Elon Musk Says the New Tesla Roadster Can Be Even Faster

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The 2020 Tesla Roadster has already made quite the statement with its claimed zero-to-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds.

But never one to remain quietly idle after a major announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to confirm those performance figures are for the base model and that a “special option package” will be available that takes the Roadster to the next level. It may be hard to believe the Roadster can get any faster, but that’s exactly what Musk is claiming.

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Powered by a trio of electric motors, the new Tesla Roadster has an insane 10,000 Nm of torque and the top speed will be over 250 mph. It’s basically similar claims that other all-electric concepts have been making, some of which come from Chinese companies, except Tesla actually has the reputation to back it up. And with a base price of $200,000, we’re guessing not very many people will get to experience it.

Should clarify that this is the base model performance. There will be a special option package that takes it to the next level.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2017

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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