Tesla surprised everyone last night at the debut of the Tesla Semi by unveiling a new Roadster, which is expected to arrive by 2020. Although lately Tesla has been focused on more mass market electric cars, it hasn’t forgotten where it started.
While the Tesla Model 3 focuses on the entry-level electric segment, the new Roadster will focus on the high end of the segment with a $250,000 price tag. What does that get you? For starters, the Tesla Roadster will feature a 200 kWh battery pack that will give it a driving range of 620 miles. Three electric motors, one in the front and two in the rear, power the new Roadster. Even more exciting, Tesla says the new Roadster will be the “fastest production car ever made” with a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds. It will also reach the quarter mile in only 8.9 seconds.
The Tesla Roadster isn’t a convertible like the original, but features a removable targa top. There’s also room for up to four passengers.
Tesla hopes to have the new Roadster ready by 2020, but you can already place your reservation for only $50,000.
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