Tesla Roadster to begin Nürburgring testing next year
Nothing more than a tweet from Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed that the "2020" Roadster will begin testing on the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 2021
It's no secret that Tesla has been pretty quiet about the "2020" Roadster since its unveiling nearly three years ago. And despite the occasional tweet regarding a "SpaceX Rocket Pack," not much has been said about the new Roadster's performance since November of 2017.
Surprisingly, though, it seems that the many delays cause by Model Y and Cybertruck development have not completely shuttered Roadster development. As a tweet from Elon Musk has promised that a prototype of the new tri-motor Roadster will be taken to the Nürburgring by 2021.
It's hard to say what challenges the new Roadster will face, but with a 200 kWh battery pack (twice the size and weight of a Model S pack) this will by no means be a light car. And I'm confident that both cooling and body control will be significant hurdles for Tesla to overcome.