New Tesla Roadster Accelerates As Fast As One Of Musk’s Rockets

Tesla has remained unusually quiet about the second-generation Roadster since the car premiered in late 2017 in prototype guise.

Apart from a handful of tweets from Elon Musk regarding the all-electric supercar, Tesla hasn’t offered many updates about the car. However, the electric automaker is continuing to promote the new Roadster and has done just that with a new video posted on Instagram.

The clip seems to have been filmed back in 2017 when Tesla was shooting promotional content for the car. It shows a red Roadster making its way gingerly around a left-hand corner before the driver pins the throttle and the supercar speeds past the camera. The speed at which the car accelerates forward boggles the mind but it’s worth noting that there could be some camera trickery going on to make the vehicle seem even quicker than it really is.

The age of electric hypercars is upon us

By Tesla’s estimates, the new Roadster will hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in 1.9 seconds, 100 mph (162 km/h) in 4.2 seconds, and continue through to a top speed exceeding 250 mph (402 km/h).

When Tesla first announced the new Roadster in 2017, it revealed that the base model would start at $200,000 in the U.S. while the limited-edition Founder Series would go for $250,000. Taking into account Tesla’s habit of adjusting prices of its models, we wouldn’t be surprised to see the Roadster cost a little more when it actually reaches the production line.

However, even if Tesla increases pricing of the car by 10 per cent, it will still be much cheaper than other all-electric hypercars offering similar performance but with prices well over $1 million.


  • UnapolMisanth

    That’s cool and all but in this segment I am more concerned with completed laps of a properly technical track.

    The thing about track-testing at a place like Nurburg is that a whole host of real-world driving conditions (Hills, turns of various radii and camber, long straights, hard braking, various road textures and sometimes varying weather) are presented in a fairly small area.

    We know most buyers will never track their cars or drive them to their limits. However, the limits of a performance car cannot be mere speculation or hyperbole.


      Porsche Taycan will blow our minds

      • Six_Tymes

        pffftttt… using Rimac parts, spare me that ridiculous statement.

        maybe Porsche could use a new marketing slogan for the Taycan, “So much for German engineering” or “German engineering, what’s that?” or “Bye bye German engineering”

        • D4VE THEFIRST


      • GobbleUp


    • I’m sure tesla guys are already doing countless laps of intense track tests. It’s just that they’re not disclosing em yet.

  • Paulbe

    This should go well in the hands of the unskilled.

    • TheBelltower

      Just like any six figure supercar.

  • Harry_Wild

    It is fast for an electric car but not going come close to a Challenger Hellcat Red!

    • Pedro Pereira

      You gotta be kidding…

  • Can’t wait.

  • Trackhacker

    People will crash so many times.

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