Tesla Roadster 2025: 0 to 100 km/h under 1 second

Elon Musk's announcement

Tesla Roadster
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When Elon Musk first revealed the new Tesla Roadster in 2017, expectations were sky high. Now that we're almost in 2025, it looks like Tesla is preparing something that could exceed all expectations. The new Roadster promises to reach 60 miles per hour (about 96 km/h) in less than one second, setting a new milestone in the automotive industry.

When Tesla announced the second generation Tesla Roadster in 2017, the world stood in anticipation. By promising to reach 100 km/h in just 1.9 seconds, Tesla has set high standards for the future of electric sports cars. But Elon Musk's latest statements on the X platform (formerly Twitter) went a step further. The Roadster is now said to reach this milestone in less than one second, which is almost hard to believe.

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At the same time, Musk adds that the new Roadster will be something completely different, "if it can even be called a car". His words hint at a product that will transcend all previous definitions of a car, with the potential to become the most stunning product launch ever.

The technical specifications of the Roadster have always been an object of admiration. From promised speeds of over 250 miles per hour (about 402 km/h), to reaching 620 miles (about 998 km) on a single charge and the option to remove the glass roof, the Roadster is designed to set new milestones. The addition of the SpaceX option, which includes ten small rocket motors to improve acceleration, speed, braking and handling, only adds to the feeling that this is a vehicle of the future.

Tesla Roadster
Photo: Tesla
However, some skepticism remains, especially regarding the promise of a 60 mph time of less than one second. A comparison with the McMurtry Speirling, which achieved this milestone in 1.4 seconds but is not road legal, raises questions about the feasibility of such an achievement for a road legal car like the Roadster.

While the price of the Roadster, which ranges between $200,000 and $250,000, is high, it seems relatively affordable compared to other vehicles in this segment, such as the Rimac Nevera. Tesla is already accepting reservations for the $50,000 Roadster, which shows the company's belief in the success of this model.

While Elon Musk's promise to accelerate the Roadster to 60 miles per hour in less than one second may raise doubts, there's no doubt that Tesla is once again pushing the boundaries of what's possible with this model. With promises of outstanding technical specifications and innovations that could even include rocket engines, the Roadster remains one of the most anticipated electric cars of the future. While we'll have to wait a little longer for the final product, it's clear that Tesla continues to set high goals in the automotive industry, with the Roadster leading the way.

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