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
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