In today’s modern world, we can expect for more and more innovations that would blow our mind away. And now, the car industry is one of the talks of the town because of its newest addition – the Tesla Roadster – an electric supercar that claims to break records! Interested enough? You sure do!
Let’s get to know more about Tesla Roadster
A mass produced, luxurious electric sedan.
The Roadster made by Tesla is definitely hot! It is not just your typical car because it is a beauty and absolutely one of a kind. It has an inspired Lotus design chassis and better acceleration compared to Lamborghini Murcielago. Tesla made the debut of this electric car in 2008, which is powered by 200kWh lithium-ion batteries that allow a range of 260 miles.
Tesla Roadster is a convertible 4-seated sports car with a roof glass that you can remove and place in the trunk. It is also an all-wheel-drive car with 3 motors – two in the back and one in the front. This electric car is considered the fastest car production ever made with a whopping 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds and 0 to 60 mph time of 1.9 seconds, beating some of the popular cars like Ferrari LaFerrari and MCLaren F1.
What makes Tesla Roadster a new apple of the eye in the automobile industry?
Environmentally friendly and a fast car. These are just among the main reasons why progressively more people are attracted to this sports car. Aside from saving the environment, saving thousands of dollars every year for a gasoline and other general motor costs is highly possible as well. This makes Roadster a practical purchase.
For more than years, Tesla has been creating a name for itself as the leading electric car manufacturer, which provides consumers with a truly stylish alternative to conventional petrol engine cars. This premium electric car is oozing with unique style and various functions those other cars short of. Tesla has definitely changed the face of electric cars, which makes them both practical and fashionable to the buyers.
Tesla Roadster Specs
There are many specs of the Tesla Roadster which are assured to attract many fans and even non-fans.
It can hit the road from 0-60 mph in just 1.9 seconds. Whoa! Musk said it is due to the base model’s prototypes, with 7300 pounds of torque at the wheels. That is a complete 0.4 seconds to 60 mph than Model S P100D, the latest fastest Tesla, which hits 60 mph within 2.3 seconds. What’s more, it is said to be quicker than any production cars, such as the Porsche 918 Spyder with a zero to 60 mph in 2.2 seconds.
If the 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds is not enough for you or doesn’t impress you a lot, then here’s the good news: Tesla Roadster can be able to hit 100 mph in 4.2 seconds and continue to do an 8.9-second quarter-of-a-mile time. Here’s another catch, Tesla is proud to share that this car will have a top speed of more than 250 mph – an amazingly high speed for an electrically-driven vehicle or a traditionally powered car.
As have mentioned earlier, Roadster has three motors which give it an all-wheel-drive. It has the same system design to that of the Model S P100D. The record-breaking acceleration is not the only thing you could expect for the car but boasts a motorway driving of about 360 miles between charges through a 200kWh battery.
Moreover, Elon Musk came to the idea of utilizing booster jets in order to increase the 1.9 acceleration time of the car. According to Musk, Tesla could make use of COPV thrusters to help people the car. These thrusters are commonly found on the SpaceX Falcon 9 jet.
As their theory suggests, the Tesla Roadster can be capable of responding even quicker (whether it is acceleration, slowing, or turning) through blowing the highly compressed airs in various directions. The two rear seats will be taken place by the boosters, which we think is a great idea especially when it comes to the distribution of weight and the passenger’s safety.
Tesla Roadster Price
Of course with this incredible innovation, we can expect for a hefty price.The base model of the Tesla Roadster is going to be $200,000 (around AU$265,000, £150,000). Since they only refer the price for the base model only, there will be some varying iterations at varying price ranges. Although a bit pricey than Tesla’s last vehicle release, you’ll feel like winning a jackpot because of the type of performance that this new car is capable of. Actually, the first 1,000 units sold will cost $250,000 and will be limited Founder Series edition.
Tesla Roadster Release Date
This is good news for car enthusiasts. But unfortunately, Tesla will start selling the car in 2020. So, you have two more years to save bucks and get this everyone’s dream car. Though, it is already up for pre-order. There are some interested buyers who put down a deposit of $50,000 at the car’s launch event were given the opportunity to ride in a prototype.
The CEO of Tesla has long said that he does not want to produce the best electric cars in the world. Only the best cars, nothing else. While introducing the Tesla Roadster, he said in a bolder tone, “The point of this is to give the hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars.”
Tesla has done well in creating and designing an intricate electric car such as Roadster to satisfy every car enthusiast’s needs for an electric car. Though we don’t have the full features of the car yet, we could say it won’t disappoint us; rather meet our expectations. Its acceleration and performance are just enough to attract more interests among consumers!
This is just one of the brilliant innovations from Tesla, and we can expect for more as years go by. Hands up for an exceptional idea and we are sure this will truly boom in the market.