Tesla Roadster for 2023

Tesla Roadster is set to arrive in 2023! This is after Tesla CEO Elon Musk answered a user’s tweet asking for an update about the second-generation Tesla Roadster. Musk said, “Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023.”

Tesla Roadster is the latest to join the list of Tesla vehicles to be delayed. With the ongoing pandemic, supply shortages have limited the production of vehicles leading to another delay of the Roadster. Musk explained, “2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship.”

In 2017, Tesla revealed the Roadster at its Tesla Semi event, and the company expected the car to debut in 2020. However, Elon Musk announced in May of that year that it will likely debut in late 2021. Following the delay is yet another announcement that production of the car wouldn’t begin until 2022.

An anticipated performance, engine, and transmission

Tesla Roadster has one of the highly anticipated performance, engine, and transmission. When it was first revealed, auto enthusiasts took by surprise the details of its ultra-performance. Musk characterized the vehicle as “will be the fastest production car ever made, period.”

The second-generation Roadster claims to sprint from zero to 60 mph acceleration in just 1.9 seconds and a quarter-mile in 8.8 seconds. Backing up what Musk claims the car to be. In addition, Musk highlighted equipping the Roadster with cold-gas SpaceX thrusters that could make the vehicle hover.

The Tesla Roadster will come with a massive 200-kilowatt-hour battery pack providing 620 miles of driving range. In addition, it also provides a top speed of more than 250 mph and a 738 lb-ft of torque.

Because of the compact electric four-wheel drive system of the car, it will be installed with four seats. This is slightly different from the standard two-seat for most traditional Roadsters.

Availability despite a slate of delays

Regardless of the uncertainties of Tesla Roadster’s mass production and unconfirmed capabilities, the vehicle is now available for pre-order. The Tesla Roadster will have a base price of $200,000. However, a $50,000 deposit is needed to get to the front of the list. According to Tesla’s website, you will need an initial $5,000 credit card payment and a $45,000 wire transfer due in 10 days. Unless the customer has not signed a purchase agreement, the reservation fee is refundable.

With Tesla Roadster joining the list of delays, Tesla also announced delays for Cybertruck and Semi Truck. Cybertruck production scheduled this year will move to next year, and Tesla Semi’s delivery date is set for July 2022.

The supply chain shortages that Musk cited greatly affect the automotive industry, and that includes Tesla. Aside from that, the series of delays in its vehicles’ production cited operational issues due to the pandemic and chip shortage.

Conclusion

Like what Musk said, “assuming 2022 is not a mega drama”, the Tesla Roadster will finally hit the road in 2023. Its promise of speed, range, and world-beating luxury will definitely mark a revolutionary milestone for Tesla.

Fastest production car ever made? That is what we’re going to find out after less than 2 years.

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