Tesla’s track record of overpromising and under-delivering is well established, and Ford’s Mike Levine is taking them to task once again.
Responding to a tweet from a Tesla stock stan, showing the Tesla Roadster and saying “Catch Me If You Can $TSLA,” Levine hilariously mocked the MIA product by saying “I agree! It’s hard to catch something that doesn’t exist, no matter how fast it drains $50K from your bank account.”
That’s the sad truth as the second-generation Roadster was introduced nearly five years ago and was originally slated to be launched in 2020. That obviously never happened and we’ve only heard occasional updates about it since then.
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I agree! It’s hard to catch something that doesn’t exist, no matter how fast it drains $50K from your bank account. https://t.co/3mcwE6OcaG
— Mike Levine (@mrlevine) October 19, 2022
In 2021, Elon Musk said the Roadster would arrive in 2023 as long as there wasn’t “mega drama” the previous year. That seems doubtful at this point as Tesla appears focused on getting the oft-delayed Cybertruck into production. The automaker is also slated to begin deliveries of the Semi late this year and there’s little doubt they want to ramp up production of that long overdue model as quickly as possible.
While the launch date remains in flux, Tesla has promised some insane specs including a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of 1.9 seconds and a quarter mile time of 8.8 seconds. The all-wheel drive Roadster also promises to have a top speed in excess of 250 mph (402 km/h) and a range of 620 miles (998 km). Of course, promising and delivering are two very different things.