New 250mph Tesla Roadster: price, specs and release date
This is the all-new 250mph Tesla Roadster – the first car to get looks worthy of the stunning performance Tesla’s famous for. Here’s everything you need to know about the car’s price, specs and release date.
all-new 2020 Tesla Roadster
plus-250mph performance and range of more than 600 miles
Price and release date
from £190,000; end of 2020
New Tesla Roadster price and on-sale date
You can already reserve a Tesla Roadster and ‘all’ you need is a £4,000 deposit with a balance of £34,000 to be paid within 10 days after the first payment. The Founder Series Roadster costs a lot more, though it’ll likely get you your name down for one of the first batch of 1,000 cars to go on sale, although the privilege will cost you £4,000 deposit with an £185,000 additional payment to be made within the first 10 days after the first payment.
New Tesla Roadster styling
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 which flow down from the headlights and help make the Roadster look more aggressive.
There’s, even more, going on around the side of the car where aerodynamics are key. Plumping a narrower cabin on top of the body is ideal for aerodynamics as is the way the body curves inwards between the front and rear wheels. Aero also appears to play its part at the back where a subtle lip spoiler sits above the tail lights complete with a raised centre section above it and what looks like a functional diffuser.
New Tesla Roadster interior
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 – and will be dominated by a large infotainment screen that’s used to control almost all the car’s functions. 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.
New Tesla Roadster performance
Functioning aerodynamics don’t seem so far fetched when you see the performance Tesla is claiming for the new Roadster – numbers like 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 – more than six times what you get from a Chiron. Whatsmore, this Roadster should be as accessible to drive as a normal Tesla saloon because it has four-wheel drive that makes deploying full power surprisingly easy. Even the range is impressive, with Tesla claiming you’ll get up to 620 miles between charges, although there’s no mention of battery size or charging times.
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