Tesla’s chief designer says Roadster will be better in every way than protoype

Tesla Roadster

Back in 2017, Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced the world to the prototype Tesla Roadster at the Tesla Semi unveiling event in California. Now two years later, Tesla’s chief designer Franz von Holzhausen recently elaborated more on the much-anticipated vehicle on the “Ride The Lightning” podcast.

What we know about the prototype vehicles so far is that they have nearly 1,000km in range from a 200kW battery, with 3 electric motors (like the prototype Plaid Model S, set for release next year) capable of hurtling the car from 0-60mph in 2.1 seconds, with a top speed of over 400km/h.

Von Holzhausen stated on the podcast that since the unveiling two years ago, the vehicle has been evolving, and the production version will be even better than ever better in every way than the prototypes.

“It’s evolving, deservedly so, it needs more time. It will be even better than what we’ve unveiled. In every way…it’s an amazing machine. That car is like no other. I think it showcases the ability of what an electric vehicle can be” von Holzhausen said.

If Tesla can somehow top the numbers above and deliver something even better than that, we’re in for an exciting ride.

If you want to put down a reservation on the Tesla Roadster, you can pay an initial $6,000 credit card payment, and then within 10 days wire an additional $58,000. When ready to deliver, you’ll have to pay an additional $200,000 for the pleasure of driving away in the fastest car in the world.

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