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0-100 km/h in One Second? Have We Gone Crazy?

•   0-100 km/h in under a second? Have we reached the level of crazy?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced that the new Roadster the EV maker has been promising for seven years will finally go into production towards the end of this year, and that it will be able to speed from 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in less than a second.

Which of course begs the simple question: "Why?"

When Musk announced the model in 2017, he claimed the car would do the 0-60 trick in 1.9 seconds. That was already totally outrageous. And now another a second or almost is being shaved off that time. Remember that in recent years, Tesla launched the Plaid version of theModel S, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in about 2.1 seconds (2.0 seconds for 0-60 mph).

No one will argue that's not impressive. It is. But is it necessary? You won't hear us make that case.

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