Tesla’s novel concepts have for long run imagination amok, and now that Tesla Roadster has been unveiled, reality seems somewhat stranger than fiction. The Roadster is not to hit the roads before 2020 but the claims are pretty outlandish – Tesla Roadster will likely hit 60 mph in 1.9 seconds. Yes, you heard that right – 1.9 fricking seconds!
It compares pretty well with many hypercars already on the road – Buggati Chiron manages the same feat in about 2.4 seconds, Koenigsegg Agera R does it in 2.7 seconds and the fastest on-road car as of now accelerate to 60mph is Dodge’s Challenger SRT Demon at 2.3 seconds.
But that isn’t the only thing that is hard to believe, as per the latest tweets of Elon Musk – “Not saying the next-gen Roadster special upgrade package *will* definitely enable it to fly short hops, but maybe...” – we might just have a car that hops over its obstacles and can get airborne for a while, even though the credibility of the claim stands on slippery grounds and many experts say that he might just be joking.
Coming to its specifications, the Tesla Roadster has electric motors powering all four wheels—motors that can be precisely controlled to maximize traction. The car will stock a battery capacity of 200 kWh, allowing it a range of 620 miles. “The point of doing this is to give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline vehicles,” says Musk.
Tesla Roadster Specs
While skepticism isn’t uncalled for, engineers and experts aren’t as conflicted on the promises Tesla puts forth. Carnegie Melon research team says that given that it packs double the power that Model S did, it might just make it with good gripping tires. Although the new engine means a lot of weight, Tesla has enough wiggle space with lightweight materials.
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