Elon Musk says it'll be the fastest production car ever developed and that manufacturing for the supercar is scheduled to begin in 2020.
Business Insider asked three of its transportation reporters what to expect from the Roadster.
What Tesla fans should know about the Roadster
Narrator: Zero to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds? An 8.8-second quarter mile? A top speed of over 250 mph? These are just a few of the absurd specs behind Tesla's long-awaited next-generation Roadster. Our transportation reporters will break down everything fans should know about Tesla's upcoming Roadster, analyze what we've seen so far, share past experiences with the vehicle's predecessor ...
Matthew DeBord: I described it as hot orange electric sex.
Narrator: And cover challenges that lie ahead for Tesla leading up to its release.
Mark Matousek: The exact specs are maybe a little optimistic.
Linette Lopez: Really the question is, where is Elon Musk going to build the Roadster?
Narrator: Unveiled to the public as a surprise at 2017's premiere of Tesla's all-electric semitruck, the new Roadster is the company's follow up to its debut vehicle from 2008.