Elon Musk has just revealed the next iteration of the car that started it all for Tesla. The new Tesla Roadster was teased at an event that was supposed to focus on the new semi-truck from Tesla. However, Elon Musk had been promising a surprise, and boy did he deliver. In the trailer of this all-electric big rig was a little red roadster, with mind-blowing capabilities.
(Unbelievable) Performance Figures
0-60 MPH: 1.9 Seconds (fastest production car to 60 MPH ever).
0-100 MPH: 4.2 Seconds
1/4 Mile: 8.9 Seconds (Faster time than a Prius 0-60)
Top Speed: 250+ MPH
Range: 620 Miles (enough to get from San Francisco to LA on a single charge)
Price: $200,000 (Plus $50,000 reservation fee)
This car, should it actually be able to hit those numbers, will truly be in a league of its own.
According to Tesla, power comes from a large, 200 kWh battery pack that sends power to all four wheels.
It seems to me that Mr. Musk grew tired of waiting for state legislature to build his Hyperloops and decided to sell it as a car instead. While it doesn’t offer the same seating capacity, it does have four seats.
More information is sure to come further down the line. The release date is set for 2020 (although Tesla doesn’t tend to stick to those anyways). Rest assured, we will let you know when we find out more.
While you wait, why not take a look at the original roadster (which came out 7 years ago), to see how far this new model has come: