Tesla and Elon Musk took the automotive industry by surprise, whilst at their electric truck launch event they slipped in a brand new model to the range: the second generation Tesla Roadster.
Claims for the new Tesla Roadster are bold and figures are top trumps: 0-60 in 1.9s, 0-100 under 7s, Top Speed over 250mph and a 600+ mile range. If the chassis is up to scratch, weight is kept to sensible levels and of course the battery technology is used to keep a low centre of gravity and perfect weight distribution this could be a supercar slayer at the track.
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This is Tesla’s second attempt at the roadster, the first being a Lotus Elise derived and Hethel engineered car some 7 years ago, which although didn’t set the world alight, secured Tesla’s place as a serious manufacturer of electric cars.
The new Tesla Roadster is due to go into production in 2020 with a hefty $200,000 US Dollar starting price. No doubt the order book will be bursting!