Tesla Releases Roadster II Acceleration Reactions Video, Passengers Seem Scared

If you want your passengers louder than the car you’re driving, the Roadster II is right up your alley! More than a year after Elon Musk revealed the successor of the first-ever Tesla, the Palo Alto-based manufacturer decided to remind us what makes the Roadster II stand out from the crowd.
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Over the course of 22 seconds, the following clip is chock-full of dumbfounding shouts, astonished exclamations, humorous profanity, and the unmistakable whine of three electric motors. One of them drives the front axle while the remaining pair handles the rear wheels.

With 10,000 Nm (7,400 lb-ft) of torque at the wheels and seating for four people, it’s amazing how Tesla managed to package a 200-kWh battery that enables up to 620 miles of range. Even more impressive is the acceleration, with the Roadster II needing 1.9 seconds to hit 60 mph.

Quarter-mile time? Make that 8.8 seconds, thank you! As if Tesla wanted to spite hypercar manufacturers such as Bugatti and Koenigsegg, the quoted top speed for the Roadster II is “over 250 mph.” This performance has a retail price of $200,000, and in the first instance, Tesla is much obliged to build 1,000 units of the Founders Series at $250,000 per example.

Even though some might argue this is a supercar for non-car people, it’s not fair to judge the technological marvel before us through the lens of the people who don’t do the automotive world justice. The Rimac Automobili C_Two, NIO EP9, and Aspark Owl are (at least for the time being) the closest all-electric competitors to Tesla’s work of wonder.

According to the information we have up to this point, the Roadster II will enter production by the end of 2020. Elon Musk says the Model Y takes priority, along with the European roll-out of the Model 3. By the middle of 2019, the Model 3 will arrive in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand as well.

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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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