Elon Musk unveiled the new Tesla Roadster that can go 0-100 km/h in 1.9 seconds. It is the first supercar to feature four seats. The first 1,000 cars will cost $250,000 each, paid in full up front, with later models starting at $200,000. The Tesla Roadster will be available from 2020.
“The point of doing this is to give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars,” he states. “Driving a gasoline sports car is going to feel like a steam engine with a side of quiche.” The CEO also mentioned that the stats reviled are just the basic ones and high-end models can feature better acceleration, speed and range.
The car beats its competitor Bugatti Chiron, the fastest car, by fair margins. The Roadster has an acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 1.9 seconds while on the other hand, the Chiron manages the same distance in 2.3 seconds. It’s largely because combustion engines cannot produce immediate torque, while electric engines can. The car also features a lightweight glass roof in addition to the futuristic cabinet and interiors.
Although the Roadster comes with a hefty price tag of $200 thousand, it is far far cheaper from its competitors, especially the Chiron which comes with a price tag of $2.5 million.