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Elon Musk reveals release date for ‘FASTEST car in world Tesla Roadster’ with 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds

Elon Musk reveals release date for ‘FASTEST car in world Tesla Roadster’ with 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds

ELON Musk has finally revealed when the new Tesla Roadster will arrive.

The long-awaited electric vehicle is being dubbed “the world’s fastest car” – and looks set to shatter records.

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The new Tesla Roadster is a sight to behold[/caption]

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The glass roof can be removed for maximum cool factor[/caption]

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Tesla is hoping to strike fear in the hearts of hypercar giants[/caption]

It comes with a promise of managing zero to 60mph in just 1.9 seconds.

That’s a ludicrously fast feat that will heap even greater pressure on the world’s top supercar and hypercar brands.

Elon Musk first talked about a new Roadster in 2011, and teased the next-gen model in 2014 before officially announcing it in November 2017.

Now Musk says that the new Tesla Roadster release date will fall in 2023.

“2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages,” the Tesla and SpaceX billionaire said on Twitter.

“So it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship.

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“Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023.”

Road rage

The original Tesla Roadster came out in 2008, and was the firm’s first production car.

But the second-gen Roadster is far more advanced – and is the stuff of dreams for car fans.

Tesla says it will accelerate from zero to 60mph in just 1.9 seconds.

That’s faster than multi-million-dollar rivals, beating hypercard like the the Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300+, the Aston Martin Valkyrie and the Ferrari SF90 Stradale.

Importantly, the base model of the Tesla Roadster is expected to cost a relatively thrifty $200,000.

Each purchase requires a $50,000 deposit, with the first 1,000 cars requiring full payment priced at $250,000 – and branded “Founder’s Series”.

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The Roadster is a four-seater coupé with a removable glass roof.

It features three electric motors, all-wheel drive, and torque vectoring for cornering.

The vehicle will be fitted with a 200kWh battery, which is expected to offer an exceptionally lengthy 620-mile range per charge – at highway speeds, no less.

Musk has also talked up a version of the Roadster with rocket thrusters, reducing the zero-to-60mph time to just 1.1 seconds.

It has a claimed quarter-mile time of 8.88 seconds, and a top speed of 250mph.

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The Roadster promises a zero-to-60mph speed of just 1.9 seconds[/caption]

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The car has a claimed top speed of 250mph[/caption]

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Tesla reckons you’ll be able to drive for 620 miles on a single charge[/caption]

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In other news, the new Lamborghini Huracan Evo can clean your house and sort your dinner.

The new Porsche Panamera has “night vision” and even does Shiatsu massages.

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E is the electric car of your dreams.

Check out the new Bentley Bentayga Hybrid – a silent 17-foot “dream machine”.

Vauxhall’s new Mokke e can take you 200 miles for about a tenner.

The new Mercedes S-Class has sci-fi sat-nav arrows – just like a video game.

Take a look at the gadget-mad BMW X5.

And Audi’s Q7 hybrid is huge, terrifyingly fast and filled with sci-if tech.


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