Tesla returns to refresh our memory with new details of the Tesla Roadster. The electric supercar is a mystery, although the company’s head of Design anticipates that the results will justify the waiting time.
Tesla does not want its models to fall into oblivion. After reaping a year of success with more than 1.3 million vehicles delivered worldwide, the next few years are somewhat empty in terms of innovations. The Tesla Cybertruck should make an appearance this year, but what will come next? Rumors always point to the long-awaited affordable compact Tesla, but the arrival of the Tesla Roadster cannot be ruled out either. Once again, the electric supercar returns to the scene, this time from the mouth of the company’s chief designer.
Franz von Holzhausen is one of the most authoritative voices within the brand. The head of Design has been working on the Roadster project for years. In 2017, Tesla presented two completely groundbreaking models in one sitting: the Tesla Semi and the second-generation Tesla Roadster . Although the truck materialized at the end of last year, the sports car still does not have a presentation date. However, Franz von Holzhausen has openly commented that the wait will be worth it and that the data will prove it.
When the second generation of the Roadster was introduced, the prototype that advanced the lines offered some superlative performance figures. For a long time, the Tesla page has sold an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds, a top speed of more than 400 kilometers, and an approved range close to 1,000 kilometers. Well, now Von Holzhausen ensures that the final Roadster will improve every one of these figures, although he has not specified specific data either.
No one doubts that Tesla is capable of improving the preliminary numbers, the doubts are when the new Roadster will arrive in the final product portfolio. Without a specific date, or hope that there will be one, the Roadster project is still in the pipeline. Meanwhile, on the Tesla website, it is possible to reserve a unit upon payment of 43,000 euros. At the time, it was speculated that the electric sports car could overcome the barrier of a quarter of a million dollars, a figure that is not very excessive considering that the 1,020-horsepower Model S and Model X Plaid exceed 140,000 euros.