Tesla recently exhibited a prototype of the upcoming Tesla Roadster 2 at the Petersen Automobile Museum, a world-wide description of the incredible acceleration. This was also confirmed by Elon Musk, who added further information about this as well as another extreme electric car, the Model S Plaid.
In the description The currently exhibited Tesla Roadster 2 is powered by lightweight Li-ion batteries and a Plaid powertrain, which includes 1 electric motor on the front axle and 2 electric motors on the rear axle.
The description further states that thanks to this standard drive, the vehicle should accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km / h) in 1.9 s. However, with the “SpaceX” equipment package, which includes cold air boosters, the vehicle is only up to 1.1 seconds. And by this time, the acceleration to 100 km / h could possibly fit, but at worst this figure would probably shift to 1.2 s.
Elon Musk mentioned the acceleration subsequently through the Twitter network commented in words: “Yes, with rocket propulsion from the optional SpaceX equipment package.” He added that it would be safe, but also very intense. He warned, however, that it would not be for those who have health problems, and he likened the acceleration to a “hardcore” roller coaster.
And again remindedthat the Tesla Roadster 2 will be capable of a very short flight. He followed up with irony: “I’ve always laughed at flying cars and now I’m doing one thing.” We are also from the head of Tesla they learnedthat the production version of the vehicle will look different – “better”.
Tesla Model S Plaid
Elon Musk also talked about another extremely fast electric car, the Tesla Model S Plaid. He confirmedthat this great practical sedan accelerated from 0 to 60 mph (97 km / h) in under 2 seconds. However, the new information is that the first vehicles equipped with a Plaid power unit will be handed over to customers as part of a special event on June 3.
From this date we can look forward to e.g. also for interesting videos that will show us how fast the Tesla Model S Plaid is in the real world, certainly also in comparison with expensive combustion hypersports. Of course, acceleration is just such a icing on the cake, so we will be especially curious about aspects that are specific and important to electric cars.
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