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Tuesday April 23, 2024

Can Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster hit 0-60mph in less than 1 second?

Elon Musk to present Tesla Roadster's design by end of 2024

By Web Desk
February 29, 2024
Elon Musk stands with a Teslas car. — Mike Cheslik/File
Elon Musk stands with a Teslas car. — Mike Cheslik/File

We all know that Elon Musk is unusual when it comes to making audacious statements about his endeavours, so it makes sense that some of them really come to pass. Most of what he has said about his electric car firm, Tesla, is true. 

However, Musk's most ridiculous statement to date, though, is his most recent one regarding the Tesla Roadster. He used his now-owned X, once known as Twitter, to publish astounding updates on the development of the much anticipated second generation of electric supercars, according to Interesting Engineering.

Elon Musk describes the speed of the Tesla Roadster as "0-60mph < 1 sec" adding "And that is the least interesting part". 

Elon Musks comments about the Tesla Roadster. — X/@elonmusk
Elon Musk's comments about the Tesla Roadster. — X/@elonmusk

Four years later than anticipated in 2020, Musk stated that he intends to present the Roadster's final design by the end of 2024 and begin shipping the vehicle in 2025. It's not a negative thing, though as the Tesla Cybertruck also arrived late to the market, although it was a well-received and sophisticated vehicle.

But he told his supporters that the Roadster would be nothing short of incredible in terms of engineering and creativity, therefore the wait would have been worthwhile.

Not your normal sports vehicle, the Roadster is what Musk initially hinted at in 2017 when he unveiled it alongside the Tesla Semi. It's four-seater, electric, and stylish with a glass canopy that can be removed. Its performance, however, which Musk says will never be surpassed by a production automobile in history, is what makes it unique.