In 2017 you will only have paid 215,000 euros for a Tesla Roadster Founders Series, or 43,000 euros for a 'regular' Tesla Roadster. Then you will lose that money much longer than you first thought. Well, of course you are also a bit naive if you actually believed that Tesla would have the Roadster ready in 2020. You should always take Elon Musk's promises with a grit full of salt.
Incidentally, we can fully imagine that Tesla needs a lot of time to develop the Tesla Roadster. The electric sports car specs still sound incredible (in the sense that we don't actually believe them). A 200 kWh battery, a range of 1000 kilometers, three electric motors with 10,000 Nm of torque and a top speed of more than 400 km/h.
There's no question that the new Roadster is fast. According to Tesla, it goes from standstill to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 1.9 seconds and that looks a bit like the accompanying video. Or the passengers - who just say 'aaaaarrrrggghh!' can release at the time of launch - really being at almost 100 km/h in 1.9 counts, we can't control of course, but it certainly looks impressive.
Incidentally, Elon Musk has also announced a SpaceX package for the Tesla Roadster. That provides the Roadster with a set of 'rockets', with which the sprint to 100 km/h must be completed in 1.1 seconds. Musk also insists that the Roadster could fly small pieces. Though we still think it's he who sees them fly. Anyway, we'll see in 2023. Or later, because Musk says that 2022 must be a lot better than 2021 (chip shortage, corona measures) to meet that deadline.
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