- Tesla unveiled its new Roadster on Thursday evening.
- The Roadster will do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, making it the world’s fastest production vehicle, the company says.
- The base model will start at $200,000.
Tesla surprised everyone and unveiled a new Roadster on Thursday evening.
“The new Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made, period,” CEO Elon Musk said.
The base model of the Roadster will do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, the company says.
“It will be the first time any car has broken two seconds at 0-60,” Musk said. “It will be the fastest to 100 mph: 4.2 seconds.”
It will do a quarter-mile in 8.9 seconds, Musk said.
“This will be the first time any production car has broken nine seconds in a quarter-mile,” he said. “These are all world records. This is what we are achieving in the prototype.”
Musk said the car would have a top speed of about 250 mph and a 250-kilowatt-hour battery pack, giving it a 620-mile range.
The four-seater vehicle will also feature a removable glass roof that stores in the trunk.
Needless to say, this incredible vehicle won’t come cheap.
The base model of the Roadster will begin at $200,000, and if you want a Founder’s Series vehicle, you’ll have to shell out $250,000. A reservation will set you back $50,000 for the base model.