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Electric supercars might still seem a little strange to a few car enthusiasts who love the sound of a horsepower-packed engine. However, big brands like Porsche and Acura have already released amazing electric-powered supercars such as the 918 Spyder and the NSX, which have shown that there is a market out there for this type of automobile. Carrying on this new trend is Elon Musk, the CEO and product architect of Tesla, who is taking the electric car to a new level with the Tesla Roadster.

Scheduled for release in 2020, the car was recently revealed to the world without any prior announcement or warning. During the reveal, Musk shocked the world as he described the fastest electric-powered car ever made.

The Roadster can go from 0-100 km/h in as little as 1.9 seconds and has a top speed of 400 km/h. It

also boasts an impressive range of 1,000 km, which is made possible by the 200kWh battery pack it has on board.elon musk.jpg

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To put things into perspective, the Porsche 918 Spyder reaches 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds and the Acura NSX in 3.1 seconds. These are just some of the figures that have shocked the motoring world. When released the Roadster will cost around US$250,000 with a downpayment of at least US$50,000.

Musk went on further after the reveal using his Twitter account to entice the world further by saying: “[I] should clarify that this is the base model performance. There will be a special option package that takes it to the next level.”

Although he didn’t comment on what this “next level” was going to be, some critics have joked that the car will fly. Whatever the next level is it will be amazing given that the car already sports the most impressive statistics to date. 

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