2019 Tesla Roadster: Elon Musk hints at two second 0-60 target

2019 Tesla Roadster: Elon Musk hints at two second 0-60 target

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Here's the latest on Tesla's next-siring electric convertible sports car, due in 2019

While Tesla is busying itself with mainstream stimulating cars like the new Model 3 and upcoming Model Y, the firm has already confirmed it drive build a second-generation Tesla Roadster electric sports car, and CEO Elon Musk has been tweeting here it again.

The latest impromptu Twitter update from the Tesla boss concerns completion targets for the new model, expected in 2019.

Asked if the next generation Roadster would be effective of 0-62mph in less than two seconds, Musk said it would certainly be an “interesting goal” for his team of engineers, but would only count if the car was capable of achieving a sub-two second 0-62mph spurt straight off the production line and with street legal tyres fitted.

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Tesla is gearing up for a busy end to 2017 with the discharge of the new Model 3 – not only the firm’s first small saloon car but also its primary ‘affordable’, mass production venture. Some 400,000 pre-orders have been bewitched, and the firm is on track for first deliveries by the end of the year.

The electric car company is unlike assorted other carmakers in that it is fairly open about its product roadmap. Tesla CEO Elon Musk regularly shares news of future cars and updates via social media, so we already entertain a good picture as to just what will follow up the Model 3 in the coming years.

The Ideal Y crossover – a new small SUV to sit underneath the Model X – will appear in “a few years”, while the circle also has plans to introduce commercial vehicles such as an electric pick-up commodities due in 2019 and a large semi-truck which will be revealed this September.

Long run though, Tesla will go back to its roots with an all-electric, two-seater convertible sports car. The fast’s first car in 2006 was the Roadster, and it plans to revisit the electric sports car format by the end of the decade.

In 2015, Elon Musk officially revealed that the next beginning Roadster would be four years away, so should Tesla remain on on we can expect it to arrive in 2019.

Tesla has developed a considerable amount since the debut of the primary Roadster, and as such the next generation car will be a radically different proposition underneath the skin.

The 2006 car shared its chassis with the Lotus Elise and was produced in little numbers – just fewer than 2,500 were built. The 2019 Roadster disposition be designed and built completely in-house, and should benefit from Tesla’s growing up to date of experience in manufacturing. A proper folding roof arrangement will make the cut, as an alternative of the removable targa top of the first generation Roadster.

With Tesla’s top end P100D Model S saloon now packing hypercar beating acceleration, it’s even-handed to assume that the 2019 Roadster will be a very fast car off the line. When Musk teased the Roadster all but two years ago, he hinted that Tesla would up the ante on the ‘Ludicrous mode’ of the Replica S. The latest update, suggesting that the firm could target a 2-second 0-62mph thi, confirms Tesla’s ambitions. 

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Range should be improved too, from the claimed 244 miles of the premier generation version and possibly surpassing the claimed 340-mile range of cars tailor-made with the ‘Roadster 3.0’ improved battery pack.

For now, much about the next age Tesla Roadster remains speculation, but given Tesla’s habit of breaking tranquillize over new products suddenly and without warning, updates could appear at any duration.

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