The Tesla Roadster has a new quoted 0-60 time of 2.1 seconds, unless buyers get a rocket thruster package, called the ‘SpaceX Package’.
by: Brandan Roachell
Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, calls his company's upcoming automobile a
Elon unveiled the new Tesla Roadster 2020, a brand new four-seat electric convertible, at the end of Tesla's semi-truck event on November 17, 2017. Musk claims that this will be "the fastest production car ever made, period," and that the prototype is capable of reaching speeds over 250 mph. This is record-breaking for a production car, and this Roadster is capable of a quarter mile in 8.8 seconds!
He says the car will have a 620-mile highway range: to put this battery life in perspective, it will last a round trip between LA and San Francisco at highway speeds. Even more incredible is that some Roadster models will apparently be equipped with ten rocket engines, more technically "cold air thrusters," and can even *hover* using these. Musk aleges that these small rocket engines will “dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking and cornering” and will be subtle, hidden behind the license plate.
The 1.9 second 0-60 time is possible with the “rocket thruster option”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently dropped another piece of information on the impending Tesla Roadster. Rather than making the 0-60 mph sprint in 1.9 seconds, as we previously thought, the Roadster will only manage it in 2.1 seconds.
A Few of the Specs!
The new Tesla Roadster boasts a hugely impressive spec sheet: Some of these numbers for the new Tesla Roadster are being updated! But no matter how you look at it, this is one very impressive car!