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Tesla Roadster (2020)



For Tesla's first sports car, see Tesla Roadster (2008).
The Tesla Roadster is an upcoming all-electric battery-powered four-seater sports car made by Tesla, Inc. Tesla has said it will be capable of 0 to 97 km/h (0 to 60 mph) in 1.9 seconds, quicker than any street legal production car to date at its announcement in November 2017. The Roadster is the successor to Tesla's first production car, which was the 2008 Roadster.
Tesla indicates that Roadster sales will begin in 2020, although not before the Tesla Model Y goes on sale. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that higher-performance trim levels will be available beyond the base specifications, including a model with ~10 cold gas thrusters.

Design

The second-generation Tesla Roadster is a 2+2 coupé with a removable glass roof. It was designed by Franz von Holzhausen, who formerly worked at Mazda and Volkswagen. The Roadster has a 2+2 seating arrangements, with smaller rear seats for two passengers.

The Roadster has three electric motors, one in front and two at the rear, allowing for all-wheel drive, and torque vectoring during cornering. Tesla said that the vehicle had a 200 kWh (720 MJ) battery, twice the capacity of the Tesla Model S P100D, and giving a 1,000 km (620 miles) range on one charge at highway speeds. Tesla stated that the torque at wheels was 10,000 N⋅m (7,400 lb⋅ft). The rear wheels are larger than the front wheels.