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

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* 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

    • William Jordan
      William Jordan

      The Tesla won every category? No, just 4 of 7.

      about 1 hour ago
    • Josh Humphrey
      Josh Humphrey

      Why was the dodge even included ?

      about 4 hours ago
    • William Jordan
      William Jordan In reply to Josh Humphrey

      +Josh Humphrey not officially, but it's comparable.

      about 16 minutes ago
    • Josh Humphrey
      Josh Humphrey In reply to Josh Humphrey

      William Jordan But is it actually a ‘Supercar’ ?

      about 1 hour ago
    • William Jordan
      William Jordan In reply to Josh Humphrey

      Horsepower per dollar?

      about 1 hour ago
    • Professor Y
      Professor Y

      The Hennessy is 270 MPH

      about 7 hours ago
    • jonah levi?
      jonah levi?

      whys he so jacked lmao

      about 15 hours ago
    • David Meyer
      David Meyer

      Tezzzla? I could have sworn it was Tesssla.

      about 19 hours ago
    • yassine mouhib
      yassine mouhib

      Bruh what about the Koenigsegg and the Hennessey

      about 22 hours ago
    • yassine mouhib
      yassine mouhib In reply to yassine mouhib

      Oh well i didn't know they ended production!

      about 1 hour ago
    • Emil Svensson
      Emil Svensson In reply to yassine mouhib

      Koenigsegg not a production car? Why does Wikipedia says it is then?

      about 2 hours ago
    • Teslanomics with Ben Sullins
      Teslanomics with Ben Sullins In reply to yassine mouhib

      Not production cars

      about 18 hours ago
    • Certain Randomness
      Certain Randomness

      IMO it's absurd to claim that's what people talk about when they say a car is "fast". Whether roadster is "fast" remains to be seen. Meanwhile, try to use the language we agreed on.


      Fast acceleration is not "fast". Commercial jets have much lower acceleration than say your tesla. You wouldn't call a tesla "faster" than a 747 would you?
      Top speed is also not "fast" necessarily. We can say you get somewhere "faster" in a car than by subway if you arrived before the the person who took the subway, even if said subway operates at a higher top speed than your car.


      That last example brings us to what is "fast": reaching the end faster. I think that's much less controversial and much more accurate.
      In terms of production cars, we can say testas are decently fast, but only in drag races until it stops being stomped by cheaper cars in lap times.
      In terms of "top performance", we can say electric cars are faster when formula e cars starts overtaking formula 1 cars.
      In terms of the theoretical limit in a completely straight line, we can say electric cars are faster when the next vehicle that breaks land speed record is electric.

      about 1 day ago
    • Yamin Tasin
      Yamin Tasin In reply to Certain Randomness

      ur retarded fast means acceleration so ye it is faster than 747 have u not seen hypercars race against fighter jets ur essay that you wrote is bs

      about 1 day ago
    • int 98
      int 98

      Tesla own all

      about 2 days ago
    • Benjamin Macdonald
      Benjamin Macdonald

      METRIC UNITS PLEASE

      about 2 days ago
    • Professor Y
      Professor Y In reply to Benjamin Macdonald

      Benjamin Macdonald this MURICA!

      about 7 hours ago
    • Poj Dia Vaj
      Poj Dia Vaj

      Time to kill smog pump supercar

      about 2 days ago
    • Andres D
      Andres D

      I can see the comments by all the gear heads that are still living in denial, you can acuse Tesla of being late delivering but not being wrong in their specs, I am pretty sure the Roadster will beat all gas guzzlers. Gas cars have been around for over 100 years and electrics in major production like Tesla only over a decade, yes we had electrics before but they went away long ago. Bottom line electrics are already better on almost every category than gas powered counterparts, gear heads need to accept that reality. And when the Tesla Roadster comes out, I am pretty sure it will beat ICE cars on the remaining ones Also lets get back to the real world, 99.9 percent of people won´t be able to afford any of these cars anyway, also 99.9 percent of people don´t need these type of cars, electrics are already superior on every facet that matters. For commuting less than 100 miles a day there is noting better than an electric car, period. Gear heads, why do you think electric motors and not the Diesel engines are used to move trains. You need to start accepting the laws of physics.

      about 5 days ago
    • Andres D
      Andres D In reply to Andres D

      @Certain Randomness you are just going out on a limb and involve rockets and other things that don't use either electric motors or ICE. I was not saying at all that electric is the best overall way of propulsion, I was just talking about electric vs ICE. I know the laws of physics very well. Trains use the electric motors to move and the diesel engines to generate electricity for those motors. I was only comparing ICE engines to electric motors. At no point I ever claimed that electric motors where the best overall way of propulsion, how would one even move a rocket with an electric motor. That don´t even make any sense at all. I also never claimed that electric cars had surpassed ICE cars on every category, clearly said that was not the case, I only stated that soon that may be the case. I also said every category that matters electrics are better except maybe range. Exactly where in my original statement am I telling a lie.

      about 1 day ago
    • Certain Randomness
      Certain Randomness In reply to Andres D

      Trains use electric motors because they are more efficient, also they don't need to carry batteries. All the top performing engines still harness chemical reactions.
      Rockets, airplanes, and ThrustSSC (land speed record last i checked) all use fuel, why you do think that is?
      You need to start accepting the laws of physics.


      Bottom line is electric is still worse on every category other than efficiency. (that's probably not true, but i'd wager it's more true than your statement)
      Maybe one day formula e will be the new formula one, but while that's not today, maybe don't lie.

      about 1 day ago
    • Andres D
      Andres D In reply to Andres D

      anish cyprin I think lots and lots of people hates Teslas, which I am not sure why. I read tons and tons of comments and articles bashing Tesla. Also for example have you heard of the people driving diesel trucks that spew black smoke on Tesla drivers. Don´t remember what they call that. Also ICEING, where diesel trucks block Tesla chargers. Don´t see a reason for that. If you or someone else chose to drive an ICE car instead of an electric that would not bother many anymore than you or someone else choosing to have a flip phone rather than a smart phone, that is everyone’s personal right to choose. I usually don´t see anyone on a Tesla going to those measure against people choosing to drive diesel trucks. Like blocking diesel fuel pumps or trying to hinder someone driving a diesel truck. So I kind of disagree with you saying that no one in the car community has anything against Teslas, it is obvious they do. But I understand Teslas are changing many things in society and a lot of people are not comfortable with change. As far as me, I love my Tesla, but I will always keep my stick shift old little Bimmer that I still enjoy driving, I will keep it for as long as I can.

      about 3 days ago
    • anish cyprin
      anish cyprin In reply to Andres D

      @Joao Mont nobody hates tesla in the car community it’s very much respected.... we just hate the typical tesla fanboys who constantly bash ice cars.... like we get it electric cars are the future.... while we just want to drive ice as long as possible

      about 4 days ago
    • Andres D
      Andres D In reply to Andres D

      +Joao Mont I agree, I will also as well keep an ICE car for a long time. I won't deny reality thou like so many people that hate Tesla do.

      about 4 days ago
    • Yannick Gleichauf
      Yannick Gleichauf

      so you didn't know a thing really and put in a made up torque figure .... that's just low effort rubbish content; sorr y mate - come back when you did the numbers on the actual top speed beside the tease we got 2 years ago.

      about 5 days ago
    • jerrymyahzcat
      jerrymyahzcat

      Sorry, we don't use lb ft or mph. We (the rest of the world outside the US pretty much) use Nm and km/h. Please use the metric system and get with the times.

      about 5 days ago
    • Sam Torres
      Sam Torres In reply to jerrymyahzcat

      Yeah but you're not doing it right

      about 5 days ago
    • bug a boo
      bug a boo In reply to jerrymyahzcat

      Niggas gotta go poop

      about 5 days ago
    • J
      J

      Oooohhh! A whole *12 miles* electric range. Impressive (coughs)

      about 6 days ago
    • Sam Torres
      Sam Torres In reply to J

      12 mile electric mode was just a bonus, if you're going to the store late at night and don't feel like waking up your entire neighborhood, yknow

      about 5 days ago
    • Sam Torres
      Sam Torres In reply to J

      They didn't put the electric motors there to drive on electricity for 12 miles. They put it there to assist the IC engine. To make the car faster.

      about 5 days ago
    • Dave Kane
      Dave Kane

      The founders edition will cost $250,000 and be limited to a thousand units. Don't worry though, there will be an even faster Tesla next year, making it a waste of money.

      about 6 days ago
    • Lu-X-eY
      Lu-X-eY

      Please keep in mind that some people dont use the mph system...

      about 6 days ago
    • Huzaifa Faheem
      Huzaifa Faheem In reply to Lu-X-eY

      Not some, most.

      about 4 days ago
    • Sam Torres
      Sam Torres In reply to Lu-X-eY

      Meow

      about 5 days ago
    • J
      J In reply to Lu-X-eY

      Simple MPH * 1.609 = KPH

      about 6 days ago
    • Marcio Oracio
      Marcio Oracio

      First of all, a lot of cars have claimed to be ‘the fastest in the world’ just because an electric company is saying it this time, doesn’t make it true. Claiming 250+mph... the Henessey Venom F5 claims 300+, the devel sixteen claims 315+, the list goes on. It doesnt take just an engine to achieve good speeds. The Chiron has a W16 engine and got beaten by the Agera RS that has only a V8, why is that? Because the Agera RS was made to beat those without having as much power, increasing downforce and other aspects in engineering. Without these engineering aspects, the Tesla Roadster wont make it to 250, and we cant say that it will have these aspects yet.
      Secondly, why do you only care about 0-60, 0-100 1/4 mile time and things like that? Roads aren’t all straight lines, why don’t you consider some track times maybe?
      Thirdly, next time do some research on some of the best cars in the world before making another video like this...

      about 7 days ago
    • yvalson
      yvalson In reply to Marcio Oracio

      +Marcio Oracio im not saying that it doesn't I'm saying that that information isn't given yet because well the car isn't out yet giving reasoning behind why it's not in the video

      about 6 days ago
    • Marcio Oracio
      Marcio Oracio In reply to Marcio Oracio

      yvalson if its supposed to beat other cars in every performance metric, it has to beat them on track as well, not to mention once again, track times are the most important, he couldnt even study some of the car’s aspects to say if it will be good on track or not...

      about 6 days ago
    • yvalson
      yvalson In reply to Marcio Oracio

      Because no track time has been released about the vehicle? He clearly states he's using the information that is currently out in public

      about 6 days ago
    • mythical swords
      mythical swords

      and the chiron is still in production

      about 10 days ago
    • Chhay Meng
      Chhay Meng In reply to mythical swords

      What? You just compare a Tesla with $3M Bugatti?😂😂😂

      about 5 days ago
    • James Wang
      James Wang

      Got a Tesla ad before this vid




      Is fate calling?

      about 13 days ago
    • Ra The RECKER
      Ra The RECKER

      But The Koenigsegg Reggera can go 273 mph, so it is the fastest not the Chiron.

      about 16 days ago
    • R Dudley
      R Dudley

      I've been in a friend's Tesla new 2018 from dead stop to wfo pretty awesome but it's lags at the end...

      about 19 days ago
    • Raw2929 Will
      Raw2929 Will

      It will destroy these garbage gas car

      about 20 days ago
    • Raw2929 Will
      Raw2929 Will

      Gas car should burn to the ground

      about 20 days ago
    • Under barrel PB cam
      Under barrel PB cam In reply to Raw2929 Will

      Most of them do at some point.

      about 8 days ago
    • the king of utub e
      the king of utub e

      Demon is ugly but fast

      about 21 day ago
    • the king of utub e
      the king of utub e In reply to the king of utub e

      +Jake Rizkallah imo the demon is ugly af

      about 21 day ago
    • Jake Rizkallah
      Jake Rizkallah In reply to the king of utub e

      the king of utub e ur trolling

      about 21 day ago
    • Epic Gamer
      Epic Gamer

      The zero to sixty speeds in this vid are false

      about 21 day ago
    • Epic Gamer
      Epic Gamer In reply to Epic Gamer

      The dodge demon is currently the fastest zero to sixty speed at 2.2 just a bit faster than the 918, but yah the Bugatti speed is wrong.

      about 17 days ago
    • Charles Brenchley
      Charles Brenchley In reply to Epic Gamer

      The Bugatti Chiron goes 0-60 in 2.5, not 2.3. Other than that, they're all correct. If you're doubting Tesla's specifically, they've never lied about their stats. In fact, people usually find they can get a quicker 0-60 than Tesla officially states with only the stock car.

      about 17 days ago
    • Berget Vistamista
      Berget Vistamista

      Tesla Roadster x SpaceX will include rockets

      about 21 day ago
    • Randomwhateve R
      Randomwhateve R

      False info sorry Koenigsegg Agera Rs officially reached 277 mph and is the current record holder

      about 22 days ago
    • Charles Brenchley
      Charles Brenchley In reply to Randomwhateve R

      +off colored I wouldn't say disqualified, but it's definitely not in the running yet. The difference is while the agera rs will never get a production spike, tesla will be making many roadsters, enough for it to be solidly a (high end) production car.

      about 2 days ago
    • off colored
      off colored In reply to Randomwhateve R

      +Charles Brenchley by that logic the Tesla is not yet a production car and is automatically disqualified

      about 2 days ago
    • ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs
      ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs In reply to Randomwhateve R

      +Jake Kienholz And it's gas/electricity. Roadster is not solar powered.
      Electric car fanboys are so dumb Sometimes it's unbelievable.

      about 9 days ago
    • ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs
      ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs In reply to Randomwhateve R

      +Jake Kienholz Roadster gonna set the Nurburgring record or reach 300mph.. 🤔
      I'd stick with the 0-60 figures and be quiet lol.

      about 9 days ago
    • ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs
      ғɪʟʟ 1ɴ ᴛ҉ ʜ3 ʙʟᴀɴᴋs In reply to Randomwhateve R

      +Charles Brenchley And there are much more than 25 Koenigsegg cars in existence.

      about 9 days ago
    • Wayne Shaffer
      Wayne Shaffer

      2020 Tesla Roadster with the SpaceX package? The only thing missing then would be a flux capacitor. Set the dial to the desired date and time, hovercraft mode on, hit 88 MPH in about 2.2 seconds, and...


      ZZZZZZAAP time travel in style!

      about 23 days ago
    • Nightharmony Music
      Nightharmony Music

      Could I ask wheres the Hennessey F5..... at.

      about 24 days ago
    • Marcio Oracio
      Marcio Oracio In reply to Nightharmony Music

      Nightharmony Music development hell 😂😂

      about 7 days ago
    • Karočenas •
      Karočenas •

      My lada goes 600km/h -_-

      about 24 days ago
    • Mr Soup
      Mr Soup In reply to Karočenas •

      r/itswoooshwith3os

      about 7 days ago
    • Karočenas •
      Karočenas • In reply to Karočenas •

      r/whoosh

      about 16 days ago
    • Dividend Income
      Dividend Income In reply to Karočenas •

      And if it did, you wouldn’t know how to handle it... which makes it useless and not achievable

      about 16 days ago
    • Charles Brenchley
      Charles Brenchley In reply to Karočenas •

      sure

      about 17 days ago