A few days ago, Tesla introduced two new additions to its battery electric vehicle line-up – the all-new Roadster and Semi truck. The former is likely the more interesting of the two for most people, partly because of some mind-boggling figures.

The most talked about is of course how fast it accelerates, with Tesla claiming a zero to 97 km/h (0-60 mph) sprint being done and dusted in just 1.9 seconds, while zero to 161 km/h (0-100 mph) takes just 4.2 seconds.

While an official video demonstrating these feats have yet to be posted by the Palo Alto-based company, a few guests that were present at the event had the chance to ride in the Roadster, and record their “first ride” moment.

In this video by David Ricci, we get to ride shotgun with him in the Roadster for a demonstration of the Roadster’s acceleration. The car comes with some novelty of course, and has a ‘Maximum Plaid’ mode, a homage to the 1987 comedy film Space Balls starring Mel Brooks. You’ll see the “plaid” in action on the large touchscreen during the demo.

Of course, there’s no way to confirm Tesla’s claims (yet), as the video doesn’t show a speedometer, tachometer or any other points of reference. It sure looks quick though, and this is reportedly just a prototype of the car that commands a US$50,000 (RM207,465) booking fee.

Exact specifications are still under wraps, but the Roadster is said to feature a 200 kWh battery, double the capacity of the Model S P100D. Wheel torque is rated at 10,000 Nm, six times more than what Bugatti Chiron can offer, and there’s a claimed all-electric range of 998 km, or 620 miles.

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