Tesla shifts timescale for its Roadster to next year. The car sets new benchmarks for electric range and performance.
Currently the model is in final stages of development. Like the Model S, the Tesla Roadster receives a version of the brand’s new tri-motor high-performance powertrain – Plaid. Two electric motors are on the rear axle and one on the front axle.
The system produces 1,006 bhp (750 kW) in the Model S, and allows the car to accelerate from to 60 mph (96.6 km/h) in 1.9 seconds. The top speed is 200 mph (322 km/h).
The Tesla Roadster will have the same 0-60 mph acceleration time. It needs no less than 4.2 seconds to make the 0-100 mph (o-161 km/h) sprint, covers quarter mile in 8.8 seconds, and achieves max 250 mph (402 km/h). These figures really impress compared to rivals.
Tesla claims that the Roadster’s combined torque is 10,000 Nm (7,376 lb-ft). A 200-kWh battery pack will provide a max range of 620 miles (998 km).
The Roadster will have a 2+2 seating layout and a glass panel for the middle of the roof: you can manually remove it and stow n the boot. An optional package – Space X – will be available on the Roadster.
Tesla has already opened order books for the Roadster, though the car will go into production not earlier than 2022.
In Great Britain, the price starts from around £151,000. To reserve a car, customers have to place a £38,000 deposit.
Source: Auto Express