aki009
That's an awesome car. But I wish Musk would not stretch the truth when he says that he's building it now. If it's delivered in 2020, it sounds more like he'll be building it in 2 years. (And if we apply the by-now common Tesla delivery delay, it'll be more like 2021.) In the meantime he wants a $50k or $250k deposit. That's Ferrari level pricing from a company that isn't Ferrari. While I have the Roadster, I won't be jumping on this one quite as readily. I might've if he was talking next year, and I'd been tempted if it were 2019. But 2020? Come on.
Bob
Sounds more hype than fact. How about 620 mile range in a family car?
bhtooefr
aki009: To be entirely fair, he's advertising Bugatti or Koenigsegg-beating performance for less than a Ferrari 488.
JimFox
aki009-- which Ferrari [or any other ICE] will compete against this?? Assuming the performance is as claimed... plus, it's better looking than a Ferrari. $250k DEPOSIT is $50k OVER the asking price- for goodness' sake, get the facts straight! Assuming it won't be on sale by 2020 is mere speculation.
RobertEhresman
Love it! Might need to tuck away 4 or 5 bitcoins for a rainy day.....
Vernon Miles Kerr
Back in the 70s while wielding my slot car controller, how many times did I wish real cars would perform like that. Now it's a reality, but I have a couple of issues with this one. Assuming that all the hype is true, I don't see the aerodynamics to hold the car down while approaching 250 mph. Also that amount of "ludicrous" power has another inherit danger: idiots like me who turn into some kind of insane daredevil at the wheel of a sports car. I reluctantly got rid of my Toyota MR2 Spyder because I couldn't control those urges. Fortunately I didn't hurt myself or other drivers before I hung it up.
Aaron Turpen
Doing some quick math, this car will be pulling about 1.5 Gs to sprint that fast. And it would require a very specialized surface and perfect tires.
Mark Uzick
At some point "investors" will tire of giving money to a company that's destined to only greater and greater losses - that's when the music stops. Getting expensive cool cars way below actual cost is a bargain for wealthy people, but if Tesla goes bankrupt before the delivery date can you get your deposit back?
VincentWolf
The age of gasoline sports cars is about to end in a crashing heap.
Daishi
Those specs are pretty impressive. I know there are people in the world that wouldn't bat an eye buying one for 300k+. Hopefully they are charging enough for them to make a profit on them. Nothing stops them from making a lower cost sports car later on for people that don't need specs anywhere close to those.