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Tesla next gen Roadster "evolves into something better than prototype in every way"



It's been two years since Tesla unveiled the prototype for its next-generation Roadster and it will probably be another one or two years before it hits production, but it's probably worth the wait.

Tesla's chief designer says the vehicle is "evolving."

When Tesla was first revealed, Tesla claimed a list of impressive specs for its new Roadster, including 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, 620 miles of range and more.

Other supercar manufacturers even said it raised the standard for them.

CEO Elon Musk has also teased these specifications as the "base specifications", and other versions should have even crazier performance.

Later, he even said that Tesla will offer a "SpaceX package" that will include cold-air presses.

At first, the CEO said that these thrusters, which are basically small rocket engines, "will dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking and cornering," but he also said it "might even let a Tesla fly."

Although it is still unclear how serious Musk is about the new Tesla Roadster with the SpaceX package, Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla's chief designer, confirmed that the vehicle is developing.

He said on the Ride the Lighting podcast this weekend:

“It develops merit that way and it needs more time. It will be even better than what we revealed – in every way. "

The design manager would not confirm how the vehicle is developing exactly, but he said it is turning into "the ultimate vehicle".

When he unveiled the car, Musk said the idea was to "deliver the ultimate smackdown to gasoline cars" by removing its "halo effect" and having the best possible all-electric supercar.

Last month, the company even said they expect the production version of the Tesla Roadster supercar to break the Nürburgring record next year.

Originally, Musk has talked about launching the new Tesla Roadster in 2020, but recently he tempered expectations as to the timing of the launch of the supercar, saying it's not a priority.


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