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Tesla's new Roadster: The fastest production car ever made
Elon Musk has surprised Tesla fans by announcing a brand new second-generation Tesla Roadster during an event which most were expecting to revolve purely around a new Tesla Semi Truck.
This isn't just any old car either, Musk promised the Roadster to be a "smackdown" to the fossil fuel-driven car industry, claiming it will be the world's fastest ever production car, doing 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds, and a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds. Those are some truly insane times.
"It’ll be faster than that jet over there," added Musk, as an airplane flew over the crowd. No top speed was officially announced, but it was hinted that it'll be over 250 mph, which pulls up seriously close to the Koenigsegg Agera RS's 277.9 mph top speed.
As if that wasn't all enough, the car will have a 620-mile range per charge (breaking yet more records) and will be all-wheel drive with three motors (one on the front and two in the rear).
The Roaster was Tesla's first ever production car back in 2008, so it clearly holds sentimental value for Musk and is the perfect car to showcase what EVs are capable of.