CEO of Tesla Motors, Elon Musk, has confirmed the return of a Roadster in Tesla’s lineup by 2019. Musk also said the new Roadster will be faster than “ludicrous” mode. The recently unveiled Tesla Model S features the “ludicrous” mode, which allows it to accelerate from 0-96km/h in just 2.8 seconds.
“There is of course one speed faster than ludicrous, but that is reserved for the next generation Roadster in four years: maximum plaid,” said Musk.
The first Tesla Roadster was introduced in 2006. Tesla’s Roadster was heavily inspired by the Lotus Elise, which matched the Roadster’s sharp looks, performance, and incredible handling.
Could the new Tesla Roadster compete against the recently set new electric car world record of 0-100km/h in 1.7 seconds? The 2019 Tesla Roadster is expected to be built entirely in-house by Tesla and will complete the Tesla lineup of: medium car (Model 3), SUV (Model X), and large car (Model S).