If you’re a car person, then you know just how far electric cars have come in such a short period of time. Armed with electric motors means large amounts of instant torque, and with torque comes hard acceleration. One of the most recognizable makers of electric cars known as Tesla, is living proof.
If you look at their lineup performance wise, it’s pretty impressive. Their Model S can reach 0-60 mph as fast as 2.5 seconds. Even more impressive to me is their Model X which can reach 60 in just 2.9 seconds. This is an SUV we’re talking about here, and it’s the fastest SUV in production Tesla claims. I’ll take their word on that.
However, Tesla just unveiled an absolute game changer. After years of anticipation, they have finally answered all the requests to bring back the Roadster. Well, they’re taking orders, but you can’t get your hands on one until 2020.
The new Roadster’s performance is unbelievable, and I mean it. The Roadster accelerates like a rollercoaster from 0-60 mph in a staggering 1.9 seconds. Yes under 2 seconds! It then climbs up to 100 mph in just 2.3 seconds for a combined total of just 4.2 seconds. This car can reach 100 mph faster than a lot of performance cars even reach 60! Making it the fastest accelerating production car.
Tesla even went the extra mile to make the Roadster as practical as possible. One of the most important factors of electric cars that people ask about is what the range is on a charge. The Roadster can get up to 621 miles on a charge, making it very practical, considering very few gasoline fueled cars have an equal or greater range.
Also practical about the Roadster is the fact that it’s a 2+2. Yes, they snuck in two seats back there. Elon Musk doesn’t recommend fitting a rather larger person back there, but he claims you can cram them in there. With that said, you could very well have a family and still own this car. The MSRP of the Roadster is $200k, including a $50k deposit. Production doesn’t start until 2020.
It’s great to see that Tesla is responding to the demand for a newer high performance car, and they haven’t disappointed one bit. I’ll be waiting impatiently to see in 2020 how owners are liking their new Roadsters and if they will be as practical and reliable as Elon has claimed.