Though a battery researcher told me he thinks Tesla’s performance claims for its new Roadster are plausible, there are many other factors besides batteries that affect acceleration. So let Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained walk you through the basic physics of how Tesla might pull this off.
Skepticism abounds when someone makes a claim as outlandish as Elon Musk’s assertion that the new Tesla Roadster will scoot to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and manage a range of 620 miles. So I spoke with a battery researcher from Carnegie Mellon to break it down and see how feasible all this really is.
Despite the fact that Tesla is still trying figure out how to mass produce a regular car, Elon Musk, in his infinite wisdom, has decided to take on the project of making a semi-truck and a Roadster. I’ll save the hot takes about the truck for someone else, but even if the Roadster actually gets made, it won’t be a…
After Tesla debuted its new Roadster last night, it gave a few folks a test ride to show off “Plaid,” the “beyond ludicrous” launch mode that is said to help rocket the car to 60 mph in under two seconds. Here’s a look at it in action. In the video, the driver actually blows right past 60 mph and hits 81 in what seems…
“You can’t know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been” is the kind of lame, sing-song fortune cookie saying you get from time to time in lieu of an actual fortune. And while on most days, I think it’s merely a hokey way of reminding people that the past is important, when it involves two very special…
Regardless of your feelings on vintage-inspired cars, you have to be excited for this new roadster. The Fiat display at the LA Auto Show brought new and old Spider styling together. Raphael Orlove has mixed feelings, but come on. We all want to drive this thing.
Tesla is out with its 3.0 upgrade for the Roadster, and by combining improved aerodynamics, reduced rolling resistance, and new batteries, Tesla claims its achieved a 40-50 percent improvement on range. And it's going to test that with a road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Tesla's earliest adopters were promised an update to the Roadster before the end of the year and Elon Musk is delivering with less than a week to spare.
The fine folks in Coventry were kind enough to give us a glimpse of their pre-production V6 and V8 Jaguar F-Type roadsters hooning through the wet and curvy roads of Wales. While you drool over the photos of the E-Type's spiritual successor, here is a quick reminder of what we already know about the newest Jaaaaaag.
Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas.
Remember a few months back when we wrote about the handbuilt BMW Zagato Coupé? Well, in the three months since then, BMW built another one and hacked the roof off of it. Apparently, Adrian van Hooydonk, Director Design BMW Group, and Andrea Zagato decided the response was so good for the coupé that they needed to make…
If you're in need of definitive evidence that human civilization is on a downward spiral, look no further than this.
Tomorrow marks the end of Hanukkah, the traditional Jewish celebration of one-night's worth of oil burning for eight. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Autocars Sabra roadster comes from the traditionally Jewish State of Israel, but will its price light your fire?
Much as houseboats don't make good houses or good boats, this multi-hyphenated creation from North Carolina offers too many choices in one $25,000 package. Why, I bet that floor wax would make a delicious dessert topping.
Lamborghini's latest exotics borrow heavily from the aerodynamic designs of modern aviation. Makes sense for a group of enthusiasts in a rainbow of Lamborghinis to meet up with a team of pilots for the ultimate desert dogfight.
After launching the public relations campaign/lawsuit against Top Gear last week over its withering test of the all-electric Tesla Roadster, Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally spoke out today. His reason for suing? Tesla's investors kept asking about it.
This Tesla Roadster's looking suspiciously hot with the ski rack up top. Unfortunately, it's ruined by Elon Musk's charge they're not going to stop until all cars are electric. Your own quotes in your booth? Hmm... megalomania.