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The fastest ac­cel­er­at­ing pro­duc­tion car in the world, and it’s elec­tric - check out Tesla’s all-new Road­ster 2.0. We’ve also got the in­ex­pen­sive but ca­pa­ble Ocu­lus go and lots more

`TBA, tesla.com

Ad­mit it: you thought elec­tric cars were a nice, eco-friendly idea, but that none could ever be sexy enough or fast enough to re­place a gas-guz­zling, high-per­for­mance car. Well, pre­pare to back­track sig­nif­i­cantly by say­ing hello to the new Tesla Road­ster, an all-elec­tric su­per­car that’s spoil­ing for a fight with petrolpow­ered rides.

With the Road­ster, Tesla is look­ing to set a new bench­mark for the world’s fastest car. It’s a record cur­rently held by the Agera RS, which throws down at 447 km/h; the Road­ster’s top speed is said to be above 400 km/h, but an ex­act fig­ure has yet to be con­firmed.

In the mean­time there’s plenty else to get ex­cited about here: 0-100 in 1.9 sec­onds – the first pro­duc­tion car to break the two-sec­ond mark – and a whop­ping 965-km range… and those stats re­late to the ba­sic Road­ster – there’ll be an op­tion to in­crease the car’s brain and brawn (along with the price, nat­u­rally) nearer to the 2020 re­lease date.

Oh, and did we men­tion that one day, maybe, pos­si­bly, the Road­ster could take to the skies? Yeah, Elon Musk men­tioned some­thing about “ap­ply­ing rocket tech” to make the Road­ster fly in “short hops”. But, you know, no big­gie. If you do fancy a slice of this Tesla ac­tion, Musk’s tak­ing pre-or­ders now.

The new Tesla Road­ster gets its power from three elec­tric mo­tors, with all-wheel drive pro­vid­ing the con­trol you need for that much zip

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