Tesla Roadster 2020: Latest Video Shows Incredible Sound of 0 to 60 MPH
Tesla’s second-generation Roadster is set to impress. On Friday, the company shared a video of people experiencing the upcoming supercar’s incredibly high acceleration rates, complete with shouts of “oh my god,” “ahahaha” and “it’s insane!”
The video demonstrates the impressive performance behind the $250,000 vehicle, with an advertised ability to jump from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds. This would make it the fastest production car in the world, but it could beat that record even further — racer Emile Bouret has described that figure as “conservative.” The car is also set to reach 100 mph in 4.2 seconds and complete a quarter mile in 8.8 seconds, which also rank as world records. Tesla CEO Elon Musk first announced the car at the firm’s design studio in Hawthorne, California, back in November 2017, and the resemblance to previously-released footage suggests Friday’s video is from the same event.
Tesla has been gradually showing more of the Roadster in public settings, intended as a sequel to the company’s first car released in 2008. The car was spotted with a sleek black-and-white design at the Computer History Museum in San Francisco, which also received comparisons to a Star Wars stormtrooper. Other images have shown off the car’s giant central touchscreen and bizarre steering wheel. Other videos have shown the prototype in motion, with the red paint glistening in the sun.
The central touchscreen plays an important role in these high-acceleration moments. It shows a series of visualizations relating to “Plaid mode,” the high performance mode included in the Roadster. The name is a reference to the ‘80s sci-fi comedy Spaceballs, and is described as one step above “Ludicrous.” Tesla offers a “Ludicrous mode” on the Model S and X.
The Tesla Roadster is set to enter production in 2020, after the Tesla Semi electric truck.
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