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  • 2020 Tesla Roadster

    Tesla's CEO insists that a rocket thruster upgrade for the future Roadster is coming.

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    Tesla Roadster delayed to 2022, engineering not completed yet

    Tesla quoted 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, 0-100 mph in 4.2 seconds, and a top speed of 250 mph, with 620 miles of range. That was 2017.

  • The Tesla Roadster could use rockets to do 0-60 mph in one second
    What if the Tesla Roadster used rockets for acceleration?

    Elon Musk has toyed with the idea of adding rockets to the Tesla Roadster, but is it more than just hype?

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    New Tesla Roadster likely years away from production

    Tesla's redesigned Roadster has been placed on the back burner as the company focuses on more pressing issues.

  • Tesla Roadster Prototype for sale on eBay
    Meet the guy keeping Tesla Roadsters on the road

    A former Tesla employee is servicing the company's first model from a garage in Seattle.

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    Tesla Roadster makes European debut at 2018 Grand Basel show

    Tesla's big surprise the company promised for this week's 2018 Grand Basel show in Switzerland has turned out to be a mockup of the second-generation Roadster, this one finished in white. It was hoped we might see a production-ready example of the new Roadster, which Tesla has promised for delivery...

  • Koenigsegg Agera FE Thor and Vader

    Koenigsegg currently produces the world's fastest production car in the Agera RS, but the company isn't stopping there. Especially not after learning how quickly the 2020 Tesla Roadster will accelerate. Speaking to Top Gear in a Friday report, founder and namesake, Christian von Koenigsegg, told his employees Tesla "put the gauntlet down" when it declared its electric sports car would do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds. That figure took Koenigsegg back to the drawing board to outdo the electric-car maker. After calculating whether the acceleration time was even doable—engineers agreed it...

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    Tesla has a surprise reveal for Grand Basel show; is it the production Roadster?

    The Grand Basel show in Switzerland will play host to a new Tesla reveal, the electric car manufacturer confirmed Friday. Tesla sent invites to owners declaring it has a "surprise" to showcase at the show that celebrates all things design, as well as "automotive masterpieces." Noting the show's...

  • Jay Leno in 2020 Tesla Roadster
    New Tesla Roadster acceleration makes Jay Leno scream

    In November 2017, Tesla showed us "one more thing" at the company's reveal of its Semi. That "thing" turned out to be the second-generation Roadster, planned for 2020. And at the debut event, Tesla gave depositors their first rides in the future electric sports car. Now, Jay Leno has had his turn...

  • Xing Mobility Miss R prototype electric supercar
    Xing Mobility promises electric supercar quicker than Tesla Roadster

    With news of the 2020 Tesla Roadster's 1.9-second 0-60 mph time, the Silicon Valley-based carmaker put a target on its back. A Taiwanese firm by the name of Xing Mobility hopes for a bullseye with its Miss R rally-inspired electric supercar. The firm provided details on its electric supercar on...

  • SpaceX Falcon Heavy with Tesla Roadster payload
    SpaceX sends Falcon Heavy rocket to Mars carrying Tesla Roadster payload

    Hats off to Elon Musk because he's done it. He and his team at SpaceX on Tuesday successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket on a mission to Mars—with a Tesla Roadster strapped to the nose. This is a test run for what's likely to be more missions to Mars, and it's being used to gather data...

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    Does the Tesla Roadster really have 7,000-plus pound-feet of torque, and what's its horsepower?

    The 2020 Tesla Roadster's surprise introduction came with some pretty tantalizing specs. One of them is Tesla's claimed 0-60 mph sprint in just 1.9 seconds, but another figure washed over the internet. According to Tesla, the Roadster will have 10,000 newton meters (more than 7,000 pound-feet) of...

  • How the 2020 Tesla Roadster could do 0-60 mph

    The 2020 Tesla Roadster washed over the Internet last week with some pretty incredible technical specifications and performance claims. For example, CEO Elon Musk said the new Roadster will sprint to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, which would make it the first production car in the world to go under the 2.0-second mark. Such a bold claim deserves an explanation, and who better than Jason Fenske to provide one? On the latest episode of Engineering Explained, Jason worked through the math and provided context as to how the 2020 Roadster could achieve such an accomplishment. It starts with...

  • 2020 Tesla Roaster with rockets
    Could Tesla add rockets to reborn Roadster, make it fly?

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised everyone last week by unveiling the new 2020 Roadster after the debut of the upcoming semi truck. Now he wants to make it fly, literally. The performance specs for the Roadster were nearly unbelievable as they appeared on the screen behind Musk, but then he said...

  • 2020 Tesla Roadster acceleration and Plaid Mode
    Witness as the 2020 Tesla Roadster goes plaid

    Last night, Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised the automotive world by announcing the 2020 Tesla Roadster. The company offered those who put down a tidy $5,000 reservation fee on the spot a test ride in the future electric sports car. DragTimes founder and CEO Brooks Weisblat was among what appeared to...

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    Tesla Roadster returns, promises 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, $200,000 price tag

    Tesla did its best Steve Jobs impersonation at its semi truck press conference on Thursday evening as it showed "one more thing" after the unveiling theoretically ended: the next Roadster. CEO Elon Musk told the crowd that everyone keeps asking when Tesla will build the next Roadster, "and we are...

  • Tesla Roadster Prototype for sale on eBay
    Insane person places insane price on Tesla Roadster prototype

    The first Tesla model that arrived to delight the eco-friendly was the Roadster. A cool looking all-electric sports car, it rode on the bones of the Lotus Elise. Tesla reportedly built more than 30 development cars for prototyping purposes. Plenty of those were surely crashed in the name of...

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    Tesla releases 340-mile range upgrade for Roadster

    Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] hasn't built its Roadster in almost half a decade, but the electric car builder hasn't entirely forgotten about the model. Now, it has released its 3.0 upgrade for select versions of what was basically the firm's beta electric car. ALSO SEE: NHTSA probes Tesla Model X crash...

  • Tesla Roadster

    Late last year we told you that Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] was developing some upgrades for its Roadster, one of which would be a new battery pack. Well, the company has just released details for the battery upgrade along with the all-important pricing information. ALSO SEE: Tesla Model X Production Model Revealed Via Online Configurator The cost of the battery upgrade is a steep $29,000, though this includes all labor and logistics. A $5,000 deposit is required to reserve the upgrade, with the balance due upon installation. If you’re interested, you had better act fast or else face a...

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    New Tesla Roadster Due In 2019: Official

    During last week’s announcement of the new Ludicrous mode for certain versions of the Model S electric sedan, Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk let slip that the launch of a second-generation Roadster has been pushed back to 2019. He said Tesla has a performance level higher than...

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    Battery, Aero Tweaks Coming For Tesla Roadster 3.0 Upgrade

    Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] first car, the Roadster, has been out of production for a while now, but that hasn’t stopped the electric car company from offering new updates for it. The last update’s arrival was back in 2010, and the latest, announced by Tesla this week, looks to be...

  • 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
    Want A Tesla Model S? Recycle Your Roadster

    The Tesla Model S, is, despite the company's somewhat questionable practices, a brilliant car. It also happens to be electric. It's also quite in demand. So what to do now that your Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] Roadster has been superceded as the coolest production EV around? Trade it in! That's right, Tesla...

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    Tesla's Appeal Lawsuit Against The BBC Dismissed

    Tesla, it seems, can’t catch a break in the media in 2013. First, The New York Times published a less-than-stellar review of the Model S, criticizing the car’s range in cold weather. Tesla Motors’ [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO, Elon Musk, was quick to respond with data that contradicted The New...

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    Tesla Accepting Roadster Trade-Ins On New Model S

    Just like its cars, Tesla’s dealership model is very different to what you’ll normally find in the auto industry. Rather than independent showrooms, Tesla has its own retail-style stores, some even located in shopping malls, where potential customers can find out more about...

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