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Musk: Revealed Roadster 'a base model'

Musk: Revealed Roadster 'a base model'

Apparently revealing the Tesla Semi and returned Roadster did not generate enough hype for CEO Elon Musk. In his typical fashion, Musk has taken to Twitter to confirm additional details, including that the Roadster revealed at his recent announcement event is just the “base model.”

“[An upgrade is] just a question of safety,” Musk stated. “Rocket tech applied to a car opens up revolutionary possibilities.”

Given the “base” Roadster is allegedly going to do zero to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 mph, rocket tech may not be a stretch in this case. That said, this kind of power in a production car does present safety concerns not previously thought of in the automotive space.

Naturally, Musk has provided no details on what kind of upgraded performance he thinks Tesla could apply to the second generation Roadster. Perhaps the best approach for them would be to focus on getting the Model 3 on the road in mass quantities and worry about bringing “rocket tech” to the $250,000 Roadster at a later date.



About Nick Saporito

AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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