New 250mph Tesla Roadster delayed: everything you need to know

January 27, 2022 by

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The 250mph Tesla Roadster still hasn’t entered production, but the all-new Roadster is set to become the world’s quickest-ever car when it does finally arrive. Read on for full details. 

  • Tesla Roadster delayed again
  • Minimalist styling revealed
  • 250mph top speed
  • 0-60mph in less than 1.9 seconds
  • Set to be world’s quickest production car
  • Reservations open now
  • £4,000 refundable deposit
  • £34,000 follow-up payment due within 10 days
  • Total price not confirmed

It’s safe to say the new Tesla Roadster is one of the most-hyped new cars of the 21st century. How does 0-60mph in less than 1.9 seconds and a 250mph+ top speed sound?

Well, you’ve been able to reserve one for a while – no special Tesla handshake required. All you need is a £4,000 refundable deposit followed by a £34,000 down-payment within 10 days.

Trouble is, you won’t get your car before the end of 2022 – Elon Musk confirmed during Tesla’s 2021 financial report that the firm won’t launch any new cars before 2023. Just imagine how sick the people who paid a £185,000 deposit for the limited-edition ‘Founder Series’ model feel…

New Tesla Roadster styling

That substantial rear diffuser should help suck the Roadster to the Tarmac

Upfront you’ll find a number of styling cues that are carried over from Tesla’s other models. Bodywork that flows over the tops of the front wheels and that low, platypus style grille are all reminiscent of the Tesla Model 3, only a lot more pronounced.

What you haven’t seen elsewhere are the sid-burn-style mouldings in the front bumper that flow down from the headlights and help make the Roadster look more aggressive than the likes of the Tesla Model 3 or Model Y.

At the back, a subtle lip spoiler sits above the tail lights complete with a raised centre section and a sizeable rear diffuser beneath.

New Tesla Roadster interior

Inside the Roadster you’ll find Tesla’s trademark white vegan leather seats and huge infotainment screen.

Little is known about the Tesla Roadster’s interior other than that it will have ‘space for four’. Based on the car’s compact size, assume that means space for two adults and two kids. If you’re after a fast electric family four-seater you’ll be much better off with a Tesla Model S

All models come with a removable hardtop roof that can be stored in the boot to make the Tesla feel light and airy on the inside.

There’s also a large central screen and a yoke-style steering wheel – just like the one fitted to Plaid versions of the new Model S and Model X.

New Tesla Roadster performance

The Tesla’s removable roof panel means it can transform into a drop-top in seconds.

Tesla claims the new Roadster will sprint from e 0-60mph in under 1.9 seconds, 0-100 in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of more than 250mph.

The Tesla’s Bugatti Chiron-bashing performance comes thanks to its astonishing 10,000Nm of torque  – that’s more than six times what you get from a Chiron (although the way these two firm measures this figure isn’t quite the same).

Tesla claims the new Roadster will manage 620 miles between charges, although there’s no mention of battery size or charging times. That means this convertible hypercar could deliver the same range as the efficiency focussed Mercedes EQXX.

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