New Tesla Roadster – The Ferrari killer

Tesla has unveiled its new Roadster, an electric super car which Elon Musk called “a hardcore smack to gasoline cars”.

The Roadster boasts:

  • 0-100km/h acceleration time of 1.9 seconds.
  • 0-160km/h in 4.2 seconds.
  • A top speed of over 400km/h.
  • All-wheel drive.
  • 10,000Nm of torque.

Musk said it will be the fastest production car ever made, and will feature a 200kWh battery pack embedded in its chassis.

This offers a 1,000km range on a single charge, said Tesla.

The Roadster features four seats, a sleek design, and a removable glass roof which can be stored in the trunk.

Tesla’s Roadster will be available in 2020 and is priced at $200,000 – with a base reservation of $50,000.

The Founders Series model is priced at $250,000.

Semi truck

Tesla has also unveiled its electric Semi truck, which boasts increased performance over regular diesel big rigs.

The Semi boasts an unladen 0-100km/h acceleration time of 5 seconds and consumes less than 2kWh per mile.

Tesla’s Semi truck also includes the company’s software suite, and has a range of 300-500 miles depending on load.

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