Together with the reveal of Tesla's Semi, the electric car maker pulled off a surprise by revealing the new Roadster. The Tesla Roadster is claimed to have supercar performance by having the fastest 0 - 97 km/h time and the fastest quarter mile time on every other production car. However, don't expect to see it on the road just yet as it expected to come in 2020 with the unit revealed only being a prototype.
Going over its supercar performance figures, the Roadster is claimed to have 10,000 Nm of torque. Yes, you read that right. This gives the Roadster a claimed 0-97 km/h time of only 1.9 seconds, which Tesla claims it to be the quickest production car in the world. 0-161 km/h in 4.2 seconds. This gives it a claimed quarter mile time of 8.8 seconds, beating the current production record holder, the Dodge Demon.
Tesla claims the Roadster has a top speed of over 402 km/h. It even has a range of 998 kilometers, which according to Elon Musk, allows one to drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and back in one charge. All of which can be done with the roof down with four occupants.
The new Roadster is capable of having these performance figures thanks to an upgraded electric drivetrain. It uses three electric motors – two in the back and one in front – to give it a form of all-wheel drive with power coming from a 250 kWh battery pack.
At the moment, Tesla is already accepting reservations for the upcoming Roadster. You can also order one of 1,000 Founders Series vehicle, but be prepared to shell out more.