The 2019 Tesla Roadster is a four-seater all-electric battery-powered sports car, made by Tesla, Inc. Tesla has said Tesla Roadster 2019 model will be able to 0 to 97 km / h (0 to 60 mph) in 1.9 seconds, faster than any street-legal production car to date in its November 2017 announcement. The Roadster is the successor to a production car Tesla’s 2008 Roadster. Tesla notes that Roadster sales will start in 2020, though not before the Tesla Model Y goes on sale. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said higher performance trim levels will be available beyond the base specifications, including a model with ~ 10 cold gas thrusters.
In 2011, at the end of the production run of the original Tesla Roadster, Elon Musk suggested that a new version of the Roadster, without a Lotus chassis, would return to production by 2014. The new Roadster was first teased in 2014. On the time, it was also referred to as Model R. Tesla. In 2015, Elon Musk suggested a new Roadster in 2019, which could accelerate faster. A tweet from Elon Musk in December 2016 reaffirmed that a second Roadster was in the works, but still “some years away”. The second Roadster was designed by Franz von Holzhausen.
The 2020 version of the Roadster was shown in an unexpected moment at the end of a Tesla Semi event on November 16, 2017 – when the Roadster was driven out of the back of one of the semi-truck trailers to the song “Sabotage”. Musk explained the concept as follows: “The point of doing this is to give gasoline cars a hardcore smackdown. Driving a gasoline sports car is going to feel like a steam engine with a side of quiche.” The car will retail for up to $ 200,000, test rides were given at the event to those who paid the first $ 5,000 of an immediate $ 50,000 deposit to pre-order the vehicle. Additional information followed after the teaser, such as the various world record speeds that Tesla said it will break.
In June 2018, Elon Musk unveiled a potential feature called the “SpaceX option package” for the Roadster. This would add about ten cold gas thrusters to the car to improve portability; it would include an electric pump to recharge an air tank used to provide compressed air flowing through push nozzles to produce cold jet thrust. The air tanks, based on a “composite overpressure pressure vessel” (COPV) also used in Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, would replace the rear seats. The thrusters would be used to improve cornering, acceleration, maximum speed, and braking, working pressure would be 10,000 psi (700 bar).
2019 Tesla Roadster Design
The second-generation 2019 Roadster is a 2 + 2 coupe with a removable glass roof. It was designed by Franz von Holzhausen, who previously worked in Mazda and Volkswagen. The 2019 Roadster has a 2 + 2 seating arrangement, with smaller rear seats for two passengers. The Roadster has three electric motors, one in front and two at the rear, which allow for all-wheel drive, and torque vectoring during cornering. Tesla said the vehicle had a 200 kWh (720 MJ) battery, twice Tesla’s Model S P100D capacity, and gave 1,000 km (620 miles) range at a single charge at highway speeds. Tesla said the torque at wheels was 10,000 Nmm (7,400 lbs). The rear wheels are larger than the front wheels.
2019 Tesla Roadster Performance
The claims made by Musk about the Roadster acceleration, 0–97 km/hr (0-60 mph) in 1.9 seconds and 0-97 km/hr (0-60 mph) in 2.1 seconds for the base model before adding a rocket thruster option. Its alleged time of 0 to 400 m (0 to 1⁄4 miles) will be under 9 seconds, with a top speed exceeding 400 km/hr (250 mph). If the Roadster production achieves these performance numbers, it will outperform the 2017 supercars and set new production car records, none of which have yet exceeded 0–100 km/hr ( 0-62 mph) in 2.0 seconds or 9.0 seconds in the 1/4 mile. Referring to the performance, Musk noted, “this is what we are achieving in the prototype”, It’s also noted that the performance could improve in the production model and that the numbers stated refer to the expected “base model”.
2019 Tesla Roadster Price
The base model was expected to sell for the US $ 200,000 but the first 1,000 to be produced, the Founder Series, as it is called, will be $250,000. Full payment would be required to pre-order the 2019 Tesla Roadster final vehicle.