The next-generation Tesla Roadster may still have not entered the production but it brings fascination and is drawing the attention of auto-enthusiasts all around the world. The reason for this huge interest in this car is because of its possibility to deliver “a hardcore smackdown” to cars powered by gas, as stated by Elon Musk.
Just by taking a look at Roadster’s specs, it’s already apparent that this car is made to stand out of the norm. It has three electric motors and is capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, while accelerating all the way to its top speed of more than 250 mph. The vehicle has a rather large 200 kWh battery pack which gives it a range of 620 miles per charge. Not many gas-powered cars can even compare to this all-electric supercar.
The Yazuki, a Tesla enthusiast, presented the next-generation Roadster in a teaser which disrupted the supercar industry. The teaser was uploaded on a sharing website Vimeo and the Roadster’s spec likened the vehicle to light because it is powerful and can break through barriers. In the teaser you can see several impressive shots of the Roadster, all of them bringing the attention to its futuristic design.
The real reason for the next-gen Roadster’s disruption is because of its features and price point. Considering that it’s created by Tesla, the vehicle has all the company’s advanced, such as Autopilot and a special mode that optimizes that car for 0-60 launches. What makes all of this really amazing as well is that Tesla is offering to set the starting price for all this performance for $200,000. However, when it comes to more expensive versions, such as the rocket tech-equipped dubbed as “SpaceX package”, are to be released later on.
With $200,000 as starting price, the vehicle will enter the marker at much lower cost than mid-tier supercars such as McLaren 720S and the Ferrari 812 Superfast, both which prices are close to the ~$300,000 range. When it comes to performance, though, the next-gen Roadster meets or even goes over the standards of halo vehicles like the McLaren P1, Ferrari LaFerrari, and the Porsche 918 Spyder – all of which have earned their place in the class of the elite hypercar category.
The next-gen Roadster has already started to have its effect on the supercar market. For example, Christian von Koenigsegg gives credits to the Roadster for making his company to create its best vehicle so far. Professional driver Emile Bouret, who took it for a test drive during its unveiling, described the new vehicle as a game-changer – one that introduce us to the new era of high-performance automobiles.
“I love that I live in a world where all these cars exist. You have Koenigseggs and Paganis and Ferraris and Lamborghinis and McLarens and Porsches and Rimacs and Teslas. So, I know there’s a lot of hate out there, but I just don’t understand it. If you’re a car person, wouldn’t you root for everybody? I’m definitely rooting for them because the world will be a better place if that car does get built and it gets on the road because other people are gonna build cars to beat it — and we’re gonna win,” he said.
Watch the next-generation Roadster’s “A Tale of Light” spec in the video below.