In continuation of Tesla referencing the movie ‘Spaceballs’ for its performance modes, like ‘Ludicrous mode’, CEO Elon Musk said that the automaker is reserving the ‘Maximum Plaid’ mode for the next generation Tesla Roadster.
Now Musk is hinting at just how quick Maximum Plaid could be right off the production line. Tesla already has the ‘Quickest Production Car in the World’ title with the Model S P100D Ludicrous.
The company is listing it with a 0 to 60 mph acceleration in 2.5 seconds, but several owners managed to achieve a 2.3 second time. That’s with a large 4-door sedan weighing over 4,500 lbs. Now imagine what Tesla could do using a similar electric powertrain technology, but in a much smaller, lighter, and more aerodynamic 2-door sports car? That’s the next generation Tesla Roadster – or ‘Tesla Roadster 4.0’.
Musk said recently on Twitter that Tesla could be targeting a 0 to 60 mph acceleration quicker than 2-second for the vehicle.