Tesla has just taken the wraps off the latest iteration of its Roadster electric sportscar. The car not only looks breathtaking but it also has some mind boggling performance figures. The new Tesla Roadster was unveiled at an event that was all about the company’s 18-wheeler ‘Semi’ electric truck. The brand’s chief Elon Musk went away from the spotlight and drove the all-new Roadster that was hidden inside the truck itself. For this reason, the audience at the event that mostly comprised of Tesla’s potential truck buyers and future car owners were left with surprise. The Tesla Roadster accelerates from a standstill to 100 kmph in just 1.9 seconds that will make it one of the fastest cars on the planet. This brings to light the ultimate fact that the Tesla Roadster accelerates even faster than a Formula 1 car. All thanks to this, the new Tesla Roadster will be able to cover a quarter mile in just 8.9 seconds.
Top speed, Musk claims, will be over 250 mph (400 km/h) crossing into the territory of one of the fastest cars on the planet like Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Agera. And on top of that, it won't be an 'impractical' two-seater, it will be able to transport four people. And by the looks of it, the four people will be comfortable too, well if the passengers at the back are relatively a bit smaller.
The new Roadster will have a decent space for luggage and the range on one full charge will be 620 miles (992 km/h), that will come from a 200-kilowatt-hour battery pack which is double of what comes with a capable Model S. Another cherry to the coolness - it's a convertible.
The original Roadster was Tesla’s first car when Musk was and is still resolved to show the world that electric cars can be cool. There had been a lot of anticipation floating about when will the Roadster come back. Now Musk is making it happen - come 2020.
Although, we can not rule out that there have been instances of Tesla making and breaking promises or delivering late. The Model 3 was supposed to be the most affordable Tesla, but the company could never produce enough sedans to make it a mass market product and hence prove profitable for the brand. A seriously fast sports car may not solve the problems of the company, but it does look like a great package.