking a risk, yet the product was so good. The test ride in the prototype when it was announced made me see the light :) I'm sure some of my friends thought I was nuts.

    Wish I could have gotten a test ride in the new Roadster. Still debating if I should get it as I makes zero sense for my needs - but hey, you only live once!
  • edited November 2017
    carlk if you really believe Tesla is going to do so well - you're pretty foolish to park $50,000 with Tesla for zero interest for the 2 years (probably 3)

    why don't you buy $50,000 worth of Tesla stock - if Tesla does well -and you seem to feel strongly they will do well - the investment will fund purchasing 100's of Roadsters.

    I'm serious - based on Tesla stock performance - we would all be better off buying TSLA stock with deposit money - and so far history shows this to be a wise course of action.

    congrats on your car - it will be awesome to drive - 1.9 0-60 and 4.2 0-100 is spectacular performance - and the low COG handling will be better than any other sports car on the street.
  • edited November -1
    $1000 Model 3 deposit in March of 2016 - TSLA stock was $185'sih - today $315.05 - excellent return - $1000 would've bought 5.405 shared in march of '16 - and today that deposit would be worth $1702.97 - or about 70% return - wow - that's awesome for less than a 2 year investment (march '16)

    Model X deposit was was $5000 in Feb. 2012 - price was $33.75'is in Feb. 2012 - $5000 invested in TSLA stock = 148.148 shares - started shipping in volume march of 2016 - $232.74 share price in march of '16 - $34,480 value on $5000 invested.

    Anyone serious about Tesla and bullish about Tesla should take their deposit and invest it with TSLA - if the 3 comes to market, the Semi does well, and Model Y - your $50,000 deposit could be work many times more than that in 2020 or 2021 when the Roadster 2.0 is available....
  • edited November -1
    Model X deposit is a 689% return on 4 years (Feb. 2012 to March 2016) - or about 172% annual return…

    TSLA bull says stock price will be $1000 in 2020

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/13/ron-baron-says-tesla-stock-will-soar-to-1000-by-2020.html

    buy $50,000 of TSLA stock today at $315.05 - that's 158.7 shares - hold the money until you need it to purchase the Roadster when it comes out in 2020 - price target $1000 - that will be $158,704 - or 63% of the total purchase price of the Roadster - seems like a no brainer…
  • edited November -1
    $250,000 founders edition deposit will be 793.524 shares on monday morning opening
    2020 stock price of $1000 - will be $793,524 in 2020 when the Roadster goes on sale...

    man I'm almost tempted to do this....
  • edited November 2017
    I bought my first Roadster with TSLA profits and fully expect to pay for my Founders with TSLA profits (getting close). Most fun investments I've ever had.
  • edited November -1
    Just ordered my roadster. I own a P100D and I have a Model 3 (dual motor when available) on order. I can't imagine what the performance of the Roadster will feel like. Hope 2020 doesn't turn into 2021 or 2022!
    Just speculating.... if they can build a roadster with that battery capacity and motor configuration, why not a super Model S with a similar drivetrain
  • edited November -1
    Jimdow- I think Tesla will! This may have been a window into the future of Tesla's battery capability. It shows that range will exceed ICE cars as well as performance and other factors that have already surpassed the fossil fuel technology.
  • edited November 2017
    Electric cars are only at the beginning of their S-shaped technological evolution whereas ICE are already at their flattened maturity phase. It is game over in the next few years.
  • edited November 2017
    Congrats to all those who have reserved!
  • edited November 2017
    I'm reserving a base model because that's the most money I'm willing to part without an interest return. From my understanding, there is a way to change over to a founder's edition so long as they haven't met the maximum orders allowed. I'd rather invest the the 150k stock. We hope this car will come out in 2020, but If not, at least I'll have more money in my account. Worst case scenario is I'll get the base- which I'm more than satisfied with.
  • edited November -1
    Rumor has it the founder's series were all sold out the first night. It's just a rumor of course but I can't imaging there are not that many celebrities, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs etc. who can easily come up with that kind of spending money for the car.
  • @Carlk

    There are plenty of people out there, so who knows.
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