The true Golden Age of Cars is upon us. Or is it? Earlier this week, Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, revealed the redesigned all-electric Tesla Roadster hypercar.
Just like the title of this article states, Musk stated the four-seater EV will be able to go over 250 mph and will have a range of up to 620 miles (if hyper-mile’d, of course). All of those figures make us feel like things in the car world really can’t get any more high-performance, like we’re living in a Golden Age of Cars with those types of metrics.
The sub-2-second 0-60 mph time admittedly has us very interested as does the 8.8-second quarter-mile time, but the price? Definitely not a Golden Age of Pricing. Musk stated the electric sledgehammer is $250,000 for buyers interested in the limited ‘Founders Edition’ car. If you can wait a little longer, the car is only $200,000.
So, how will the electric land rocket deliver these somewhat unbelievable figures? “These numbers sound unreal but they’re not,” said Musk in his presentation. Apparently, the car will have a 200kWh battery pack and all-wheel drive, so that might be a part of the foundation to Elon’s claim.
Right now, most of the automotive journalism world is skeptical but skeptical in that “We know you’ll make it happen, but it won’t be on time” kind of way. (And then all the journos point to the Model 3 delivery debacle as proof of their skepticism.)
If you’re interested, Tesla is taking reservations for 50 large on their website (credit cards accepted!), so don’t dawdle.