Meet the new Tesla Roadster!

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Domenick, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Well, I certainly hope so, altho I prefer to keep a healthy skepticism on the subject. We have seen one second- or third-hand report, or maybe it was just a rumor, that somebody tested the Roadster Mk II on a track, and was able to run it for some time without it overheating. But we don't know what speed it was run at, so I think it's best to be skeptical until we see an authoritative review of the car from a reliable source.
     
  2. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    I haven't seen anything about the Roadster on a track. Do you remember where you saw it?
     
  3. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

  4. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah, it did well on all those sprints, for sure.

    For the track, it really needs to have the pack cooling figured out, though I have to say, I'm pretty worried about how the weight may affect handling too.
     
  5. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    I'm not. Auto reviewers have always said Tesla cars handle like they are "on rails" because of the heavier weight and because the heavy battery pack lowers the car's center of gravity.

    All the Roadster Mk II (my term, not Tesla's) needs to overcome the disadvantage of a heavier battery pack is higher torque. And doesn't the Roadster Mk II have like 25 x the torque of the best performing of the Mark I series, the Roadster Sport 2.5?
     
  6. jim

    jim Active Member

    While driving our new model 3 back from Fremont AC to Chandler AZ we meet many other Tesla owners at the rest stop we used. One said he has ordered the founders edition of the Roadster 2.0. It's $250K up front and won't be out until sometime in 2020. He thinks it will be worth it since only 1,000 will be made and he can later resell it for much more.
    I can't imagine having the much spare cash to have it sit with no interest on the new car. I'd like to compare how much Tesla stock you could buy and how much it will be worth in 2020 when the roaster comes out. I went with the Tesla stock myself ,but not $250K worth. We'll see who comes out ahead in 2020.
     
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  7. GreenMachine

    GreenMachine New Member

    Well, he's probably right that the car will hold its value well and may appreciate. And it will do that whether the company succeeds, fails, or goes under and disappears. In fact, the company failing might increase his car's value. Your bet, however, depends on the company's share price increasing, which it seems to do regardless of what the company's actual performance is. I'd say that you'll probably win if by winning you mean the increase in value of your investment, as long as Tesla doesn't completely go under.
     
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  8. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Very few cars increase in value, unless they are kept in very good condition long enough to be considered an "antique", which for an automobile is 25 years. As financial analysts say, "A car is an expense, not an investment."

    Now, if Tesla really does make only 1000 units of the Roadster Mk II (why would they, since they sold nearly 2500 of the Mk I Roadster?), then it's possible that car may be an exception. But I'd call that a pretty risky bet!

    And anyone who plans to buy a Founder's Edition Roadster Mk II must be rather rich, at least by most people's standards!
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  9. Erik

    Erik New Member

    When is the expected launch?
     
  10. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    2020 in "Elon Time", which means probably 2021 in real-world time.

     

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