Tesla Roadster Gen 2 Vs. Gen 1: Check Out How Much Musk’S Mysterious First Car Has Changed?
A recent 2008 review of a Tesla Roadster by YouTuber Marques Keith Brownlee, also known as MKBHD, highlighted how Elon Musk helped turn Tesla from a nascent startup into Americas leading EV manufacturer.
While Tesla deserves all of the flak that has been directed at them over their delayed launch of a second-generation Roadster, there is no denying that the original Roadster was an extremely important vehicle for the brand, and helped fuel the current EV fascination. While Teslas second-generation Roadster is a reinvention of the original, the second-generation prototype of the second-generation Roadster is far removed from the original 2008 model, which was also displayed at Petersen.
The prototype of Teslas roadster, which is meant to make the first Tesla Roadster look like it is from a different century entirely, has 0-60-mph acceleration times of 1.9 seconds, a 250-mph top speed, and an electric motor that can generate 7376 pounds-feet of torque.
Despite increased competition, Teslas founder Elon Musk is adept at keeping up Teslas buzz, and when it comes to electric-powered performance cars, new A 2nd-generation Tesla Roadster specs are still standouts, particularly if this 0-60-mph dash time in 1.1 seconds pans out.
According to Teslas CEO, $25 would achieve 620 miles of range and zip from 0-62 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. The base model, as well as an upgraded version, the Roadster 1.5, which was the first model introduced in 2008, can do a sprint from 0-60 mph in only 4.6 seconds, with a top speed of 125 miles per hour.
The four versions of Teslas first Roadster made it seem as though a lot of those cars were in existence, but production of all versions combined peaked at about 2,450 examples. Tesla ended up selling nearly 2,500 of the first-generation Roadsters in its four years, with nearly two being made.
Teslas first car was intended as something of a transitory car to begin with, so it is not surprising that interest in the Roadster faded as soon as the more practical, far-broader-appeal Model S started to steal the headlines.
To honor the Model 3, Tesla is producing the second-generation Roadster, which has revolutionary specs, including possibly including an as-yet-unconfirmed potential for hovering. Tommy Nguyen has been waiting a very long time for the second-generation Tesla Roadster, said Nguyen, who also has Model Y, while admiring the vehicle.
The 0-97km/h (0-60mph) acceleration of a Tesla Roadster is 3.9 seconds for a standard model, 3.7 seconds for a 2010 V2.5 Sport, Time confirmed during its first independent, instrumented test of a V2.5 Sport model.