So here's Tesla's latest tease, a 4 seater "spider" that can do 0-60mph in 1.9secs, 0-100mph in 4.2secs, the quarter mile done in 8.8secs and a top speed of over 250mph. 200 kwh battery pack, so over 600 miles per charge too. $50,000 to reserve a spot on the waiting list, and a list price of $200,000 to $250,000 makes it pretty cheap when compared to other hyper cars. Want.
I watched the Tesla release video, and not wanting to split hairs but the standing quarter takes 8.9 seconds! 10,000 Nm of torque. It is an amazing car. AWD, 2+2, detachable hard top. Wow. Top of my lottery list.
Their new truck is pretty awesome too. 0 - 60 in 5 seconds (empty) and 20 seconds hauling 80,000 lbs. 500 miles range and a 400 mile recharge in 30 minutes. Cd of 0.36. Drive train warranted for 1,000,000 miles. And never needs replacement brake shoes!
It's a Targa not a Roadster. Porsche has had them for decades. Very cool car. I might get one when I win the lotto. I'd probably rather have that battery pack in the S though.
Targa can only be used by Porsche. The term was first used on the 1966 Porsche 911 Targa, and it remains a registered trademark of Porsche AG. Hence the reason Tesla uses the term Roadster, which can refer to any car with an open top.