It was a surprise for everybody who were present at the launch of the Tesla Semi Truck. Nobody expected Tesla to come up with a Roadster, and it is very fast.
It is the fastest production car ever made, according to Elon Musk, with speeds of just 1.9 seconds for 0 to 60 4.2 seconds for 0 to 100. It can handle a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds. Now that is fast.
During its launch Elon Musk said that ” This is a base model,” the top speed of the car can hit above 250 mph which is almost to Chiron. And it has a 200 kWh battery pack that offers 620 miles of highway driving range. You can now travel almost 1000 kms in one single charge at highway speed. According to Elon Musk you can travel from LA to San Francisco and back without recharging.
It’s also a 2 by 2 four-seater, and it’s available in 2020 starting at $200,000, with the first 1,000 sold being Founder’s Series models that will retail for $250,000 apiece.
Understandably, the crowd was in awe when Musk revealed the new Roadster, which has a look inside and out that owes a lot to classic sports car design. Musk revealed that the he want to give a hard time for the gasoline cars.
Tesla was also giving rides to anyone at the event who put down a $50,000 deposit on a purchase for when it’s available without knowing the full price. And more than a few avid Tesla fans were taking them up on that offer, too.