- Tesla unveiled its new Roadster Thursday evening.
- The new Roadster will feature Plaid mode, which will enable it to do 0- 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds. This will make it the world's fastest production vehicle, the company claims.
- The base model of the vehicle will cost $200,000.
Tesla surprised everyone and unveiled a new Roadster on Thursday evening.
"The new Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made, period," CEO Elon Musk said.
The base model of the Roadster will do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds.
"It will be the first time any car has broken two seconds at 0-60," Musk said. "It will be the fastest to 100 mph, 4.2 seconds to 100 mph," Musk said.
It will do a quarter-mile in 8.9 seconds, Musk said.
"This will be the first time any production car has broken nine seconds in a quarter-mile. These are all world records, This is what we are achieving in the prototype.
Musk said the car will have a top speed of about 250 mph and a 250 kWh battery pack, which gives it a 620-mile range.
The four-seater vehicle will also feature a glass roof that is removable and stores in the truck.
Needless to say, this incredible vehicle won't come cheap.
The base model of the new Roadster will begin pricing at $200,000. A reservation for the base model will set you back $50,000 and if you want a Founder's Series version of the vehicle, you'll have to shell out $250,000.
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