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The price of Tesla’s new Roadster has been revealed, and it isn’t cheap

by Brandon Russell | November 17, 2017November 17, 2017 2:00 pm PST

Tesla’s fastest ever production car will also be the company’s most expensive. At its semi truck event on Thursday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk also unveiled the new Roadster, a luxury car that can reportedly get over 600 miles on a single charge.

So, how much will Tesla’s new premium vehicle cost? $200,000, with a $50,000 deposit required to reserve the vehicle. That’s on the opposite spectrum of Tesla’s Model 3, which required a $1,000 deposit and will cost under $30,000 after incentives.

At the current price point, the car challenges the top luxury automakers on the market. According to Musk, the point of the new Roadster was to “give a hardcore smackdown to internal combustion cars.” It’s certainly a statement.

As for the Roadster’s specs, it’s unlike anything we’ve seen. If and when Tesla actually makes the car, the automaker projects it will go from 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds, making it the fastest production car ever. It can do a quarter mile in 8.9 seconds.

With a projected range of 620 miles, Tesla says someone can drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco and back on a single charge. The projected range beats the snot out of Tesla’s current lineup of electric vehicles, including the Model 3, which gets just over 200 miles on a single charge.

This is assuming Tesla can actually produce the vehicle, which it says will begin in 2020. That’s very ambitious for a company still struggling to produce the Model 3, but based on what we’ve seen, we’re rooting for the automaker to make it happen.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.