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  • Updated: January 31, 2021

New Tesla Roadster Delayed Again Till 2022

The production of the new Tesla Roadster has been delayed from 2021 to 2022, two years behind the original schedule set all the way back in 2017.

Elon Musk -- had last year hinted at Tesla Roadster being delayed all the way to 2022 as the automaker focuses on the Cybertruck -- confirmed this in a tweet.

In the tweet, Musk wrote: "Finishing engineering [of the new Tesla Roadster] this year, production starts next year. Aiming to have release candidate design drivable late summer. Tri-motor drive system and advanced battery work were important precursors."

When first unveiling the next-generation Tesla Roadster in 2017, Musk said that it will come to market in 2020, hence, it started taking reservations for the impressive electric supercar with a 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and over 600 miles of range at the unveiling event.

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People who wanted to be first in line to get the vehicle had to put down between $50,000 and $250,000 in deposits. However, the vehicle program was later delayed as the CEO said that it wasn’t a priority for Tesla.

With Tesla now launching the Model Plaid with already insane capacity like 0-60 mph in less than 2 seconds and a quarter-mile in less than 10 seconds, Tesla is going to have to push the Roadster to higher performance.

Tesla has already been teasing insane new capacity with something called the “SpaceX package,” which consists of a bunch of cold air thrusters around the car, and is expected to result in even better performance.

When discussing how Model S Plaid’s new performance specs play into the new Roadster, Musk said that the Roadster is “part rocket,” likely referring to the SpaceX package.

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