Would The New Tesla Roadster Be Faster On Mars Than It Is On Earth?

With the all-new Tesla Roadster floating in space, some enthusiasts have wondered just how fast it could accelerate from 0 to 60mph (0-96km/h) on Mars’ surface.

Time for a scientific answer, which in this case comes from the Engineering Explained YouTube channel.

The guy holding the marker is Jason Fenske and he talks about the frictional coefficient of the tires that equip the zero-emission sports car, while also taking into consideration the gravity on the Red Planet compared to Earth’s own gravity.

Now, we won’t spoil the answer for you, but before moving on to the actual video that’s about 4 minutes long, let’s recap some of the new Roadster’s performance figures, as announced by Tesla Motors.

Zero to sixty (0-96km/h) takes just 1.9 seconds over on our planet, with the Roadster’s digital speedometer reaching 100mph (160km/h) after only 4.2 seconds.

The instant torque that comes with the electric powertrain allows the Tesla Roadster to be an absolute beast on the drag strip, with the manufacturer claiming that it can run down the quarter mile in just 8.9 seconds. Give it enough space and it will gradually reach a top speed in excess of 250mph (402km/h).

Tesla still has to put the new Roadster into production, but it estimates that the first units will be on the roads in 2020. Until then, they’re asking a $50,000 deposit for the electric sports with hypercar performance, which represents a quarter of the price in the case of the entry-level model.

 

  • c3vzn

    Umm it’s the old Tesla roadster that’s in space.

    • Moveon Libtards

      They are not that smart on this site. Bloggers…

  • Moveon Libtards

    Tesla stock is crashing and the company hasnt made money and will never pay back the American taxpayer.

    Meanwhile, we get Tesla fanboy articles like this….Go figure.

  • Dr Strangefingger

    No, because they’ll never get around to making it before the big bk announcement.

  • LWOAP

    If you can find a spot on Mars flat enough to actually accelerate without being bogged down in any of the martian soil then probably. But I doubt anyone is taking a Tesla Roadster to Mars anytime soon. We have yet to get a person over there and back safely.

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