The Roadster 2
Tesla has done it once again with their latest addition to their remarkable fleet of electric cars, the Roadster 2. Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO has been teasing the production of a new Roadster since all the way back in 2011. After a long wait it has finally arrived. But what makes it so special?
The Roadster 2’s Amazing Performance
The most incredible feature of this beauty is the ability to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 2.1 seconds. As a reference the Dodge Challenger SRT® Demon, the fastest non-electric production car, will accelerate to the same speeds in 2.3 seconds. On top of this breath-taking acceleration, Tesla is promising a massive top speed of over 400 km/h. Tesla accomplishes these impressive feats by using 3 electric motors to drive all 4 wheels of the car. But surely driving 3 electric motors would reduce the range, right? Once again, Tesla has proven us wrong. The Roadster 2 boasts a range of 1000 km off a single charge while the Model S has a maximum range of 865 km. However, this 1000 km range would only occur under optimum conditions as factors such as, temperature, speed and if the A/C is on, will effect the performance.
The Roadster 2’s Spectacular Design
Thankfully, Tesla didn’t skimp on the Roadster 2’s design either. The Roadster 2 is a 4 seat car, meaning you can show it off to more than one friend at once. The interior is clean and modern, making this sporty looking car feel extremely luxurious and the steering wheel seems to have taken inspiration from the joystick of Boeing 747, adding to the minimal and modern feel. Tesla will also include a touchscreen similar to that found in the Model S. Hopefully this will allow the Roadster 2 to have the same Self-Driving capabilities as the Model S. The Roadster 2 will also be a convertible, allowing for some refreshing drives along the coast.
The Roadster 2’s Due Date
In case you couldn’t tell, I’m very excited for Tesla’s new car. Unfortunately, there is a bit of a wait until anyone can get their hands on one. The first units won’t enter production until 2020 but there may also be further delays. The Roadster 2 isn’t cheap either. If you can afford $326 000 and would like one, you can reserve yours now over on Tesla’s website. Overall, this is an incredible car that, in my opinion, was well worth the wait from when it was first teased back in 2011. Definitely my new dream car and definitely worth hyping up.
What about you? Do you think it’s over hyped? Is the Roadster 2 on your wishlist? Let us know down below.
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