Elon Musk has revealed an all-new version of its Tesla Roadster that can go from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, and from 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 s, making it the fastest-accelerating production car ever.
Tesla didn’t reveal horsepower or kilowatt figures, but said wheel torque is 10,000 Newton-meters, or 7,375 pound-feet. That translates to a quarter-mile time of 8.8 seconds. Perhaps just as impressive, this four-seat EV will have a driving range of 620 miles on a single charge. The new Tesla Roadster will also feature a trick glass roof that stows in the trunk.
The new Tesla Roadster uses three electric motors, one integrated at the front and two at the rear, and takes power from a 200 kWh battery pack. The sports car can seat up to four people, with a slightly larger interior architecture compared with other roadsters. The new Tesla Roadster will be available in 2020 starting at $200,000 USD, with the first 1,000 sold being Founder’s Series models that will retail for $250,000 apiece.
Expect to hear more about the next-gen Tesla Roadster in the near future. For now, take a gander in the images and video below.
all images and video courtesy of Tesla