The buzz in the Automotive world has been centered on the New all-electric Tesla Roadster; a roadster that is set to shatter all kinds of records. These numbers are simply astounding and pushes the boundaries of the imagination: 0 – 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, top speed of 250 mph and a range of 620 miles. And there’s more…torque is rated at 10,000 Nm (Newton Meters).
The new Tesla Roadster as an all-electric supercar maximizes the potential of aerodynamic engineering, with record-setting performance and efficiency. Yet, it is designed to fit four occupants, possibly two adults and a couple of kids.
To elevate the feeling of open-top driving, the new Tesla Roadster AWD (All-wheel Drive) comes with a lightweight, removable glass roof. The roof of course retracts into the trunk whenever the driver desires open-top driving. It comes back up in a jiffy when the driver hits a switch.
The Tesla Roadster’s extended range on a single charge is 620 miles or 998 kilometers. To offer a clue, most first-generation electric cars offer a range of just 160 – 200 km. The second-generation electric cars now offer up to 300 – 400 km.
Tesla has recently announced the production of the Roadster, following initial presentation of the prototype. The company has also started to accept reservations for its record-breaking electric supercar at a starting price of about 200,000 dollars. So far, only estimated price of the base Tesla Roadster has been announced. Tesla’s founder has indicated that the Roadster will be available in several variants in time to come.
Exterior-wise, the Tesla Roadster shares a similar design to its predecessor especially the Tesla Model 3, although the Roadster is a lot lower and has a wider stance compared to its four-door sibling. Highlights include large flared wheel arches, a sloping hood, extremely slim headlights with dual LED lamps, intakes on the front feeders, a dome-like profile, a simplified rear design with slim combination lights and an aerodynamically functioning spoiler.
Tesla Roadster specifications
Acceleration 0-60 mph 1.9 sec
Acceleration 0-100 mph 4 .2 sec
Acceleration 1/4 mile 8.8 sec
Top SpeedOver 250 mph
Wheel Torque 10,000Nm
Mile Range 620 miles
Drive All-Wheel Drive
Base Price $200,000
Base Reservation $50,000
Founders Series Price $250,000 with 1,000 reservations available