Tesla Roadster Is Cheaper and Faster than Bugatti Chiron
Slideshow: 2020 hasn’t happened yet, but it’s already shaping up to be the next greatest battle of the super cars. Here’s how Tesla is taking the fight to Bugatti. Spoiler alert: it’s going to be faster.
Oh What Fun
Tesla is claiming this car is going to hit 0-60 in 1.9 seconds which is just the tip of the iceberg. This car is going to move the proverbial yardstick a few miles over for the electric sports cars. Let’s take a look at some of the mind-bending numbers that just might make this a Bugatti killer.
Top Speed & Torque
Musk was quoted saying this vehicle will trounce the quarter mile in 8.8 seconds which makes it a destroyer of supercars worldwide. The fastest pasta rockets in the world right now—Ferrari LaFerrari, Bugatti Chiron, McLaren P1, Dodge Demon—will pull mid to high 9 second quarter miles for reference. This new roadster is going to be the real king when the dust settles.
All electric cars suffer from range anxiety. Once they hit a few hundred miles, it’s game over unless you have a charging station close by. Tesla’s solution to this is a claim of 620 miles on a full charge. Sound too good to be true? We’re skeptical as well. If it’s true, however, this would be a game changer for all electric cars in a massive way.
$200,000 + 4
That is the price this car will (hopefully) be sold at when it launches in one year time with a cabin that seats 4 adults. Can’t do that in a Chiron. At this point, if the company can offer even close to the performance and range being advertised, it might be tough to justify buying a 911 over one of these. No word on suspension design or setup, though. With something this potent, you will need all the control you can get. Tires will be crying from all that horsepower.
This car will mark a new horizon for the performance EV and could represent a major change in the automobile. One hindering factor will be the outright weight of the vehicle and how that weight is distributed. All the power in the world means nothing if it can’t take a corner so hopefully, kilos are kept to a minimum and the batteries are mounted ultra-low in the chassis. What do you think about this new supercar from Tesla?