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Tesla didn’t just have its highly anticipated semi-truck to reveal on Thursday. The electric car maker surprised everyone when one of the semis unloaded an all-new Tesla Roadster from its trailer. Tesla claims the sleek, targa-top two-door can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, go 0-100 mph in 4.2 second, and complete the quarter mile in 8.9 seconds, numbers that would make it the quickest production car in the world.
Powertrain details were slim, but the new car boasts a 200-kilowatt-hour battery pack and three electric motors good for a claimed 10,000 Nm (roughly 7,376 lb-ft of torque). The Roadster is estimated to have an incredible 620-mile range. Tesla CEO Elon Musk wouldn’t divulge top speed, but says it exceeds 250 mph. Unlike the previous-generation Roadster, this new model is a 2+2 with seating for four. The roof panel is removable and storage is described as being “capacious.”
via Motor Trend