Tesla Roadster by the numbers: Why it’s the fastest car in the world
November 19, 2017

If only I can afford one.

The second generation Roadster announced by Tesla CEO Elon Musk turned heads when it was revealed that it will be the fastest car in the world once released. It is able to go from 0 to 60 mph (that’s 96.5 kph) in just 1.9 seconds. It is also able to top out a maximum speed of 250 mph (402 kph).

On the inside, the Roadster is powered by a 200 kWh battery that gives it about a thousand kilometer’s worth of juice in just one charge. Musk even said in the launch that you can basically travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco by charging only once.

Similar fast cars like let’s say the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport can do 0 to 60 mph in 2.4 seconds – a couple of milliseconds slower than the Roadster. Additionally, Koenigsegg Agera RS that managed to go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds is still slower than the Roadster.

This makes the Tesla Roadster as the fastest accelerating production car ever made by man. But don’t expect to see it anytime soon. Tesla said that deliveries for the Roadster will only be fulfilled by 2020.

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