With all of the Insane and Ludicrous speeds the Tesla Model S has, it’s hard to think about the Tesla Roadster. It’s unbelievable to see the Model S as the world’s fastest sedan, but it is. Most of the press is point to a sedan that can hit 60 in just 2.8 seconds. But little do everyone knows, the Tesla Roadster is officially coming in 4 years.
The original Roadster grew the Tesla company. Released in 2006, it was an all electric car that can go 245 miles on a single charge and hit 125 mph. It was based on the Lotus Elise platform with the batter pack in the back to keep the power planted like a mid engine car. Tesla hasn’t came out with a Roadster in years, but it recently got a surprising 3.0 upgrade that improved the range and performance. Of course that was because the Tesla Model S was making the Roadster feel a little on the slow side.
The Roadster will be very important as it will increase Tesla’s line-up in the future. The electric company is expected to release the Model X next year, with the Model 3 right after that. Next thing you know the Roadster will be next. However, something tells me that the Roadster will be called the Model R.