The new Tesla Roadster is fast and furious

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Tesla continues to push the boundaries of what electric vehicles are capable of, and the new Tesla roadster continues along that path. The auto company says that this electric sports car will clock 96.5 kilometres per hour from zero in 1.9 seconds. You better fasten your seat belt before turning the ignition. You don’t want to end up with a broken neck.

What else can the new Tesla roadster do?

Charge the batteries fully and you are good to go for a trip from Lagos to Abuja by road without fear of running out of power. It has a maximum range of 997 kilometres. And if you love pushing the envelopes of insanity on an autobahn – please forget highways in Nigeria – the new Tesla roadster has a maximum speed of over 402 kilometres per hour. Not a lot of vehicles in existence can catch up with you if you are able to manage that speed without getting yourself killed.

As a matter of fact, Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, claims that this baby will be the “fastest production car ever made”. That sounds like marketing-speak to us, considering that the roadster will not hit the road until 2020. That gives plenty of room for a competitor to upend things.

But we get it. The new Tesla roadster is qualified to star in the next episode of the Fast & Furious movie franchise. If you want one, you will need to shell out at least $200,000 for the base model. Yes; suicide doesn’t come cheap.

New Tesla Roadster photos

Here are photographs of the new electric roadster.

new tesla roadster 2020 front

new tesla roadster 2020 side

new tesla roadster 2020 back

On your marks…. get set….

One comment

  1. You better fasten your seat belt before turning the ignition. You don’t want to end up with a broken neck.

    Would a seat belt really help prevent this neck_snapping exercise? The seat_headrests had better be designed in a way to prevent injuries!

    You don’t want to teach somebody to drive, using this car. Imagine mistakenly stomping on the accelerator when you meant to press the brakes… straight to heaven. Or hell.

    Along with its impressive 198 mph top speed, the ZL1 is able to hit 60 mph (96 kmh) in just 3.5 seconds

    There is actually no way a non_EV would be able to compete with an Electric Vehicle. Theoretically the electric motors can go to their top speeds in a second or less, but we don’t want to snap vertebrae (snapping just the neck should be good enough)

    Despite the Roadster being capable of those kinds of hyper_ridiculous accélération and top speed, I think Tesla should insist on the owner having sent his will to them before they unlock these two parameters.

    It makes sense for them to be that merciful to those that would be left behind!

    Seriously, there should be laws regarding the top permissible speeds on roads in non_racing production cars.

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