Tesla Roadster is here: 0-100km/h in 1.9sec

Tesla Roadster

Elon Musk promised, during the Tesla semi-truck unveiling event, the return of the Roadster. He delivered the stunning four-seater roadster boasting jaw-dropping numbers, which will make it the world’s fastest production car in the world. In his remarks, Musk described it as a “smackdown” to the fossil fuel-addicted auto industry. As the Beastie Boy’s “Sabotage” blasted over, a beam of red zipped across and the second-generation Tesla Roadster came to an abrupt halt. Elon Musk came back on the mic to introduce his latest baby, which will likely cause leading supercars to break a sweat.

Prototypes of the base model are able to hit 100km/h from a standstill in 1.9 seconds and that a production version of the car may be able to accelerate even faster. That’s a full 0.4 seconds faster to 100km/h than the current fastest Tesla, the Model S P100D. But it would also be faster than any current production car, with the performance hybrid Porsche 918 Spyder the current king with a 0-60mph time of 2.2 seconds. Musk said he wouldn’t confirm the top speed, but hinted that it was “above 250 mph.”

Using a similar system to the Model S P100D, the Roadster will have three motors. One in the front to drive the front wheels and two in the rear to drive the rear wheels giving the Roadster all-wheel drive and torque steering. Musk said that the Roadster should be able to drive around 630 miles of motorway driving between charges with a 200kWh battery.

The design is clear strike against the sports car industry. There are possible cues from all the majors players, including a McLaren P1 cockpit, an Acura NSX exterior, Bugatti Chiron headlights, a Targa-like roof, and a rear reminiscent of an Aston Martin DB10.(Source : The Verge).

Base Specs

  •  Acceleration 0-60 mph     -1.9 s
  • Acceleration 1/4 mile         -8.8 sec
  • Top Speed                            -Over 250 mph
  • Wheel Torque                     -10,000 Nm
  • Mile Range                          -620 miles
  • Seating                                 -4
  • Drive                                    -All-Wheel Drive
  • Base Price                           -$200,000
  • Base Reservation              -$50,000
  • Founders Series Price      -$250,000
  • Founders Series Reservation(1,000 reservations available)-$250,000

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