As for the ambitious production car, Tesla's Next Generation Roadster is probably in a class of its own. Originally unveiled in November, Tesla's Roadster is a speed demon. Not only does the car have a 0-60 MPH time of 1.9 seconds, it can also go from 0-100 MPH in a staggering 4.2 seconds. In addition, the car offers 4 seats and a top speed of more than 250 MPH. And as a beautiful cherry at the top, Tesla claims that the car will have a range in and around 620 miles.
That's the good news. The bad news is that the car will not be available until 2020. Of course, the question mark is whether the next generation roadster will actually see the light of day, as we were told. Hardly a secret, every single car that Tesla has ever released has been the subject of numerous production delays, justifying some healthy skepticism.
That being said, we do not have to wait until 2020 to figure out how the Roadster drives. A few months ago, Emile Bouret, who tests a number of luxury cars, was responsible for getting press representatives to run fast on the roadster after the car started. If you are wondering how Bouret got this access, he was a college room mate with Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen.
What was Bouret thinking about the next generation roadster? Well, suffice to say he is a fan. Although he realizes that he can not say much about the car, he has been a bit skeptical about the vehicle specifications.
I know that the numbers quoted by Elon are skeptical … and I think without any problem that they are actual numbers. These are not theoretical knowledge. These are not calculations. We made these numbers. And I probably should not say that these numbers are even conservative, but they are. This thing will be a real weapon.
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Finally, Elon Musk said last month that test drives of the car will be available to interested buyers by the end of 2019.