Tesla Roadster Acceleration Scares the hell out of passengers
'Holy smokes' and 'aaaaaaaaah' are some of the mildest terms used to describe the 1.9 seconds 0-60mph sprint of the upcoming Tesla Roadster
Tesla made headlines when it revealed it's next-generation roadster last year. With a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds and 0-100 mph in 4.6 combined with top speed in excess of 250mph, it's ready to out-accelerate almost anything else that's street legal.
A few lucky people who attended the unveiling were given one frighteningly fast passenger ride, Tesla took them on a little acceleration tour in light tunnel that made it look as though they were going into hyperspace. Reactions were quite priceless.
When it will finally come to market in 2020 the Roadster will prove fierce competition to GT aswell as super and hypercars alike offering insane performance and an impressive 620-mile range one charge. This thanks to a massive 200 kWh battery. The base version comes in at $200,000 with the founder edition coming in at $260,000, a lot but a hefty bit less than Porche 918, Lamborghini Huracan Performante or Ferrari LaFerrari to name but a few hypercars it beats in the straight line.
Of course, it's unlikely that the Roadster will keep up once the road gets twisty or once you try to pull off one too many of these hyper-quick launches. The heavy battery will likely put a bit of strain on the handling and many current EV's struggles with emperature management when it comes to enduring performance.
Never the less expect the Roadster to shake up the order on the drag-strip and appear in a stream of Youtube videos pitting it against pretty much every supercar out there. And on a more serious note, for that price it's likely to make one hell of a GT car, the range should be plenty enough for most 'Grand Tours'.