When it comes to performance and range, the new Tesla Roadster has the Taycan beat by a large margin:
- While the top-spec Taycan Turbo S does the 0-100km/h sprint in 2.8 seconds, Tesla claims the Roadster can do a 0-97km/h sprint in only 1.9 seconds, which in theory could be reduced to just 1.1 seconds with the assistance of Tesla's SpaceX rocket propulsion system.
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims the system's 10 rocket thrusters will also enable the car to hover above the ground and accelerate "at the limit of human endurance".
- Musk has also previously suggested on Twitter that, when it lands, the Roadster will possess a range of "above 1000km" on a single charge.
- By comparison, the Taycan's model-best range is 420km, courtesy of the 93.4kWh Performance Plus battery available on the Turbo and Turbo S (and as an option on the base 4S).
- Power outputs for the Roadster are yet to be revealed, but the Taycan's outputs range from 390kW in the 4S to 560kW under overboost in the Turbo S.
- As for top speed, Tesla claims more than 400km/h for the Roadster, while the Taycan's top speed is 250km/h across all variants.