Wednesday, August 4, 2021
News Tesla Roadster acceleration reactions are as intense as the car itself

Tesla Roadster acceleration reactions are as intense as the car itself

We all know Tesla builds stupidly fast cars. The Model S P100D’s straight line acceleration is unlike anything on the road right now. It accelerates faster than any supercar you can think of, and will even give superbikes a run for their money.

The only thing that has a chance to beat a Model S in a straight race is in fact another Tesla, and it’s called the Roadster. 

Now, Tesla is showing us just how fast the Roadster is in typical Tesla fashion. A video showing people’s reactions when the accelerator is floored was released last Friday. There’s no question the people in the video are experiencing something they have never felt before. 

The Tesla Roadster will be an absolute monster when it’s builder gets around to producing it. It gets to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and needs only 4.2 seconds to get to 160 mph. It blows past the quarter-mile in 8.8 seconds, making it faster than any other vehicle ever produced. To put things in perspective, the Roadster gets through the quarter-mile 2.3 seconds faster than the Ferrari Enzo back in its day, 1.6 seconds faster than a Model S P100D, and 0.8 seconds faster than a Dodge Demon.  

Review: 2018 Tesla Model S P100D

Other cars the Tesla Roadster beats in a quarter-mile race by more than a second:

  • Porsche 918 Spyder
  • Ferrari LaFerrari
  • McLaren P1
  • McLaren 720S
  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
  • Any Lamborghini
  • Any other Ferrari
  • Any other Porsche
  • Any other McLaren
  • Any other Bugatti
  • Anything else. 

Let’s be clear here, we are not Tesla Roadster groupies and we’ll actually be a little surprised if it actually goes on sale. That said, we can appreciate an impressive, out-of-the-world car when we see one, and the Roadster certainly fits that description. 

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