After the launch of the Tesla Semi, Elon Musk surprised everyone by revealing a completely new version of its electric Roadster. It is expected to be launched in 2020.
The new Tesla Roadster is said to be the fastest accelerating vehicle on the earth. With a tremendous 10,000Nm of turning force, it is expected to hit a tone in just 1.9 seconds. The top speed is expected by around 400 kmph. The 200 kWh battery pack will give the Roadster a range of approx. 1,000 kms. The 200 kWh is the biggest battery pack ever installed in a road car ever. It also plans to shatter the drag strip with a standing quarter-mile run in 8.8 seconds.
It will be powered by three motors- two motors will power each of the rear wheels, while one motor will power both the front wheels- making it a four wheel drive. As of now, these are just the number. Only after the launch of Roadster it will be reality.
Looks wise, the Roadster prototype looks like an athletic cousin of the Porsche Mission E Concept. The car has perfect combination of curves and bulges. The headlights are sleek. The roof pops up like the Mazda MX5 for the fun driving experience. The Roadster reminds of many other cars too like the tail looks inspired from the Infinity Q60 Concept, the silhouette is borrowed from the Fisker EMotion electric sedan and other elements are same as the stablemate- Model 3 and Model S. As far as the interior is concerned, not a lot is revealed other than a minimalistic and an ultra-modern F1-style steering wheel and a large touchscreen for center console.
Interestingly, the price of this super wow model expected to be launched in 2020 is USD 200,000 which can be booked for USD 50,000 now. Tesla will also make a limited 1000 units as Founders Series and that will be priced at USD 250,000.
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