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      11-17-2017, 01:28 AM   #1
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Tesla roadster

http://www.carscoops.com/2017/11/tes...dster.html?m=1

8.9s car...?!! Not sure what production car will keep up with it if roadster's numbers are backed up.
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      11-17-2017, 01:39 AM   #2
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Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made, according to Elon us, with speeds of just 1.9 seconds for 0 to 60 4.2 seconds for 0 to 100. It can handle a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds.

“This is the base model,” Musk said, then went on to mention that its top speed is above 250 mph. and it has a 200 kWh battery pack that offers 630 miles of highway driving range.
https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/16/te...-new-roadster/

If Tesla can successfully produce this car and satisfy the numbers Musk claims:

GAME OVER

This will change the way we think of performance cars. You can say bye-bye to the ICE not long from now.

Model 3 production problems be damned, I should probably have kept my TSLA stock. I wonder what it will open at tomorrow?

Of course all the questions remain:

Q: Can the grid keep up with an electric driving population?
A: It will have to and it will adapt because where there is profit, there is motivation.

Q: Will pollution get worse now that we need more energy to power the grid?
A: I don't think it can get worse. Best case is it gets better or stays the same. Figure fuel transportation and refinement and an electric car based infrastructure is still the better choice once we get the kinks worked out.

Q: Are there enough chargers to power an electric car population?
A: See first question's answer.


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      11-17-2017, 01:44 AM   #3
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      11-17-2017, 01:52 AM   #4
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Porsche Mission E destroyed before it's even born...

Tesla keeps creating the future.
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      11-17-2017, 01:56 AM   #5
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Wow. But at what price?
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      11-17-2017, 01:57 AM   #6
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^^^

https://www.tesla.com/roadster/

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Base Specs
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 1.9 sec
Acceleration 0-100 mph: 4.2 sec
Acceleration 1/4 mile: 8.8 sec
Top SpeedOver: 250 mph
Wheel Torque: 10,000 Nm
Mile Range: 620 miles
Seating: 4
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Base Price: $200,000
Base Reservation: $50,000
Founders Series Price: $250,000
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Can't wait for mine.
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      11-17-2017, 02:12 AM   #8
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Very nice.

How `bout i beat the haters to it: No mention of curb weight. I wonder how fast it is around the ring. The real question is: Can it beat a Honda type R?

I actually don't love it's arse. It reminds me of the model x.

I do love its steering wheel.
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I do love its steering wheel.
U-Turns are gonna be tough. And parallel parking. Unless it's variable ratio, but even then, it's gotta be crazy.
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Jesus. The people In that video. Almost fanatical.
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Electric cars are still too few to make a dent. Those fans seem to forget this.

Those numbers, while impressive, doesn't concern me. Elon Musk has a history of overselling and not delivering. I'll hold my judgment until then.
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      11-17-2017, 03:22 AM   #13
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Jesus. The people In that video. Almost fanatical.
It's indeed an apple product launch²
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      11-17-2017, 03:25 AM   #14
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What kind of tires do they have to be able to put those numbers down? 10000nm is over 7000 ft lbs of tq if I’m not mistaken. Looks pretty slick though.

Lol at the shitty cgi.
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      11-17-2017, 08:24 AM   #15
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What kind of tires do they have to be able to put those numbers down? 10000nm is over 7000 ft lbs of tq if I’m not mistaken. Looks pretty slick though.

Lol at the shitty cgi.
I can't see exactly which model, but they're clearly Michelin pilot sport somethings....

1000nm is impressive, especially from a standing start. 3 motors and 1.9 seconds means it's awd.

Ive got exactly zero experience with cars this powerful, but even the most powerful wrx's don't tend to spin their wheels in a straight line in the wet, so I expect regular sticky tires would have no issue getting the power down to 4 wheels.
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Elon needed something to distract the shareholders from the Model 3 and battery factory woes. This sure does that.
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      11-17-2017, 08:52 AM   #17
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For the cash and the target market it kind of looks cheap to me, I'm having a tough time putting my finger on it, almost in a Fiero kind of way.....
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This Is How Fast The New Tesla Roadster Really Is

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It's one thing to read about a new car's specs, and a completely different story to experience it firsthand.

However, in the case of the all-new Tesla Roadster, most of us won't get near it until early next decade, so the only way to check it out right now is by watching these short video posted online.

One of the clips bears Electrek's name, and it shows Tesla Motors' sportiest vehicle ever doing a couple of short accelerations, shot via a 360-degree camera, so that you can adjust the angle.

To those that missed our initial coverage of the second generation Tesla Roadster, we will remind you that it packs a 200kWh battery pack. Zero to 60mph (96km/h) takes just 1.9sec, or approximately half a second faster than a Bugatti Chiron, and its digital speedometer will show 100mph (160km/h) after 4.2sec.

Moreover, the initial numbers also reveal that it can run down the quarter mile in 8.9sec, before topping out at over 250mph (402km/h).

This impressive performance comes at a steep price, as the new Tesla Roadster is said to start at $200,000.
http://www.carscoops.com/2017/11/thi...-roadster.html



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Lol that launch reminds me of the battlestar galactica viper launch
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Ive got exactly zero experience with cars this powerful, but even the most powerful wrx's don't tend to spin their wheels in a straight line in the wet
They do from a start, for sure. Most don't have enough HP to do this, but the big HP modded ones, for sure.
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car is insane, those numbers are ridiculous! I can't even imagine what that pull must feel like when the accelerator is smashed on

that presentation however, he seemed VERY prepared lol. Yikes.
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