Tesla’s Roadster Isn’t Messing Around
Along with its semi-truck, Tesla unveiled another vehicle: the Roadster. And the numbers are pretty impressive. It’s fast enough to possibly be the fastest production car ever when it comes to acceleration times. The Drive reports a 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds which would make it the first production car to beat the 2-second mark and beat the current record holder, the Porsche 918 Spyder.
The Roadster puts out 7,375 lb.-ft. of torque and can hit 250mph. These numbers have put out speculation of a real transmission, what do you think? Are you impressed with these numbers?
Here’s a breakdown of the specs straight from the Tesla website:
Acceleration: 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec
Acceleration 0-100 mph in 4.2 sec
Acceleration 1/4 mile in 8.8 sec
Top Speed is over 250 mph
Wheel Torque is 10,000 Nm
Mile Range is 620 miles
All Wheel Drive
Base Price is $200,000
As an all-electric supercar, Roadster maximizes the potential of aerodynamic engineering—with record-setting performance and efficiency. The Roadster is also the first supercar to set every performance record and still fit seating for four. A lightweight, removable Glass Roof stores in the trunk for an open-air, convertible driving experience.
If you’re a fan of electric technology, what’s your favorite make/model?