Tesla was on its way to expanding and relocating from its current headquarters in San Carlos to a new $250 million facility in San Jose, California. The main reason for the move? An all new 5-passenger sedan called the Tesla Model S. Unlike the Tesla Roadster, which is built on the Elise platform, the Model S Sedan will be built on Tesla own architecture. Powered by a lithium-ion battery pack the Model S sedan will get 240 miles with a 0 to 60 mph time of less than 6 seconds. Pricing is expected to come in at $60,000.
However, a new architecture and a new powerful battery pack will cost a lot of money that, unfortunately, Tesla is running low on. With 80 of the 380 Tesla Motors employees laid off, the Model S sedan has now been delayed from its original production schedule of 2010.
In the mean time Road&Track has come up with a rendering of what the Tesla Model S could look like when it’s on the road. Check out the full rendering here and the recently seen teaser here.