Truck? What truck? Tesla Semi overshadowed by insane new Tesla Roadster

As we previewed yesterday, Elon Musk introduced his electric semi truck last night, an event that was almost totally overshadowed by his unexpected surprise announcement: a new Tesla Roadster sports car. And what a car it’ll be…. when it gets built, eventually. Tesla got its start with the Roadster over a decade ago, and that original EV sports car was built on a Lotus Elise chassis, and even then it was quite the performance machine.

But the new Roadster is a clean sheet design and the numbers are stunning: 0 to 60 in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 in 4 seconds, a top speed of 250 miles an hour or better, and over 600 miles of range from a 200 kilowatt-hour battery. And while the price is pegged at a lofty $200,000 for the base model and $250,000 for the “Founder Series,” that kind of money barely buys a set of new tires for the exotic cars the Roadster will be leaving far, far behind in pretty much any race.

It also doesn’t look too shabby either. Musk says the Roadster will arrive in 2020, and you can reserve a regular model with a $50,000 deposit, or you can lock in one of the 1,000 Founder Series cars by paying the full $250,000 up front. Oh, and we forgot to mention one little thing: the Roadster has seating for four people, not two. Check out the new Roadster: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/tesla-roadster/

And the new Tesla Semi: https://www.digitaltrends.com/cars/tesla-semi/

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