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#Tesla has received a battering and belittlement in the media in recent weeks and months over the #Model 3, with consistent delays, unmet targets and poor sales figures. It looked as though #Tesla’s reign was slowly starting to come to an end, and the mainstream manufacturers would be taking over the electric vehicle market.

#Elon Musk, however, has unveiled in California his latest project that dropped jaws and stunned car enthusiasts and competitors across the globe. The all-new #Tesla Roadster is set to outrun, outperform and dominate over its future competitors. With the #Roadster’s direct competitor being the #Porsche Mission E GTS set to be launched between 2020 and 2021, a spewing David and Goliath rivalry is commencing within the electric car market.

The Tesla Roadster

The first #Roadster launched back in 2008, received much negative reviews and criticism, in particular from #Top Gear presenter #Jeremy Clarkson who stated: “as a device for moving you and your things around, it is about as much use as a bag of muddy spinach”. Which led to #Tesla sueing the programme in 2011, though #Tesla’s newest launch of the 2020 #Roadster has received much praise and a definite upgrade from the old variant.

Hailed to be the fastest accelerating production car ever made with pre-orders already being made and set to go on sale for 2020 with a sale price of £150,000. Though from a technological aspect the #Roadster has revolutionised #lithium-ion technology, with an approximate 620 miles range a 250-mph top speed and an acceleration from 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds.

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The #Tesla Roadster blows its competitors out of the water, an electric car that is in a league of its own. With the #Porsche Mission E set to dominate over the Tesla Model S, the company bites back to claim its dominance in the electric vehicle market. Now with #Porsche recently announcing the launch of the #Mission E GTS, will #Porsche need to adjust its strategy to compete with the #Tesla Roadster? Given Tesla's track record, will the Roadster be made on time and will it be a reliable electric car that the #Volvo Polestar is acclaimed to be?

To conclude

Though maybe not as technologically gripping as the #Lamborghini Terzo Millennio. #Tesla is reaching new limits, bringing the future to today and making the car more than just some 200-year-old primitive relic that’ll be seen in the history books. It is showing what the future of the automobile is and what it will be by showcasing the way forward for mainstream manufacturers in creating a route, a solution and a definite path which is to be followed for years to come.

Theorists are concerned what the future of cars will be, yet #Tesla is turning that possibility into a reality, a company with a difficult launch, a company that has been laughed at, berated and underestimated. But much like #Karl Benz with his launch of the #Benz Motorwagen in 1886, which people at the time said would never replace the horse. #Tesla, too, stunned the competition with its unveiling of the #Roadster, and that #Tesla means business and they're here to stay.