After a tough and tumultuous trip down the economy path, automakers are now coming out with their big plans for the coming years. After Porsche and Lincoln, now it is Tesla’s turn now to be in the spotlight and they have disclosed their future plans. Their foremost idea is to bring out a new version of its Roadster which will be called as the Model R.
The all electric new model will be faster than the original one. The California-based automaker has made around 2,500 Roadsters between 2008 and 2011. The price of the model begins at $109,000.
It will share the same platform as the future sedan Model S. The Model S will be provided with an option of three potential battery packs. Among them, the best will have a range of 300 miles.
The present Roadster has a maximum output of 248 HP and sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. And, it is said that the successor of the current model will be lighter and we can expect much improvement in its performance.
The four-seater will be a big departure from the current Roadster. According to the sources, we can expect Model R at least a year after the Model S launches in the market.
The current generation Roadster will go out of the production in December of 2011. And, soon the production line will be replaced by Model S. We suspect the R to be available only in late 2012, as a 2013 model.