‘Hardcore Smackdown to Gasoline Rivals’ – Elon Musk Has a New Toy
Tesla has revealed its latest Roadster sports car model, which owner Elon Musk says is the fastest production car ever made, promising top speeds of 250mph (400kph).
Musk unveiled the new electric car at a launch of the Tesla Semi truck prototype at an airport hangar in Los Angeles Thursday. The Tesla Semi opened its trailer to reveal the sports car to surprised guests.
"The point of doing this is to give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars," Musk said during the announcement which was streamed live on the Tesla website. “Driving a gasoline sports car is going to feel like a steam engine with a side of quiche.”
The Tesla Roadster will have a 200 kWh battery pack that can give 630 miles of driving. It will reportedly be able to get from 0 to 60mph in 1.9 seconds, and reach 100mph in 4.2 seconds.