Why We’re So Excited About the 2020 Tesla Roadster
The 2020 Tesla Roadster was a big surprise for Tesla fans. What was supposed to be the launch of the Tesla Semi, quickly turned to focus on the new Roadster. This is particularly invigorating because the original Roadster was cool, but a bit lacking. Everyone in the EV world wanted to see it succeed, but really the technology just wasn’t there yet. It had a modest range, it was a tiny 2 seater and the Tesla Model S was faster off the line within a few short years. Let’s see what the 2020 Roadster has to offer!
2020 Tesla Roadster Overview
The new Roadster has a top speed of over 250mph and can go from 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds, making it the fastest production model in history. It also achieves 0-100mph in 4.2 seconds and the quarter mile in 8.8 seconds. Some have commented, at that rate ‘it could literally fly’ (See subheading “Is the Tesla Roadster safe to drive?”).
The car has state of the art innovative handling. Like most Supercar EV manufacturers, Tesla has installed multiple electric motors to control individual wheels. Three electric motors provide the Roadster with torque vectoring, for optimum control.
The battery capacity has vastly improved, as one would expect. The 2020 Tesla Roadster has a maximum range of 621mi per full charge. That not only beats out the Model S, but it surpasses gas powered Supercars as well. One could easily take a long distance trip and even take along three friends. Yes, the new Roadster can seat up to four people.
How Much Does it Cost?
How much does the 2020 Tesla Roadster cost? The base model is expected to start at $200,000 and extend up towards $250,000. Enthusiastic consumers can reserve their Roadster with a down payment of $50,000. The first 1,000 sold are said to be part of a ‘Founder’s Series’, what exactly that entails is not available at the moment.
Is the Tesla Roadster Safe to Drive?
Perhaps, like many others, your jaw dropped when you read 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds. Fast cars are exciting, but is that more excitement than the average Supercar enthusiast can safely handle? Perhaps. One can’t help but be reminded of the time Carroll Shelby built a Cobra so powerful it flew right off the road, totaling the car and killing its owner.
There are however, some additional points to consider. For one, though Tesla may feel the need for speed they are equally conscious of safety. Their vehicles go the extra mile to ensure survivors. Second, modern electric cars have exceptional handling due to torque vectoring technology. Third, Autopilot has so far been an option for Tesla models. Its reasonable to conclude that Autopilot would be available on the Roadster and that it would work to help prevent accidents, as it does on the other models.
Is the 2020 Tesla Roadster safe to drive? After a review of the facts, each individual must responsibly decide. We look forward to seeing the 2020 Roadster in production!