Everybody’s favorite electric car maker has just released their newest model, the Tesla Roadster, that they claim is going to the fasted production car ever made, and will go from 0-60 in a mere 1.9 seconds. That is, as they claim, very fast. It has a claimed range of 620 miles – almost twice that of the Model S. These stats might sound a little crazy, but seeing as how the Model S can hit 0-60 is as little as 2.4 seconds, it’s really not all that unbelievable.
While Tesla hasn’t released many specific details, there are a few things we can guess about this futuristic, almost toy-like-in-appearance car; it will be powered by electric motors, which will turn out something in excess of 600 horsepower. Top speed will reach about 250 miles an hour, which, according to Elon Musk, makes it the “fastest production car ever made. Period.” He also says it’s intended to give a “hard-core smackdown to gasoline cars.” It has a four-seat configuration with tons of cargo-room, and will probably keep the batteries in the floor. Torque rating tops out at over 7,375 foot-pounds, and don’t forget the removable glass roof, to make flying down those country roads even more enjoyable.
To make things even more exciting, Musk started speculation about the Roadster’s potential to fly, tweeting that “Not saying the next gen Roadster special upgrade package *will* definitely enable it to fly short hops, but maybe. Certainly possible. Just a question of safety. Rocket tech applied to a car opens up revolutionary possibilities.” We’re inclined to believe he’s just kidding, of course, but a flying car certainly wouldn’t be the most boring thing Tesla could come up with.