New Tesla Roadster will be slower than expected

New Tesla Roadster will be slower than expected

June 29, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Musk called the dynamic characteristics of the basic version of the electric vehicle

The head of Tesla, Elon Musk, said that the new Roadster will be a little less dynamic than previously announced: the basic version of the electric car can accelerate to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 2.1 seconds, instead of the previously stated 1.9 seconds. Modification with the option package from the aerospace SpaceX will be faster.

Prototype Tesla Roadster was shown in November 2017. Then it was announced that the two-door is equipped with three electric motors and a traction battery with a capacity of 250 kilowatt-hours, which are able to accelerate the car to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds. The total recoil of the power plant was not disclosed, although the torque on the wheels was known – 10,000 Nm.

The new Tesla Roadster should be the fastest production car, which in addition is able to drive a quarter mile (402 meters) in 8.8 seconds. The current record holder, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, accelerates to 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 2.3 seconds, and the drag distance goes in 9.35 seconds. Faster than his only Tesla Model S P100D and Porsche 918 Spyder, and then according to unofficial measurements.

It is known that a faster version of the Tesla Roadster will receive a package of options created on the basis of the SpaceX rocket technology. According to preliminary information, part of the set will become jet accelerators of the “cold” type, which will make the car a little faster.