Elon said recently the intent of the new roadster is to "beat gas sports cars on every performance metric by far" So, of course, I had to dig into the data. Learn the skills I used to analyze this data at teslanomics.co/brilliant180702

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Before we get into the details let’s go over our categories…

* For these figures are all the “peak” values that are relative to the engine or motor RPM

* And depending on things like the gear ratio these numbers can change providing different levels of acceleration


* All that is to say, until we get all of these cars on the track, these figures are just that, figures, not real-world tests


What is torque?
- Torque is force at a distance
- Torque represents how much work can be done

What is Horsepower?
- Horsepower is the rate at which work can be done


Horsepower v Toruqe:
- A car with 1000hp and 500lb-ft of torque will be faster than a car with 500hp and 1000lb-ft of torque

But there's more to the story...

* Jason Fenske over at Engineering Explained likes to say that horsepower is - www.youtube.com/user/EngineeringExplained/search?query=tesla+roadster

// How to Measure Performance

* Top Speed
* 0-60
* 0-100
* 1/4mi

Other Factors We’ll consider
* Price

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// Tesla Roadster 2.0 (tesla.com)
Base Specs
- Acceleration 0-60 mph 1.9 sec
- Acceleration 0-100 mph 4.2 sec
- Acceleration 1/4 mile 8.8 sec
- Top Speed Over 250 mph
- Wheel Torque 10,000 Nm
- Mile Range 620 miles
- Seating 4
- All-Wheel Drive
- Base Price $200,000
- Base Reservation $50,000
- Founders Series Price $250,000
- Founders Series Reservation (1,000 reservations available) $250,000

Designed for Performance and Aero Efficiency. As an all-electric supercar, Roadster maximizes the potential of aerodynamic engineering—with record-setting performance and efficiency.

The first supercar to set every performance record and still fit seating for four.

A lightweight, removable Glass Roof stores in the trunk for an open-air, convertible driving experience.

Learn more at www.tesla.com/roadster

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// History of Tesla Roadster (2020)
In 2011, at the end of the production run of the original Tesla Roadster, Elon Musk suggested that a new version of the Roadster, without the Lotus chassis, would return to production by 2014.[3] The new Roadster was first teased in 2014.[4]

In 2015, Musk suggested a new Roadster in 2019, capable of faster acceleration.[5][6][7] A tweet by Elon Musk in December 2016 reconfirmed a second Roadster was in the works, but still "some years away".[8][9] The second Roadster was designed by Franz von Holzhausen.[10]

The 2020 version of the Roadster was shown as a surprise at the end of the Tesla Semi event on November 16, 2017—during which a Roadster was driven out of the back of one of the semi-truck trailers to the song "Sabotage".[11] Musk explained the concept as: "The point of doing this is to give a smackdown to gasoline cars. Driving a gasoline sports car is going to feel like a steam engine with a side of quiche."[12][13] The car will retail for upward of $200,000;[14] test rides were given at the event for those who immediately paid the first $5,000 of a $50,000 deposit to pre-order the vehicle.[12][15][16][17] Additional information followed after the teaser, such as the various world-record speeds Tesla said it will break.[1][18][19][20][21]

In June 2018, Elon Musk revealed a possible "SpaceX" package for the Roadster. This would add cold gas thrusters to the car to improve maneuverability; it would comprise an electric pump to recharge an air tank used to provide compressed air flowing through propelling nozzles to generate a jet thrust. The air tank, also called "composite overwrapped pressure vessel" (COPV), would replace the back seats under this option package, and add 10 thrusters. The thrusters would be used to improve cornering, acceleration, top speed, and braking.[22][23][24]

Comments

    • James Bell
      James Bell

      Underpromise/overdeliver ... Elon hasn't let us down yet !!!

      about 2 days ago
    • scott dunn
      scott dunn

      Haters, numbers dont lie, and neither does Elon about his products. Buckle up its gonna b a wild ride for the doubters. Lol

      about 3 days ago
    • Paul Kojack
      Paul Kojack

      Tesla's numbers don't seem realistic. I'll believe it when they sell one and someone independent confirms these numbers. Alot of the issue when you start generating that much power is the grip and limit of the tires. We'll see how this turns out. Just heard of this in 2019, 1 more year Elon. So far there are some good electrics, but nothing close to what he's talking about. The main problem with electrics i think is they keep making big promises and haven't yet delivered.

      about 5 days ago
    • NateDawg
      NateDawg In reply to Paul Kojack

      @Crypto Rainmaker you have to get the cold air "rocket" space x package on the roadster to get the performance they're touting

      about 3 hours ago
    • Crypto Rainmaker
      Crypto Rainmaker In reply to Paul Kojack

      Roll those fenders and slap some slicks on the roadster, maybe it'll beat 1.9s

      about 3 days ago
    • kickinbackinOC
      kickinbackinOC

      If the Chiron has a higher top speed, (so far), and the Demon is cheaper, how can you say the Roadster wins on every metric?
      The word "abysmal" isn't quite right, when your talking about any sub-10 second 1/4 mile time. You can be arrested and your car impounded if a cop sees you driving so "abysmally" slow! (Exhibition of Speed, CVC 23109c, Reckless Driving, CVC 23103, Maximum Speed, CVC 22350) Hard to imagine how such acceleration and speed could be considered "abysmal", unless Ben was being facetious. Hard to tell, w/o a laugh track, or a hit on a snare drum. (Bad-da-boom-tisss)

      about 5 days ago
    • Kaden D
      Kaden D

      dont rocket thrusters run with gas (rocket fuel)

      about 5 days ago
    • James Bell
      James Bell In reply to Kaden D

      @Kalen D ... The Model P is supposedly going to come equipped with a compressor for air tools. Would not be a stretch to put a micro compressor that super compresses while you drive ??? IDK ... just thinking outside the box...

      about 2 days ago
    • Kaden D
      Kaden D In reply to Kaden D

      @James Bell elon needs to make a compressed air station with the supercharger network

      about 2 days ago
    • James Bell
      James Bell In reply to Kaden D

      compressed air

      about 2 days ago
    • Unitedflyier
      Unitedflyier

      Range? How far can these cars go without refilling. How long can they run at top speed?

      about 6 days ago
    • Unitedflyier
      Unitedflyier In reply to Unitedflyier

      Nic B not the Tesla. The Bugatti. You can’t turn the ignition and floor it. The engine has to be at the correct temperature. So how long before it over heats. I can’t imagine you can run flat out for one. The range must be very limited as you will run out of gas. Do you have to run at a slower speed before you shut it down again. High performance reciprocal turbocharged airplane engines have all kinds of limitations based on temperature. Can’t shock them or they fail.

      about 5 hours ago
    • Nic B
      Nic B In reply to Unitedflyier

      they Have 620 mile range at highway speeds! Of course you couldn’t go that far going 250 mph but still that’s insane considering Gas cars go less than 500 miles per tank

      about 7 hours ago
    • Thomas Smedegaard
      Thomas Smedegaard

      My Hyundai i10 would also have beat the Porsche 918 in this test, on price ;) thanks for the great videos!

      about 6 days ago
    • Eshan Satti
      Eshan Satti

      but Elon said it will be more than 250 mph the only showed the standard model

      about 7 days ago
    • Vincent Talbot-Asselin
      Vincent Talbot-Asselin

      Should have added any Koenigsegg to the comparison, great video anyway ;)
      Koenigsegg Agera RS Top Speed 277mph (that's in 2017)

      about 7 days ago
    • Eddy Vanderhellen
      Eddy Vanderhellen

      Spell Porshe.

      You forgot the range.

      about 8 days ago
    • a mystery
      a mystery

      The roadster is gonna add a new stat to the list

      Family capable

      about 8 days ago
    • Brandon Brown
      Brandon Brown

      Demon has 840 HP. Not 770

      about 8 days ago
    • Hexosan17 Gaming
      Hexosan17 Gaming

      We already know Tesla's Roadster won't be EVERY single performance metric. They are still relatively new, but they show A LOT of promising potential. For such a quick rise up in the automotive industry, Tesla will surely make a huge impact. Elon Musk doesn't really care about the short term. He is a true businessman. He doesn't want to rob people of their hard-earned cash, he wants people to feel satisfied with their purchase. He cares about his customers, and he is definitely not cut from the same cloth of typical CEO's or marketing representatives. Musk isn't afraid to be himself in front of millions because he wants to set a new standard not only for performance and environmental safety, but he wants to change the public's perception on the CEO's of popular brands people consume every day. A Tesla, or any electric vehicle, is a great purchase to make right now for the long term, not only for our convenience but for the convenience of future generations.

      about 8 days ago
    • Crypto Rainmaker
      Crypto Rainmaker

      For the price category, you stated, "The Dodge Demon is the clear winner", however, bang for buck, the Tesla Roadster clearly wins. Being that it's both much slower and more expensive to operate and maintain than the Roadster, the Tesla takes the cake for price.


      EVs could soon be sold without batteries in the future. Batteries could be leased or owned by companies which provide swappable batteries at future charging stations. EVs would then reach a point where reaching 100% charge could be performed at the same speed as a gas fill up or quicker. Also, public roads and parking lots could integrate wireless charging. There's quite a few technologies that will make driving EVs much cheaper in the near future.

      about 9 days ago
    • M Kas
      M Kas

      It's Tesla and not Tezla. Maybe you have a speech defect? In this case, my condolences.

      about 9 days ago
    • Skyler Hill
      Skyler Hill

      Love your videos, keep it up. But.... the fastest production car is actually a koenigsegg at over 270 mph. And I’m sorry to say this but the way you incorrectly say “Porsche” triggers me every time

      about 9 days ago
    • Skyler Hill
      Skyler Hill In reply to Skyler Hill

      yerowww666 I mean it would be considered incorrect if you mispronounced someone’s name right? It’s simple mispronunciation, nbd

      about 8 days ago
    • yerowww666
      yerowww666 In reply to Skyler Hill

      "incorrectly"? i am sorry but "people can't decide what to call a thing and therefore anything that isn't my way of saying it is incorrect" doesn't count as incorrect.

      about 9 days ago
    • Frantz Vallon
      Frantz Vallon

      He will take them out of business no joke the only thing he needs to do now is to se up Exhaust-sound replicate and he will sell out like no other.

      about 9 days ago
    • Scott102215
      Scott102215

      Until we see one and can run it in real world none of those numbers are real. Also since it is not out yet you will have to compare it to the newer super cars that are released when it does.

      about 9 days ago
    • J. Rey
      J. Rey

      Watch any YouTube video of an internal combustion engine and notice the sheer number of moving parts, then compare that to an electric motor. There is no comparison. Electric cars are the future and should be far more reliable and require far less maintenance. Advancements in battery technology are being made every day, so I don't think that will be a long term issue. Charging stations will replace gas stations long term. Tesla is far ahead of other manufacturers and should set the standard for the industry for the foreseeable future.

      about 10 days ago
    • Paul Kojack
      Paul Kojack In reply to J. Rey

      In theory, not reality. Do some research on how reliable electric cars really are. Combustion engines are actually not that complex. Moving parts are not hard to manage. When working with steel, things can have clearances of tenths or hundreths of a millimeter and stay that way for hundreds of thousands of miles. Wear is managed and everything is fixed in position, its a machine that works, that is pretty much responsible for our comfortable lifestyle. As of now, batteries are hardly lasting more than 100k miles. I've had gas engines run upwards of 500,000 miles with stock engine parts. And big diesel trucks are going millions of miles on stock parts. Its a system that works, don't knock it because you don't understand it.

      about 5 days ago
    • Stairwave
      Stairwave In reply to J. Rey

      Crypto Rainmaker Renault does this already with the battery in their Zoe.

      about 8 days ago
    • Crypto Rainmaker
      Crypto Rainmaker In reply to J. Rey

      Not to mention that we could see EVs sold without batteries in the future. Batteries could be leased or owned by companies which provide swappable batteries at future charging stations. EVs would then reach a point where reaching 100% charge could be performed at the same speed as a gas fill up or quicker. Also, public roads and parking lots could integrate wireless charging. There's quite a few technologies that will make driving EVs much cheaper in the near future.

      about 9 days ago
    • TheExegetic
      TheExegetic

      The Porsche would probably beat all the other cars on a track.

      about 10 days ago
    • David Melo
      David Melo In reply to TheExegetic

      It will flat out

      about 2 days ago
    • mike
      mike

      I think sound should also be a consideration. EV's will never replace the symphony a high compression engine produces.

      about 10 days ago
    • mike
      mike In reply to mike

      @Gordon Reiher I'm aware of that and I think it is incredibly gimmicky. Perhaps i should have prefaced my comment with a soundclip that better illustrates what i meant /watch?v=D-iV59F7E7s synthesize that

      about 4 days ago
    • mike
      mike In reply to mike

      @Skyler Hill ​doesn't make my point any less valid. See Formula 1 vs Formula E the gas vs electric racecars. All the motorsport fans prefer F1 while the Manufacturers developing new tech are supporting EVs.

      about 4 days ago
    • Gordon Reiher
      Gordon Reiher In reply to mike

      A lot of cars already use sonic "sweetening" to make the exhaust sound meaner . BMW and Cadillac, are two. It plays thru the sou nd system

      about 8 days ago
    • Skyler Hill
      Skyler Hill In reply to mike

      The loud sound is just a indicator of the inefficiency. Energy is being lost as sound - messy vibrations, resonance and ICEs are incredibly inefficient.

      about 9 days ago
    • TRIMEC M
      TRIMEC M

      That’s all great but let’s talk about the battery melt downs as well

      about 10 days ago
    • Skyler Hill
      Skyler Hill In reply to TRIMEC M

      TRIMEC M let’s hope for high tech cooling solutions in the roadster. It needs a big radiator water loop and a powerful pump, it can be done

      about 9 days ago
    • Erik Heine
      Erik Heine

      The Chiron is developed in Wolfsburg (VW)

      about 10 days ago
    • Donnie Baynard
      Donnie Baynard

      Koenigsegg Regera R

      about 10 days ago
    • Black Arrakis
      Black Arrakis

      He said 250 is being lazy, it will go way faster based off what he said.

      about 10 days ago
    • Coolz
      Coolz In reply to Black Arrakis

      Black Arrakis ye

      about 8 days ago
    • drewe burgess
      drewe burgess

      Did I see the agera rs clock 284 mph or was I dreaming.

      about 11 days ago
    • jestness j
      jestness j

      2.1 sec for roadster

      about 11 days ago
    • jestness j
      jestness j In reply to jestness j

      @StarTrekerYT0. Subscribe to official craft! yeah, they tested it this past week. Tesla released a statement.

      about 11 days ago
    • StarTrekerYT0. Subscribe to official craft!
      StarTrekerYT0. Subscribe to official craft! In reply to jestness j

      Currently?

      about 11 days ago
    • Xinlin Wu
      Xinlin Wu

      U totally forgot about downforce and lap times, this is the most important. For example, an f1 car would score awfully low in this video, but when ur actually racing these cars, f1 is no doubt going to smoke em

      about 11 days ago
    • Kevs308
      Kevs308

      COULD YOU BE ANY MORE BORING, ,JESUS LEFT AFTER 1 MIN

      about 12 days ago
    • Cameron Rohan
      Cameron Rohan In reply to Kevs308

      Kevs308 why u watching them. Common sense

      about 11 days ago
    • Dankmeme
      Dankmeme

      The world record holder for top speed is the hennessey Venom F5 with 301 miles per hour

      about 12 days ago
    • Teslanomics with Ben Sullins
      Teslanomics with Ben Sullins In reply to Dankmeme

      Not technically a production car

      about 11 days ago