Insane! Ludicrous! Plaid!

I knew this was a Spaceballs movie reference when I heard “ludicrous mode”. “Ludicrous speed” is attained by a spaceship in the Spaceballs movie.

It leaves us wondering what comes next for Tesla. Bizarre Mode? Singularity Generator? A test track built around the Large Hadron Collider? Actually, Musk is, yet again, one step ahead.

In a statement, the billionaire hinted: “There is of course only one thing beyond ludicrous, but that speed is reserved for the next generation Roadster in 4 years: maximum plaid.”

That’s an obscure reference to the ultimate speed in the universe, according to 1987 sci-fi spoof Spaceballs. Geeky movies aside, will human beings actually be able to cope with the sheer pace of the next Tesla Roadster? We’ll find out in 2019…

Here’s a ‘feature’ they added on April Fool’s Day:

Don’t buy Bell phone insurance. Get a great case with your money instead.


2 responses to “Insane! Ludicrous! Plaid!

  1. Whee! You know, I used to think Tesla was just gimmicky, but I’ve been impressed lately. On one hand, the high-end models keep drawing the headlines, but they’re starting to work their way down the food chain a bit and I presume the plan is to gradually work their way down towards economy cars as they ramp up production capacity. Meanwhile there’s this cheap battery for home or industrial energy storage that’s meant to pair well with solar panels and such. Add to that the move to open source a bunch of patents . . . as I say, I’ve been impressed. And I pretty much never say that about corporations.

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