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The Original Tesla Roadster and Beyond

In May, 2015, I had the honor of having my first Tesla car ride. It was in the original Tesla roadster with a friend in California. Let's talk about the Tesla Roadster then, now, and in the future.


The original Tesla Roadster

A friend of a friend took me on a ride in the original Tesla Roadster and it was in that moment, that I knew there was something different about Tesla and its cars. I barely even fit in the passenger seat because I'm so tall, but the quick speed and acceleration, and just the overall general feel of the car made me curious to learn more. My friend bought her Tesla Roadster used for around $60,000 I believe. It was a small car and very light.

Looking at it now, it seems like an ancient vehicle, especially when compared to the Tesla Model S Plaid. But the car has multiple screen displays and was very advanced for its time.

Current state of the Tesla Roadster

There's been talk of a next generation Tesla Roadster for a long time. Following a Twitter thread from Elon Musk, we can learn a little more about this.

We can deduce that the Tesla Roadster will likely be superior to the Tesla Model S Plaid in acceleration, performance, and range. One of the primary reasons for this will be because the car is much lighter and can thus go faster with less weight to pull.

What to expect in the future from the Tesla Roadster

I exepect that the Tesla Roadster of the future will be able to go 0 to 60 miles per hour in much less than 1.99 seconds. I also expect an option to have a rocket booster on it, which will allow the vehicle to temporarily hover and achieve a 0 to 60 miles per hour in around 1.1 seconds. The reason is this Tweet here.

Elon Musk describes the rapid acceleration like a hardcore roller coaster and probably not wise for those with a medical condition. Which probably rules me out sadly. Still, once production of the Roadster is complete, I can see it being used on race tracks.

What do you think about the original Tesla Roadster? Will the new Tesla Roadster be released in the next year?

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Jeremy Johnson is a Tesla investor and supporter. He first invested in Tesla in 2017 after years of following Elon Musk and admiring his work ethic and intelligence. Since then, he's become a Tesla bull, covering anything about Tesla he can find, while also dabbling in other electric vehicle companies. Jeremy covers Tesla developments at Torque News. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to stay in touch and follow his Tesla news coverage on Torque News.