Tesla Roadster: 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds - 8.8 second quarter-mile

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    Tesla Roadster: 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds - 8.8 second quarter-mile

    With two electric motors up front and one in the rear, the Roadster comes with all-wheel drive. The amount of power being provided to all four wheels is where this car becomes absurd: 7,375.6 lb-ft of torque. No, thatís not a typo. Seven thousand three hundred and seventy-five. That is enough power to rocket the small Roadster from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and Tesla is putting the Roadsterís top speed at over 250 mph.

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    Wow - I want one!

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    Earlier speedsters from Tesla had a very limited range, 620 miles is a nice improvement.

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    1.9? Ehh I guess that's decent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    1.9? Ehh I guess that's decent.
    Does anything street legal beat that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Does anything street legal beat that?
    It was a joke. Haha 1.9 is ridiculous.

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    That's insane!!! I had a car once that went 0 to 60 in 1.9 minutes. It couldn't maintain 60 for long , though.

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    What’s the cost of recharging this amazing vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Ed View Post
    What’s the cost of recharging this amazing vehicle?
    I have no idea but I assume less than a tank of gas.

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    Totally insane to think in literally a blink of the eye you’d be doing 60mph. Instant power. Cost of the car is obviously going to keep a lot of people away, but I’d assume if you can afford the price tag you can afford the repairs. Any idea on anyone local who’d be able to work on it or how much parts would be? The Bugatti people have to be praying this is a total flop job by Tesla

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackie Ed View Post
    Totally insane to think in literally a blink of the eye you’d be doing 60mph. Instant power. Cost of the car is obviously going to keep a lot of people away, but I’d assume if you can afford the price tag you can afford the repairs. Any idea on anyone local who’d be able to work on it or how much parts would be? The Bugatti people have to be praying this is a total flop job by Tesla
    Ten years from now you will be able to buy an Electric Car for under 50K that will run circles around any @bugatti

    I can't wait!

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    The torque created by electric cars is ridiculous. It's inevitable that an electric car could beat out any kind of internal combustion engine. No chain reaction to wait for with the electric car...it's just an instantaneous electrical impulse straight to the wheels. Electro-magnets are a cool thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonels_Wear_Blue View Post
    The torque created by electric cars is ridiculous. It's inevitable that an electric car could beat out any kind of internal combustion engine. No chain reaction to wait for with the electric car...it's just an instantaneous electrical impulse straight to the wheels. Electro-magnets are a cool thing.
    We are just scratching the surface of so many technologies.

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    That's the beauty of electric motors. The torque is the same from the time you send juice to it as it is at Max rpm. Gas engines make peak torque usually in the mid to higher rpm range, with peak horsepower coming in at the to of the rpm range. Newer cars having more gears have made the performance and fuel milage better by keeping the engine in it's torque and horespower " sweet spot", but it still will not match the torque of electric. With that much torque, you don't need all the gears to get it moving and moving quickly!

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