Elon Musk, the Chief Executive of electric car maker Tesla on Thursday, unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It would be the fastest production car ever made, according to Musk.
Musk revealed the first units of the Tesla Roadster on Thursday at an event in California which is expected to arrive in 2020 at a price of $250,000. The car will feature a top speed of up to 250 miles per hour. The car is capable of breaking the two second mark and going from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds. In addition, the company also said that this car will reach 100 mph in 4.2 seconds. The Tesla Roadster would be able to travel 630 miles on a single charge.
Elon Musk hinted Sunday that the new Tesla Roadster may be capable of briefly flying. The challenging factor with this new car will be the noise as the wind force generated noise will be very high, according to Musk.
Musk said, From a practical perspective if something’s flying over your head and there’s a whole bunch of flying cars going all over the place, that is not an anxiety-reducing situation,” “You’re thinking, ‘Did they service their hubcap, or is it going to come off and guillotine me?'”
The Roadster will run on three motors from which one will be located in the t of the vehicle with the task of driving the front wheels, and two being located in the rear of the car driving the rear wheels. These three motor will provide the roadster all-wheel drive approach and incredible performance.
Elon Musk indicated that the production of the new car will begin in 2020.