Tesla surprises us with the 2020 Roadster prototype

Article by Christian A., on November 17, 2017

November 17 is considered a very special day for Tesla, as this is the day that they revealed the highly anticipated Tesla Semi. But Elon Musk did not think the Tesla Semi was enough, so he stunned all attendees with a new Roadster that he revealed alongside the truck.

The 2020 Tesla Roadster has been a long waited model, and it is finally here, well at least the prototype. Musk announced that we can expect to see the model on the road sometime in 2020, with some pretty impressive performance figures. Like many other models, this could just be hype, but maybe it really is worth all the marketing - we will leave that up to you.

Here are some of the details that Musk provided us with during the reveal. Though he did not say how much horsepower it has in terms of output, apparently, it will have 7,376 pound-feet of torque. As for performance, it will likely be the fastest ever production car in the world (as of today), with its 1.9 seconds acceleration for the 0-60 mile per hour sprint. Moreover, in only 4.2 seconds, it can hit 100 miles per hour from standstill, and only 8.8 seconds to reach a quarter of a mile - that beats every single production car out there. As for the top speed, it is said to have a little over 250 miles per hour. And for the range, it can do as much as 620 miles of highway.

Elon Musk even says that one could drive this Roadster at highway speeds from one state to another in one charge - specifically from Los Angeles to San Francisco and back. But also take note that everything that Musk stated tonight only refers to the prototype, meaning that the production model could actually perform even better. All this is hard to believe without solid evidence, but we will test it soon enough.

Where does the Roadster get all its power? Well, it comes with three electric motors – one in front and two at the back, and power is delivered to all four wheels. All the power comes from a 250-kilowatt-hour battery. Because it is a roadster, its roof can definitely be removed if you prefer that, while the cabin can accommodate two people, and a few shopping bags.

Those who are interested in this model will have to part with $50,000 just to reserve one, which will have a base price of $200,000. Or you can opt for the Founder Series car that’s set to only have 1,000 units made. However, it will cost a bit more at $250,000 outright. Check out Tesla’s website to get more information on this.

Source: Tesla

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