Tesla's new production Roadster supercar will be better than the prototype ‘in every way’

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Tesla started their company with the first Roadster electric sports car, and two years ago unveiled a successor which is still to hit production.

Even then however Tesla promised insane performance, claiming 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds, a top speed of over 250 mph, and a range of 620 miles per charge.

Now speaking on the Ride the Lightning podcast, Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen revealed that the production version will deliver even more, saying “It will be even better than what we’ve unveiled. In every way.

Tesla, of course, has a history of delivering on their promises, though not necessarily on time.

Elon Musk had earlier said “We’re going to do things with the new Roadster that are kind of unfair to other cars. (It’s) crushingly good relative to the next best gasoline sports car.

We may still have a bit of a wait however for the $200,000 supercar.

It’s evolving deservedly so; it needs more time,” Franz said, noting that changes are still being made to the vehicle. Musk has recently said the car was not a priority for 2020.

Even when it hits the market the car will be rather exclusive, with Tesla planning to produce only 10,000 per year.

Franz, however, said that the vehicle acted as a showcase for the ability of an electric vehicle, which is of course why Tesla made the very first Roadster so many years ago.

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