According to a tweet by Elon Musk, the new Tesla Roadster 2 to be launched on the market in 2020 will have a range of more than 1,000 kilometres, which will be possible thanks to the efficiency increases currently already being installed in the Model S and Model X. The new Tesla Roadster 2 will be available on the market in the near future.
Range will be above 1000km
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2019
With the Model S, the range could be increased by about ten percent without increasing the battery capacity through new engines and some minor changes. With a 100 kWh battery, the Model S now achieves 610 kilometres, while the Model X has a range of 505 kilometres measured according to the WLTP cycle.
The other performance features of the electric sports car are also impressive. The acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96.6 km/h) takes only 1.9 seconds. 0 to 100 miles per hour (160 km/h) are achieved in 4.2 seconds. The top speed of the super sports car is said to be over 400 km/h. However, this should significantly reduce the range of the 200 kWh battery.
The Tesla Roadster 2 is powered by a combination of three electric motors that generate a total of 10,000 Newton metres of torque. Tesla has not yet published any further technical details. Especially the charging time of the battery should be interesting.
The Founders Edition, limited to 1,000 copies, will appear in 2020 for 250,000 dollars, the basic version costs 200,000 dollars.