Earlier today we got a look at Elon Musk and Tesla’s new Roadster that is poised to be the fastest production car ever.
According to Musk, the second generation Roadster travels from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 1.9 seconds, making it the first production vehicle to break the two-second threshold. In addition, the ride reportedly goes from 0 to 100 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds and then a quarter of a mile in 8.9 seconds, before ultimately topping out at speeds exceeding 250 miles per hour.
The Roadster comes packaged with a 200kWh battery pack, making it capable of traveling up to 620 miles on a single charge, which is also another record. As Musk points out, you can drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco without recharging.
In addition, the four-seater boasts three motors, all-wheel drive and torque steering.
With all that being said, where does this leave Tesla’s supercar competitors, now that the Roadster has seemingly shattered the market to this point? Accordingly, below we take a look at what everyone else is bringing to the table in terms of supercar production.
Koenigsegg Agera RS
Koenigsegg’s Agera RS recently set the production car speed record by reaching 277.9 miles per hour. Featuring a 5-liter V8 engine that cranks out more than 1,300 horsepower, the vehicle travels from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds and 0 to 249 to 0 miles per hour in 36.44 seconds.
Bugatti Veyron Super Sport
On its way to 267 miles per hour, the Veyron Super Sport skirts from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.4 seconds, all while boasting 1,200 horsepower.
Hennessey Venom GT
The Venom GT welcomes a 7.0-liter V8 under the hood, producing 1,451 horsepower and 1,287 lb. ft. of torque. The ride then travels from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds.
The most recent LaFerrari, built to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, comes equipped with a 6.2-liter V-12, delivering 950 horsepower. The car reaches 0 to 60 miles per hour in just under 3 seconds, then topping out at 217 miles per hour.
Mercedes-AMG GT R
The 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R cranks out 577 horsepower thanks to a 4.0 liter V8 biturbo engine, thus running from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds.
Aston Martin Valkyrie
The Valkyrie from Aston Martin could very well contend on the race track, with its the 6.5-liter V12 engine developed with Cosworth. Before topping out at 250 miles per hour, the car travels from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.5 seconds.
McLaren’s 570GT maneuvers from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds, then reaching 124 miles per hour in 9.8 seconds. Under the hood you will find a V8 turbocharged midrange.
Saleen S7 Twin Turbo
Producing 750 horsepower, the legendary Saleen S7 transitions from 0 to 60 miles per hours in 2.8 seconds. It then reaches a quarter mile in just 10.5 seconds.
The 1,500-horsepower Bugatti Chiron has no issues reaching 261 miles per hour when using street legal settings. In just 2.4 seconds, you can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour, while getting to 190 miles per hour will take you 13.6 seconds.
Based on the Aventador, the Veneno is powered by a 6.5-liter V-12. This in turn allows the 740-horsepower beast to hit 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 220 miles per hour.
Porsche 911 GT2 RS
Porsche’s 2018 911 GT2 RS recently broke the track record at Germany’s famous Nurburgring. The car travels from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds, then eclipsing a quarter mile in 10.5 seconds. Its top speed registers at 211 miles per hour.
After comparing the numbers, the Tesla Roadster’s 0 to 60 time of 1.9 seconds is even more insane. In short, the competition will seemingly be forced to spend long hours in the lab — so to speak — in order to catch up to Musk’s company.