The Tesla Roadster may have been the company’s first production car but it has since been discontinued as of 2012. However, Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that a new version is in the works although it will be “some years away” before it debuts.

The original Roadster utilised the Lotus Elise platform, and was powered by a single AC induction motor located at the rear axle. During its production years and after, the Roadster continuously received updates, with the most recent being a larger capacity battery pack.

Musk has also suggested that the company’s newest electric vehicle – the Model 3, will be a point of reference for the Roadster’s successor. A render of what the next-generation Roadster may look like was created by Theophilus Chin earlier this year.