Tesla’s new roadster can already make the sprint to 60mph in 1.9 seconds, but when the car rolls around in 2020 there’ll be a performance package that tickles the car’s limiter even further.
Touting the new Tesla on Twitter, Tesla founder and all-round tech entrepreneur Elon Musk pointed out that the impressive speeds of the all-electric Roadster only apply to the performance of the base model.
“There will be a special option package that takes is to the next level,” Musk said.
Should clarify that this is the base model performance. There will be a special option package that takes it to the next level.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2017
Now Musk claims the Roadster will have a top speed beyond 250mph, though Tesla has not revealed exact speeds other than the the 0-60mph time and the Roadster’s ability to sprint a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds. The ‘base model’ is already mind-numbingly fast, with only the Koenigsegg Agera S potentially having a top speed that potentially pulls ahead of the base Roadster.
But a package that extracts even more performance out of the Roadster’s electric powertrain, could not only make it the fastest electric car around but perhaps the fasted car of all time, leaving the likes of the La Ferrari and Bugatti Chiron in the dust.
A lot of this performance comes down to the instant torque electric cars can deliver at the press of an accelerator, and if more power can be extracted from the electric motors without increasing the weight of the batteries in the Roadster then it could be the car to beat come 2020.
But unless you have a spare $250,000 or so, you may have to start saving if you want to pick up the new Tesla Roadster in around two years time.
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