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Tesla’s Roadster Finally Has a Release Date

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The wait is officially over: Tesla's latest roaster has finally been given a release date - well, sort of. From when to expect the long-awaited model to what to expect from it, here's what Elon Musk has said so far. Keep scrolling.

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After much speculation, the Tesla CEO took to Twitter to set the rumors straight. "2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn't matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship," Musk began. "Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023."

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But while a release date is likely to hold off consumers for a bit, it was actually a long time coming. In case anyone forgot, Tesla's second-generation Roadster was initially promised to hit the market in 2020. As we all know, though, things didn't quite go as planned.

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Nonetheless, it appears production is finally back on track. Which begs the question: what can we expect from Musk's highly-anticipated release? For starters, the latest Roadster won't come cheap. According to Tesla's official website, their latest model will have a starting price of $200,000. But we've got a feeling it'll be worth every penny...

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Dubbed "the quickest car in the world," Tesla promises to deliver only the very best when it comes to the Roadster. And from its apparent state-of-the-art engineering to its equally impressive design, perhaps they're not wrong. As the website states, the second-generation model will feature "record-setting acceleration, range and performance." As for what that'll look like, exactly?

The all-electric vehicle is said to feature top speeds of over 250 mph, as well as a quarter-mile time of just 8.8 seconds. For reference, if the model delivers on its promise, it'll put the speedy Roadster ahead of its rival, the McLaren 570S. But that's not all. The Roadster will be equally as easy on the eye as it'll be on the road.

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With a panoramic removable glass roof and sleek finish, the sports car will have all of the makings of a luxury car - including Tesla's signature tablet perched between the two front seats. For more details on the upcoming release, be sure to check out Tesla's official website.

Until then, stay tuned for all the latest updates.