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Posted: November 16, 2017

Tesla touts new Roadster as world's 'quickest car'

The new Tesla Roadster can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than two seconds and can top speeds of 250 mph.
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The new Tesla Roadster can go from 0 to 60 mph in less than two seconds and can top speeds of 250 mph.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Tesla unveiled what it called “the quickest car in the world” late Thursday,

And the new Roadster is fast. Very fast.

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On its website, Tesla said that its Roadster production car, the newest version of its original sports vehicle, can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds.

Tesla also said that the Roadster, which will be available in 2020, can go from 0 to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds and can cover a quarter-mile in 8.9 seconds. The four-seater can hit speeds up to 250 mph. Tesla said.

“It will be the first time that any production car has broken nine seconds in the quarter mile,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk told CNBC.

The “all-electric supercar” also has a 200-kilowatt battery pack that offers 620 miles of highway driving.

Suggested retail price is $200,000, Tesla said.


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