Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed an all new Roadster built on a new platform, will be coming in four years.
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The new two seater electric car, will go from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, as the “Ludicrous Mode” for the sedan Model S.
The original Roadster battery was the very first lithium ion battery put into production in any vehicle. It was state of the art in 2008, but cell technology has improved substantially since then. We have identified a new cell that has 31% more energy than the original Roadster cell. Using this new cell we have created a battery pack that delivers roughly 70kWh in the same package as the original battery.
The original Roadster had a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.36. Using modern computational methods we expect to make a 15% improvement, dropping the total Cd down to 0.31 with a retrofit aero kit.