Tesla Roadster: Fastest Tesla Model In The World

Fan of Tesla?

Well, the fastest Tesla is an electric sports car; we have all been waiting for so long! And guess what? Elon Musk revealed the much-anticipated electric Roadster on 16th November 2017.

The point of Roadster is to give a Hardcore SmackDown to gasoline sports cars. 

Elon Musk

And as obvious, the Internet went crazy. 

Not only the Roadster is the fastest in the world, or in Tesla’s stable, Elon Musk claimed that it is the quickest car in the world. Although, the manufacturer has to prove it later.  

The Roadster is the successor to Tesla’s first production car, which was the 2008 Roadster. The electric car manufacturer has learned a lot from the previous generation and put aggressive efforts to make the fastest Tesla successful in the Electric automobile industry.

Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster

What Makes Tesla Roadster Fastest Electric Model?

Starting with the heart of the sports car. The Tesla Roadster gets three powerful 3-phase induction motors that are capable of generating endless torque.

The rear set of wheels comes into action with the help of 2 electric motors. Whereas, the remaining motor drives the front set of wheels via a differential mechanism.

Well, wait if this was enough! The manufacturer has also planned ten gas thrusters as an option. Although, not conferment, Tesla will offer this option in the Founder’s edition Roadster.

You must be wandering the numbers, right? 

According to Tesla, the electric motors of the Roadster propels 10,000 Nm of incredible torque to the wheels. Although, the manufacturer has not clarified about the absolute numbers of max power & peak torque. However, at the time of the reveal, Elon Musk revealed the basic specs like 0 to 60, top speed, etc. 

Tesla Roadster Specifications

The Tesla Roadster is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in under 1.9 seconds, which makes it the fastest Tesla model in the world – competing with a bunch of other fastest cars in the world.

Well, performance doesn’t stop here. The Roadster keeps picking up speed and does 0 to 100 mph in under 4.2 seconds. Amazing, isn’t it? 

Tesla Roadster in red colour
Tesla Roadster

Tesla Motors claims that the Roadster has a top speed of over 250 mph. Well, if Tesla proves speed numbers in a real scenario, then yes, it will be the fastest Tesla ever designed and manufactured. More info: Tesla Model S is Tesla’s other quickest production car in the world.

To achieve and handle this mind-boggling speed, the manufacturer has fitted a 3-speed transmission system. Here, two forward gears will help the electric sports car to reach top speed while the remaining acts as reverse gear.

In terms of drive range, the manufacturer promises to bolt a 200 kWh (730MJ) battery set, which will help the electric sports car to achieve 620 mph (997 km) per charge.

If we believe these stats as promised by the manufacturer, then Tesla Roadster will become one of the highest-driving range vehicles in the world.

Electric Motor 3 (2 read & 1 front) 3-phase induction motors
Torque 10,000 Nm (Wheel torque)
Transmission 3-speed gearbox
Drive Type All-wheel drive
Drive Range 620 miles
BrakesVentilated carbon-ceramic disc
Cooling SystemIndependent water cooling system for battery and motors
Seating capacity 4 adults

Tesla Roadster Top Speed & Acceleration

Top speed 250+ mph
0-60 mph 1.9 sec
0-100 mph 4.2 sec
1/4 mile 8.8 sec

According to Tesla Motors, the next-gen Roadster will the quickest Tesla ever.

The top speed of the Tesla Roadster, according to Tesla, is around 250 mph (402 km/h). The electric car picks 0 to 60 in just 1.9 seconds.

However, this is the maximum theoretical speed, and the actual top speed in real-world conditions will depend on various factors such as road conditions, weather, and the car’s weight. The Roadster is a high-performance electric sports car that was first introduced by Tesla in 2008

That said, it needs 8.8 seconds to reach 1/4 mile and does a top speed of 250 mph.

Well, this is faster than any street-legal production electric car. I’ve coved about the fastest electric cars in the world.

 Tesla Roadster Price

  • Base Price $200,000
  • Base Reservation $50,000
  • Founders Series Price $250,000 (1,000 reservations available)

Well, as Elon mentioned in the reveal, there will be two variants of the Roadster. The base model will have the specs I already mentioned. Talking about the founder edition, of course, it will be a performance version with extra features. However, it adds an extra $50,000 to the bill.

Telsa Roadster Dimensions*

Length 4200 mm
Width 2000 mm
Height 1200 mm
Wheelbase 2800 mm
Weight Empty2000 kg

Talking of the dimensions of the Roadster, it seems longer than the predecessor. The overall length of the next-gen Roadster is 4200 mm as compared to 3946 mm. Width has been decreased by 127 mm and now measures 2000 mm.

If you contrast both models, the height of the electric car has been updated to 1200 mm, but Elon Musk also the earlier model was 1127. Did you know about the fastest Mercedes in the world?

Here, the only thing you will notice is the weight of the Tesla Roadster. Now, it measures around 2000 kg, which is way more substantial than one has seen in the earlier model. Just for your information, the 1st gen Tesla Roadster weighs 1220 kg.

Although, the manufacturer has not revealed anything about the wheelbase, legroom, front & rear track, etc.

How Fastest Tesla Car Look & Feels In Real Life?

Let’s discuss the Tesla exterior & interiors in brief, shall we?

Tesla Roadster Exteriors and Interiors
Tesla Roadster Exteriors & Interiors

Tesla Roadster Exteriors

In terms of design, I felt that Roadster is one of the best-looking Teslas. The exteriors come with a simple flowline, which indicates the minimalist work that has been followed throughout the Roadster. 

If you look at the back, you will see slopping lines with sharp touches. Just below, there is black cladding that ends at both corners. A nice sporty touch by the manufacturer which was indeed unnecessary but, minds you, it doesn’t look that bad. 

The electric sports car can accommodate 4 passengers. This can be possible with the help of a removable glass roof. 

Tesla Roadster Interiors

Inside, you get calm and minimalistic artwork where everything is dope and high-tech. Of course, just like any Telsa model, it comes fitted with a big instrumental cluster screen that enables the owner to control everything with a single tap. From listing to Spotify to browsing maps, you will be able to navigate through all of the functions via this screen.

List Of Fastest Tesla Models

ModelsTop SpeedAcceleration
Tesla Model S200 mph0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds
Tesla Model X155 mph0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds
Tesla Model 3162 mph0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds

List Of Tesla Roadster Facts

  • The Tesla Roadster was Tesla’s first car: The Roadster was introduced in 2008 and marked the beginning of Tesla’s journey into the automotive industry.
  • The Roadster has a range of 620 miles: The Roadster has a range of 620 miles (1000 km) on a single charge.
  • Roadster a two-seater sports car: The Roadster has two seats, making it a compact sports car designed for high performance and driving pleasure.
  • The Roadster was the first car to orbit the Earth: In 2018, SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster on one of its Falcon Heavy rockets, making it the first car to orbit the Earth. This was a historic moment for Tesla and demonstrated the company’s innovative spirit and ambition.
  • The Roadster is expensive: The starting price of the Tesla Roadster is around $200,000, making it a premium sports car.
  • The Roadster is a convertible: The Roadster features a retractable hardtop roof, which can be opened and closed to provide a convertible experience.
  • The Roadster features advanced aerodynamics: The Roadster’s sleek and aerodynamic design not only looks great, but it also helps to maximize the car’s range and performance.
  • The Roadster has a high-performance suspension: The Roadster is equipped with a high-performance suspension system that provides excellent handling and stability.

Conclusion

I can end up this thought by saying just one word – Ah-mazing. Tesla and the person behind the company “Elon Musk” both are so focused on a sustainable future. And this can be seen in the range of electric cars & trucks Telsa has designed so far. I’ve also discussed Google driverless car PPT.

Every vehicle the manufacturer has designed and manufactured is future-proof and produces Zero emissions. I think, being the fastest Tesla car, Roadster will change the perspective of gasoline-powered sports cars.

Just to mention – I’m waiting for the launch of Tesla’s fastest car – The Roaster. Drop a “YES” in the comment section if you are a Tesla fan.

FAQs

When was the Tesla Roadster first introduced?

Tesla Roadster was first introduced in 2008. This was Tesla’s first car and marked the beginning of the company’s push into the automotive industry.

What is the range of the Tesla Roadster?

Once a single charge, according to Tesla, the range of the Tesla Roadster is 620 miles (1000 km). Seeing other EVs, Roadster claims to offer a significant increase in the battery pack.

What type of drivetrain does the Tesla Roadster use?

Like other EVs, Tesla Roadster uses an all-electric drivetrain. This means all power is transferred to all wheels by electric motors.

Is Tesla the fastest car?

Depends on the niche of cars, if you talk about electric only the yes. Tesla is one of the fastest cars that run on batteries.

How fast is the Tesla Roadster?

According to Tesla, the Roadster can go 250+mph.

Written by Shailesh Thakran

Hi, I'm think tank behind Throttlebias. I love blogging, mainly about Automobiles. Via Throttlebias, I want to educate & share in-depth articles about Car Detailing and related areas. Outside Throttlebias, I love to write marketing & stuff.

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