American carmaker Tesla produced a line of electric sports car called as Tesla Roadster from 2008 to 2012. It was the first street-legal all-electric car powered by lithium-ion batteries. But
Three years ago Tesla had announced that the next-generation Roadster is in the making. Tesla boss Elon Musk calls it as the Tesla Roadster 4.0 and expects it to be quicker than the first-gen model.
That would an interesting target. Would, of course, only count if capable of doing so right off the production line with street legal tires.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 13, 2017
In his latest tweet, Musk hinted at how fast will be the next-gen Roadster. The first-generation model was capable of reaching 0-100km/h in just 2.5 seconds.
Replying to a tweet about the new Roadster, Musk said that the electric car could do 0-100km/h under two seconds provided the car is fitted with some aftermarket tyres. He said, "Would, of course, only count if capable of doing so right off the production line with street legal tyres."
Currently, Tesla is busy with the launch of the Model 3 and also working on the Model Y. So, the Roadster 4.0 is unlikely to hit the roads anytime soon.