New Tesla Roadster - 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, 1/4 mile in 8.8 Seconds


#1

I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the specs on this car.

Acceleration 0-60 mph - 1.9 sec
Acceleration 0-100 mph - 4.2 sec
Acceleration 1/4 mile - 8.8 sec
Top Speed - Over 250 mph
Wheel Torque - 10,000 Nm = 7375 ft-lb :shock:
Mile Range - 620 miles
Seating - 4
Drive - All-Wheel Drive
Base Price - $200,000
Base Reservation - $50,000
Founders Series Price - $250,000 (1000 reservations available)

This thing is batshit crazy.

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--4Rp6tXtB--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/dvmmgdhzkbtru9onctna.jpg


#2

So 2025 they will finish production on one of these?


#3

I was going to post about this, lol. I didn’t watch the truck reveal last night because I wasn’t that interested… then they roll this out!

I love it BUT when it comes out in 5 years it’ll be slow again, lol.


#4

I’m more interested to see if it actually ran 8s or ran 8s on paper.


#5

Wheel torque is not the same as a dyno number. Its a different calculation altogether. 7000 is a huge figure, but not that earth shatterering.


#6

In only if I get a big tax break on it. :wink:


#7

Paper for sure.

Those tax breaks are on the way out. I think Tesla should be able to get by without them now though. Let the products stand for themselves.


#8

Not even remotely interested.


#9

Elon Musk is actually in favor of those tax breaks going away. He thinks it helps the bigger manufacturers more than it helps Tesla.


#10

lol at the tax break comment on a 200k car.

This thing looks fun.


#11

#12

That is gnarly


#13

Was it high-traction paper? Wonder what kind of tires you need to get that thing to hook up.


#14

Heavy car
AWD
Individually powered wheels
Bunch of computers and sensors


#15

Holy shit. It looked like it was catapult launched from a carrier.

Gonna go ahead in embed that video since most people will skip the link. Just jump to 57:00


#16

the laws of physics would have to change for 1.9 to be slow.

Elon is fucking awesome. I hope no one pays a handful of women to lie about being groped by him. If they do, no Mars for us.


#17

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/227/749/1325615855473.png


#18

It is roughly 50% faster to 60 than my car. Hard to imagine. (3 is 50% more than 2)


#19

Can you elaborate? I remember this being an issue at first with the Model S but was later sorted out.

Not necessarily disagreeing, just trying to make sure.

Edit - the released numbers are likely similar to what the fastest Model S had.

We know the P100D has 920NM motor torque in Ludicrous mode, and has a final drive ratio of 9.73. 920*9.73=9049NM wheel torque.

The roadster has 10,000 NM. So yeah, much more realistic.


#20

You have to take into account the drivetrain. If the electric motor had a 1 to 1 ratio, then whatever torque it makes would be wheel torque more or less. The drivetrain is used as a multiplier.

For example the Demon has an overall ratio of over 14 to 1. Multiplying max torque by that figure gives more than 10,000 ft lbs at the tire.