All-New Tesla Roadster: What You Need to Know

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The Second-Generation Tesla Roadster Aims to Break All Records

During Tesla’s recent event to unveil its all-electric semi truck, the automaker unleashed a grand surprise: a battery-electric second-generation Tesla Roadster with a list of record-setting stats that indicate it can significantly outperform any production vehicle ever made. Not only were these otherworldly numbers revealed on paper, but a prototype vehicle was on hand to show proof-of-concept.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk joked, "The point of doing this is to give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline cars. Driving a gasoline sports car is going to feel like a steam engine with a side of quiche.”

The original Tesla Roadster was the automaker’s first offering and shared some production and parts with the Lotus Elise. The Roadster premiered as a prototype in 2006, and the first production vehicle was delivered in 2008 to Elon Musk. It was the first mass-produced, street-legal, long-range all-electric vehicle ever produced. Tesla sold just shy of 2,500 Roadsters globally from between 2008 and 2012.

Read through the following slides to learn more about the upcoming Tesla Roadster.