The maiden voyage of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket will have some interesting cargo, Elon Musk revealed on Twitter last night. Musk’s own cherry red Tesla Roadster playing “Space Oddity” over its stereo system will be aboard the rocket with its final destination being Mars’ orbit. [Update: Just kidding! He made it all…
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.
On paper, the new Tesla Roadster is a tour de force with a claimed range of 620 miles, a 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds. It’s seriously impressive, but if you take Tesla CEO Elon Musk at his word, a “special upgrade” package for the car could allow it to fly. I thought Musk was kidding. Apparently some of you think he’s…
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…
The Tesla Roadster, unexpectedly, is back. The specs that Tesla are claiming verge on the unbelievable. Top speed of 250+ MPH. 0-60 in 1.9 seconds. Range of 620 miles.
Remember the Tesla Roadster, the punchy Lotus jammed full of batteries that put Tesla on the map about 10 years ago? It’s gone now, but we think of it fondly. And there’s a chance that it will make a comeback.
EBay user jester944 thinks the Tesla Roadster represents the beginning of a new era of electrification, and is therefore going to be a priceless collectable gem in just a few short decades. It’s so valuable, in fact, that his Buy It Now price on validation prototype number 00032 is a lofty $1,000,032. Yes, those…
Meet George Oscar Bluth and his Tesla Roadster.
We talked about this a little bit in the original post covering Tesla’s announcement of LUDICROUS SPEED being introduced to the Model S. But buried in the details of that announcement was some more sizable news. In four years, there’s going to be a new Tesla Roadster.
The long-promised but yet-to-be-delivered upgrade to the Tesla Roadster is coming this year, and while Tesla still hasn't told its earliest adopters exactly when they can get the update or how much it cost, the automaker just completed a non-stop, 340-mile trip.
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.
Tesla will make its racing debut this month at Pike's Peak, when a specially modified Tesla Roadster will race Monster Tajima's badass plug-in up the mountain at America's oldest and most historic off-road motorsports event!
The Tesla Roadster was a product of its manufacturer's infancy, and while it drives okay, even the company admits it was a bit of a hack job. In an effort to remedy that, the little convertible is going to receive an upgrade later this year, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Elon Musk is a perfectionist, so it's no surprise that he's willing to admit that the original Tesla Roadster was a mishmash of parts that looked great on paper, but didn't quite mesh in the real world.
NASCAR Sprint Cup races are made up of 43 snarling, V8 beasts. But one day, the V8 could go extinct and NASCAR could go electric. This is what it would be like if Tesla took over NASCAR. Simon and Garfunkel would approve.