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The New Tesla Roadster Is Here to Blow Our Minds

by Paul Strauss
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European supercars, step aside. There’s a new boss in town, and it’s coming from an unlikely nameplate – Tesla. After discontinuing its original Roadster a couple of years back, Elon Musk’s wildly popular EV company is back with what – at least on paper – could be one of the most impressive sports cars ever.

The new Tesla Roadster is certainly the best looking thing to EVER come out of the company, a beautifully-styled 2+2, with aggressive, modern lines, robust aerodynamics, and performance numbers that are up there with the fastest cars on the planet.

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According to the launch announcement, the new Tesla Roadster will be able to rocket its two occupants from 0-to-60 mph in a ridiculously quick 1.9 seconds, and hit 1/4 mile in a Demon-beating 8.8 seconds. Never mind the fact that it can hit a top speed of over 250 mph. What makes the car even more incredible is its driving range – which is rated at an industry-leading 620 miles. That’s fully double what a top of the line Tesla Model S can do. This thing must be made out of batteries. Word has it, the car has a 200 kWh pack hidden somewhere in there.

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Now all of this power and performance won’t come cheap – the new Tesla Roadster will set buyers back a minimum of $200,000, and the initial Founders Series cars will go for $250,000. Those interested in picking one up can make a base model reservation for $50,000, or a Founders Series reservation for the full sticker price.

No word yet on when the first Roadsters will roll off the line, especially with Tesla’s well-documented production challenges, but I sure can’t wait to get behind the wheel of one of these bad boys sometime in the next couple of years.

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