Tesla to take on Ferrari and Lamborghini with new electric supercar

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In a recent interview, Elon Musk, Co-Founder of Tesla Motors Inc. (TSLA), announced that the company has plans to build an electric supercar that will target models from Ferrari and Lamborghini. The new model won’t cost more than $200,000, but it also won’t arrive on the market for the next four-five years.

The future Tesla supercar will most likely be built on the same platform as the electric Roadster, but will deliver much more than the current 248 HP. This means that the 0 to 60 mph sprint time will drop significantly under the Roadster’s 3.9 seconds, while top speed will most likely be limited to about 150 mph.

"We will do an electric supercar at some point," Musk said. "It was going to happen right after the Model X, but it is more important to the world that we do a more affordable electric car. Hopefully, we will get to an electric supercar in four to five years."


Source: Bloomberg

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  (714) posted on 09.10.2012

It is necessary to have this kind of project from Tesla. In fat the Tesla needs something noise-maker to caught the attention of the public.

  (417) posted on 09.6.2012

there is nothing wrong on dreaming big. They just have to make sure on their strategic plan.

  (369) posted on 09.6.2012

Tesla is dreaming big. I hope that they can prove what they stated on their press releases.

  (702) posted on 09.5.2012

Tesla has shown enough their capabilities on showing the next super and sports car.

  (570) posted on 09.4.2012

They want to challenge Lamborghini and Ferrari in building a super car that runs by electric power. Well, they will win on that because Lamborghini and Ferrari is not well known for those kinds of cars.

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