Yes, you read that right. A Tesla Roadster, set for a 2020 debut has very likely toppled the Bugatti Chiron as the fastest accelerating production car ever made…
In fact, it’s the first time in history that a production car has broken the 2-second 0-100kmh barrier. It’s promising phenomenal figures such as 0-100kmh in 1.9 seconds, and zero to 160kmh in 4.2 seconds! And it costs $2.8 million less. Here’s a video on just how quick it accelerates!
It’ll do the quarter-mile in 8.9 seconds and reach a top-speed in excess of 400kmh. Wait, what! It has a 200kWh battery pack and three motors that produce (wait for it) 10,000Nm of torque. Here’s Elon Musk talking about it during its maiden preview at Tesla’s headquarters recently:
On paper at least, the new Roadster looks like a very enticing proposition for sports car fans who wish to remain ‘green’, for in addition to amazing performance figures, the all-electric car also has a cruising range of almost 1,000km before a recharge is required. Think about that for a sec, that’s KL to Penang and back, on one charge.
“The point of doing this, is to give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars…” – Elon Musk.
Here’s a video on 10 Things you need to know about the new Tesla Roadster:
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