The Semi event is behind us. No more speculations then on what could be the “other” surprise that might be presented during that very evening. Enter the next generation Roadster. What a beauty:
Behind that pretty face there are some mean facts:
- 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds – faster than ANY production car ever (0-100 mph in 4.2 if you care).
- A quarter mile in 8.9 seconds – first production car to go under 9 seconds.
- 620 miles (more than 1000 kilometers) of range at highway speed – first electric car to achieve this,
- 200 kWh battery – the largest capacity in an EV so far,
- 10000 Nm of torque – even Elon calls it “Stupid”,
- 250+ mph maximum speed.
Wow. No, more like WOW! Lucky those who had a chance to experience the crazy acceleration during the event. No wonder everyone flocked immediately to the Roadster once the presentation was complete. It has definitely stolen some of the spotlight from the Semi, but justifiably so.
The intention is clear as well. To quote Mr. Musk again “the point of doing this is to give a hardcore smack down to gasoline cars” and “driving a gasoline sport car is going to feel like a steam engine with a side if quiche”. Touché.
The new generation Roadster will go into production in 2020 and will have a base price tag of $200,000 ($50,000 more for Founders Edition). While most of us can only dream about owning one, quite a few have already placed a reservation (a mere $50,000 for base model). No surprise, as this is going to be faster than ANYTHING currently offered on the market, even among the super-cars that have much higher price tag. It’s all about the bragging rights! Everyone else better get used to this view instead:
What a gorgeous car it is …
2 thoughts on ““There’s only one thing beyond ludicrous, which is plaid””
I regret this car doesnt have “GT” in name. It should! As it might be the ultimate car for going wherever You want as fast as You want…
Imagine doing 600 miles in a row in Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pagani or Koenigsegg, as soon as You can afford one 😉 Imagine how slow thoose petrol powered cars are compared to this new roadster. How many Times You will have to stop to refill fuel tank. And how much Your ears will suffer after first miles of excitment are gone….
No, it isn’t a “poster” car. It is nice looking but has nothing spectacular in design. It won’t steal young boys hearts as mentioned above cars does everyday…. But it is so much better, simpler, quiter, maybe even (I hope) more comfortable and… Will take our luggage with us when we hit the road.
And to be honest – I was sad when I noticed that this car became the star of the day, that Semi’s presentation was on. But I see no reason why it doesn’t deserve this!
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