Watch Insane Reactions To Tesla Roadster’s Stupidly Quick Acceleration

DEC 10 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 22

There’s quick. Then there’s Tesla Roadster quick.

The all-new, yet-to-be-released Tesla Roadster is bonkers. It’s so quick that it makes even the Tesla Model S P100D look comparatively slow.

Tesla just released a new video from the reveal night for the new Roadster. Why now? We’re not entirely sure, but we aren’t complaining. What we are doing is enjoying the facial expressions and words of those few who were lucky enough to experience the Roadster’s launch.

0 to 60 MPH in under 2 seconds is stupidly quick and the reactions from those onboard are equally insane.

Take a look for yourself and let us know if you agree with our stupidly quick assessment.

Video description:

First test rides in the new Roadster.

Tesla Roadster specs:

  • 7,376 pound-feet of torque
  • 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, making it the quickest production car in the world.
  • 0-100 mph in 4.2 seconds.
  • Quarter mile in 8.8 seconds, which beats every other production car.
  • 250+ mph top speed.
  • 620 miles of highway range.

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22 Comments on "Watch Insane Reactions To Tesla Roadster’s Stupidly Quick Acceleration"

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Too bad it will probably weigh close to two and a half tons with that gigantic 200kwh battery and three electric motors. A lighter car with a smaller battery might have been more driving fun at the end of the day, but of course such a beast of a halo car is priceless advertising for Tesla.

“Too bad”?!?!

It’s safe to say you’ve never ridden in any Tesla Roadster, neither the old nor the new!

Think about it though. If it was any lighter, the tyres wouldn’t have enough traction to accelerate. My X is chirping it’s tyres for the first 50m and if you floor the pedal it is much slower than progressively applying the accelerator. The car is reducing power with its traction control. I’d say the lack of weight and the limits of tyre technology are what I’d stopping the Roadster from going faster.

There’s such a thing as wider tires. I agree with the OP, it would have been a better car with 100 kWh onboard.

I suspect the “double battery” has also to do with avoid overheating for a longer period when driving on a track, but i also agree the 200 kWh sounds like too much handle curves. We will be able to make a rather good comparison with the new Rimac C2.

Read an article on Yahoo today regarding how well a 13 year-old McLaren would do against current supercar competition. But they also added, when one excludes hybrid/electric cars then the list is even shorter. Some day the ICE crowd will push for their own ICE-only class, because they can’t compete any more.

Some day an electric car might do a lap of a track like the 919 Evo can. Until then.

We don’t know how fast this Roadster can do it. Quite possibly faster than the 919 right now. If not, then when it is in production and the specs are higher than now, and with the SpaceX thrusters installed…..no problem.
Porsche is limited by lateral adhesion. Not a problem for the Roadster.

Some day an ICE car will beat the Loeb record on pikes peak…. Ohh wait!
It was an electric?

Do Not Read Between The Lines

Obviously because of the Audi.

I felt that the Roadster event just fooled people about the speed with the lights at launch.

Wow, the anti-Tesla cultists are out in force today!

They must be getting very, very scared…

Well, think about it. The market got hammered last week, while Tesla just casually sailed along actually going up, bucking the downdraft. Yes, they are on the verge of panic, as evidenced by their increasing attacks vrs. Tesla, which never really let up. The latest is that because he insulted the SEC, which really deserves to be insulted, that’s a reason to give some hope to short-sellers, since all other indicators as to prognosticating the success of Tesla are getting better.
The short-seller thesis is in tatters, and they are losing money hand over fist, so they cling to some vain hope that the SEC will come charging over the hill to save them.

Do Not Read Between The Lines

Wow, thanks! Finally, I’m an anti-Tesla cultist!
I’ve tried over 7,000 times on TMC, and nobody’s ever called me one there. 🙁

Elon Musk’s a smart guy, and a skilled salesman. He’s not been posting about the Roadster so why now?

Maybe it’s not the Audi e-tron GT. So, if not why post now? Maybe it’s just opportunism after 60 Minutes. I’d expect that the 60 Minutes-Next-Gen Roadster market doesn’t have much crossover, so maybe trying to use it to sell Model 3.

Get your Model S, X or 3 while the $7.5k tax credit lasts!

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Thanks!
Many posts here and over 7,000 posts at TMC and nobody’s ever called me anti-Tesla cultist. 🙁

So why else, post that out of the blue?
He’s a hype machine, so you there’s something that prompted Tesla to release the video.
Not much Roadster-60 MInutes crossover.
Trying to halo people into buying a Model 3 before the end of the year? Look at our undelivered vehicle you can’t afford! Don’t look at that other undelivered vehicle over there that you can’t afford!

Hee hee…sure, they accelerated the lights in the opposite direction and faked the G forces on the passengers.

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I’m sure that the Roadster was fast, but Tesla put those lights there for a reason.

A launch in the roadster could cost you your lunch.

or your life

I smell an update coming from Tesla late January.

“Stupidly” quick?

No, I’d say take a page from our British friends and say “Brilliantly quick!” 🙂

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Not taking the book though. Nobody’d say that.

Fast as a bastard, maybe.

There needs to be a Tesla ride at a theme park.