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Surprise! Tesla Roadster 2 Unveiled! — “A Hardcore Smackdown To Gasoline Cars!” (CleanTechnica Originals)

We were just as surprised as everyone else when Elon Musk disappeared from stage during tonight’s semi truck unveil … and then the Tesla Roadster 2.0 appeared.

We were just as surprised as everyone else when Elon Musk disappeared from stage during tonight’s semi truck unveil … and then the Tesla Roadster 2.0 appeared.

This car, available in 2020, will be the fastest production car ever made — and that’s just the base model. Musk explained the idea behind making a car like this is: “The point of all this is just to give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars.”

Driving a gas sports car will be like driving “a steam engine with a side of quiche,” Elon added.

Here are some of the first stats we know about the next-gen Roadster:

  • Tesla’s Roadster will break world records with speed, reaching 0 to 60 in just 1.9 seconds, and quarter mile in 8.9 seconds.
  • It will go from 0 to 100 mph in just 4.2 sec – making it the world’s fastest production car.
  • Top speed of over 250 miles per hour.
  • The Roadster will have a 200 kWh battery pack
  • What range anxiety?! A 620 mile range means  you can go from San Francisco to Los Angeles AND BACK without recharging.
  • This super sporty roadster has “tons of storage” and 4 seats (although the back seats are not for “giant people”).
  • Features “a lightweight, removable Glass Roof that stores in the trunk for an open-air, convertible driving experience” … if you so desire.
  • #Insane: “The first supercar to set every performance record and still fit seating for four.”
  • Available in 2020.

As to be expected, the price is pretty high: total cost will be $200,000, with a $50,000 reservation. But that’s tremendously cheaper than other supercars that are slower than the Roadster.

Special “Founder’s Edition” reservations are being taken from a lucky 1,000 who can plop down the full $250,000 … like, right now.

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