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Tesla Secretly Built The World's Fastest Production Car And No One Knew About It

It can literally fly, according to the company.

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Tesla Secretly Built The World's Fastest Production Car And No One Knew About It

Boy, nobody saw this coming.

When we talk about the world's fastest cars, a couple of names come to mind: Bugatti, Koenigsegg and the McLaren. Now, you can throw another name into the hat: Tesla.

Yep, the same Tesla that produces electric cars.


Last Friday, the company's founder and CEO Elon Musk surprised the world when he announced the brand new Tesla Roadster in a glitzy event.

What was more surprising than the shock announcement -- it was an event to unveil a fleet of electric trucks -- was the fact that Musk boasted the new Roadster would be the "fastest production car ever made".

Like a proud dad.
The Roadster, which is an updated version of Tesla's first ever production vehicle, is reportedly capable of doing 0-100km/h in just 1.9 seconds - making it the first car in history to break the two-second mark.

According to Musk, the Roadster's 0-160km/h time is 4.2 seconds and it can complete a quarter mile in just 8.9 seconds.

The top speed was kept hush-hush, but Musk claimed that it would be "more than 250mp/h (400km/h). That's an insane number.

For the sake of comparison, the Henessey Venom GT (currently the world's fastest road-legal hypercar) has a 0-100km/h time of 2.7 seconds, 0-160km/h in 5.6 seconds and a quarter mile time of 9.92 seconds.

Sun's out, top's down.
Bringing sexy back.The new Roadster is powered by a 200 kilowatt hour battery pack, which, according to Tesla, has a can go a record 1,000km on a single charge.

The Tesla Roadster will reportedly begin production in 2020. 

So...where are the airbags?
Now, here comes the most important question: how much is this monster going to cost you?

Well, the base model starts at USD200,000 (RM828,700 exclusive of tax, of course) and you need to pay a downpayment of USD50,000 (RM207,150) to secure a unit.

If you have that kind of money lying around, pre-order is now open.


That's not the end of the story though: according to Musk, the Roadster has a built-in special mode that lets the hypercar go even faster!

The billionaire broke the news via his official Twitter account over the weekend:
 
We don't know about you, but what would you do with that much speed?

However, we know Tesla is certainly possible of doing that, because the company's Model S P90D sedan - released back in 2015 - comes with a 'Ludicrous Mode' which allows the car to accelerate from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds.

Check out the view from the Roadster cockpit in this video:


BRB, gonna cancel our order of the Bugatti Chiron and dumping all our money into the Tesla Roadster instead.
 
 
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