Remember the Tesla Roadster? It might soon be the fastest production car available. That is - if the production line speed can match the reported acceleration figures.
The original 2010 Roadster put Tesla on the map - now of course with the widely recognised range of Model 3, Model S, Model X and Model Y. The OG Roadster asking price of over $150,000 dollars makes the current Model 3 look like a budget car at $40,000. Naturally, the amazing brand and technology was going to get more affordable - venture capitalists have a habit of doing incredible things at a huge financial risk to themselves. Pioneering space and automotive advancement for the good of all mankind!
I mean, let us not forget that Musk actually shot a Roadster into space. Now at over 200 million miles from Earth we are wondering why this hasn’t been entered into the high mileage club. Luckily it’s not on finance with an annual mileage cap - imagine the quote stating 100 million miles per year (excess mileage charges may apply).
Electric cars aren’t generally the hottest down the seafront with the performance crew - even though a 40k price tag can get you to 60 mph in around 3 seconds (Model 3). 10 years ago the Tesla electric Roadster would charge hundreds of thousands for a 4 second 0 - 60 sprint!
Electric cars obviously benefit from instant torque and the Tesla Model S at around $90,000 matches a $3million Bugatti Chiron, with a reported 2.4 second 0 - 60mph. Now if someone offered you a Tesla Model S or a Bugatti Chiron, it’s not worth even finishing that rhetoric because if anyone chose the Tesla, I’m having Musk shoot me into space.
Back to the Roadster; it’s now been pushed back even further to 2022, and Elon Musk has boasted that it will demonstrate acceleration from 0 - 60 mph in 1.9 seconds! This will easily make it the fastest production car available. Not to mention a top speed of 250+mph - and a reported range of over 600 miles on a full charge!
Matchbox (yes, the toy cars) will be selling an eco-friendly fully recyclable Tesla Roadster toy in 2022 - and Mattel are even adding electric charge points to their petrol station playsets. Since the new Roadster reveal was back in 2017, it looks like you will be able to buy the die-cast well before the actual vehicle goes into production. Mattel have made clear their intentions to empower the younger generation with knowledge about environmental sustainability through play.
Roberto Stanichi - Global Head of Vehicles at Mattel states:
"Since the inception of the modern-day die-cast car nearly 70 years ago, Matchbox has been using design and innovation to connect kids with the real world around them through play. Matchbox is committed to using 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials to do our part in addressing the environmental issues we face today, and empower the next generation of Matchbox fans to help steer us towards a sustainable future."
If you are unable to imagine what an electric supercar feels like - and honestly it is like you are driving a space shuttle - Driving Experience can get you into a 762 bhp Tesla Model S P90D in ‘Ludicrous’ mode for as little as £59. Yes, there is genuinely a button on the dash that says ‘ludicrous’ and yes you genuinely have to press and hold it for five seconds in order to unleash what can only be described as hyperspace travel. Head to our Tesla Experiences to book your driving experience in it today.