Tesla Roadster 'quickest car in the world' launched

Tesla Roadster's top speed is over 250 mph.

  • Published: November 17, 2017 4:59 PM IST
Tesla Roadster

Tesla unveiled its electric Semi truck, which comes with a gigantic windshield, and two screens on each side. While the Semi truck made headlines with its enormous and futuristic design, there was another unveiling leaving everyone in awe. Towards the end of the event, Musk unveiled the new version of the Tesla Roadster.

Tesla‘s new Roadster looked undoubtedly beautiful in sports car fashion adorned in red color. Tesla began with its sports car, Roadster, and after a long wait it is finally making a new one. Musk says that the Tesla Roadster will be the fastest car ever with its speed capabilities of reaching 0 to 60 Miles Per Hour (mph) in 1.9 seconds, and 0 to 100 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Musk wittingly also says that “this is the base model” of the new Tesla Roadster series. The Roadster is further claimed to reach a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds.

These speeds mentioned have been tested on the prototype model. The top speed calculation is said to be over 250 mph. The Roadster will be fueled by a 200 kWh battery pack offering 620 miles of Highway Range. With record-breaking speeds, Musk says that the Roadster can go back and forth from LA to San Francisco at highway speed without recharging the vehicle. The Roadster will be equipped with three motors, one at the front and two at the rear, and 10,000 nm Torque of steering power. ALSO READ: This Tesla Model X rendering looks ready for dune bashing

The Roadster isn’t just about speed. Unlike other sports cars, the Roadster comes with four seats although “giant” people won’t fit in according to Musk. It also has a convertible roof, and “tons of storage” for luggage to be carried during long trips. In terms of availability and pricing, the Roadster starts at $200,000 (over 1.3 crores) with the first 1,000 Founders Series Roasters being sold at $250,000 (over 1.6 crores). The Roadster will be commercially available in 2020. ALSO READ: Tesla Model 3 deliveries commence in the US: A look at the technology inside

  • Published Date: November 17, 2017 4:59 PM IST