You can now watch the new Tesla Roadster race from standstill to 60mph in under two seconds – and it’s incredible.
Earlier this week, Tesla unveiled the Roadster 2 in a surprise debut during its Semi Truck announcement event. The car comes with bold promises from Tesla boss Elon Musk, who says it’ll trump world records for 0-60mph, 0-100mph and top speed by a production car. Naturally, we’re very interested.
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Fortunately, you can now catch an early glimpse of what the car will offer thanks to YouTube channel DragTimes. The channel regularly posts videos of Tesla vehicles racing – and often winning – against supercars over a quarter-mile race, with one popular clip showcasing a Tesla SUV pipping a Lamborghini Aventador on the track.
During a Tesla event, DragTimes placed a $5,000 deposit on the car, earning a test ride that saw the vehicle hit 60mph from a hard stop in just 1.9 seconds.
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Check out the so-called “Maximum Plaid” race mode – a successor to the existing “Ludicrous Mode” – in the video below:
The Tesla Roadster is set to debut on actual roads in 2020, and promises a quarter-mile time of below eight seconds – with a top speed mooted to be in the range of 250mph.
Of course, we should expect some quality benchmarks given the hefty $200,000 price tag.
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