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Does the Tesla roadster really have 7,000+ lb-ft of torque?!

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Why The Tesla Roadster's 10,000 Nm Of Torque Is Misleading

Does the Tesla Roadster really have 10,000 Nm of torque? How is that possible!? How much horsepower does the Tesla Roadster make?

At the launch of the latest Tesla Roadster, Elon Musk announced the car will have "10,000 Nm of torque." It's a mind blowing figure, and it's magnitudes above other production cars. But there's a catch. On Tesla's website, it's shown that the torque figure (7,376 lb-ft) provided is "wheel torque." Wheel torque is influenced by gearing, as this video will demonstrate.

Tesla Roadster Specs:
Acceleration 0-60 mph - 1.9 sec
Acceleration 0-100 mph - 4.2 sec
Acceleration 1/4 mile - 8.8 sec
Top Speed - Over 250 mph
Wheel Torque - 10,000 Nm
Mile Range - 620 miles
Seating - 4
Drive - All-Wheel Drive
Base Price - $200,000
Base Reservation - $50,000
Founders Series Price - $250,000
Founders Series Reservation - $250,000

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Duration 07:57
Posted Dec 25, 2017
Series Automotive
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