Tesla’s new Roadster is world’s fastest production car

by Rafie Ismail
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Tesla unveiled a new Roadster this week, which claims to be the fastest production car in the world.

The company’s second generation fully electric Roadster will feature Plaid mode, which will enable it to do 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, making it the world’s fastest production vehicle, even beating its fossil fuel-dependent competition.

“The new Tesla Roadster will be the fastest production car ever made, period,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during the launch.

“It will be the first time any car has broken two seconds at 0-60. It can climb from 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds, and will do a quarter-mile in 8.9 seconds.

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“This will be the first time any production car has broken nine seconds in a quarter-mile. These are all world records, This is what we are achieving in the prototype.” added Musk.

Musk said the car will have a top speed of about 250 mph and a 250 kWh battery pack, which gives it a 620-mile range.

The four-seater vehicle will also feature a glass roof that is removable and can be stored in the trunk.

But this incredible vehicle won’t come cheap. The base model will cost US$200,000.

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