8 Fastest Tesla Models

Since its founding in the early 2000s, Tesla has firmly established itself as the premier electric car manufacturer in the world. Teslas have a minimal carbon footprint and provide significant environmental advantages, but this is of little interest to potential consumers.

Most people care about how fast their cars go. Listed here are the fastest models Tesla currently has in their lineup.

8. Semi

Speed: 65 mph
Horsepower: 1,000 horsepower
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $150,000
 Year First Manufactured: 2022

Semiphoto source: SlashGear

Tesla’s slowest vehicle, the Semi, was designed to make freight truck ownership affordable. But, unfortunately, the massive cargo truck won’t match the company’s passenger vehicles’ speed and acceleration.

Three separate motors offer the Tesla Semi 1,000 hp, allowing it to haul huge loads. These amazing qualities make the Tesla Semi ideal for long-distance cargo transport.

Tesla Semis are quicker than gas-powered freight trucks. When loaded, it speeds from 0 to 60 mph in 20 seconds. Though sluggish, this is speedier than its fuel-powered competitors.

Did You Know:

PepsiCo received the first Semi in its fleet of delivery vehicles. In 2023, PepsiCo intends to begin producing one hundred semis.


7. Model Y

Speed: 135 mph
Horsepower: 283 horsepower
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $43,190
 Year First Manufactured: 2020

Model Yphoto source: Top Gear

The Tesla Model Y is the most flexible electric car. Its seven-passenger cabin is outstanding for a tiny crossover. In addition, second-row seats fold for baggage.

The Tesla Model Y is the slowest Tesla SUV, doing 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds and topping out at 135 mph. However, the range makes up for speed. The Model Y’s next-gen 4680 battery can last 326 miles after charging.

Did You Know:

It is the most affordable Tesla vehicle, with pricing beginning at $43,190.


6. Roadster (I)

Speed: 125 mph
Horsepower: 248 horsepower
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $109,000
 Year First Manufactured: 2008

Roadster (I)photo source: Carscoops

When it was first introduced, the Roadster represented a significant step forward in the car industry. The base model, which was the first of four that were created, had a range of 244 miles on a full charge with an electric motor that was good for 248 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque.

It was the first model that was produced. The architecture of a Lotus Elise or Exige heavily influenced it. In addition, Lotus was the company that supplied Tesla with its motorless “gliders.”

As is to be anticipated of any high-end sports vehicle, the Roadster was sold at an outrageously high price and continues to be the most costly model that Tesla has brought to market today.

It had a range of 244 miles on a single charge, and its motor produced 248 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, making it capable of navigating various terrains. It takes the basic Roadster just 4.6 seconds to get from 0 to 60 miles per hour, and it has a top speed of 125 miles per hour.

Did You Know:

The manufacture of the Roadster model was terminated by Tesla in 2011 when the company ran out of Lotus gliders; thus, it did not have a long lifespan.


5. Model X

Speed: 155 mph
Horsepower: 670 horsepower
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $97,000
 Year First Manufactured: 2015

Model Xphoto source: Tesla

When the first Model X was introduced in 2015, the vehicle’s base price was set at $48,440, which was considered reasonable when considering the features that came standard with the vehicle. In addition, Tesla continues to improve the Model X’s economy and performance.

It has several one-of-a-kind features, such as gull-wing doors, different tire sizes, and a panoramic window — all intended to improve the vehicle’s safety, performance, and aesthetics – to add to the vehicle’s appeal in the market. In addition, these features are designed to make the vehicle more appealing.

It can go from zero to sixty miles per hour in 3.8 seconds and has a top speed of 155 miles per hour. The vehicle’s twin motor, which generates 670 horsepower and has a range of 348 miles on a single charge, is partially responsible for its top speed and acceleration.

Did You Know:

Tesla’s hands-free driving mode employs cameras, sensors, and radars to identify objects, people, and other cars to drive the Model X autonomously.


4. Model 3

Speed: 162 mph
Horsepower: 283 horsepower
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $48,440
 Year First Manufactured: 2017

Model 3photo source: Tesla

The Tesla Model 3 is the company’s first vehicle constructed on its third generation. It attempts to lower electric car entry prices without compromising range or performance. The Model 3 begins at $35,000 in the United States, and deliveries to workers and business insiders began in the middle of 2017; sales to customers commenced in late 2017.

The Tesla Model 3 has outperformed rival sedans in its class with a dual-motor electric car with design elements that meet safety requirements. In 3.15 seconds, the Model 3 sprints from 0 to 60 mph, and its peak speed is 162 mph.

The EV’s sleek design incorporates a carbon fiber spoiler and special tires, which enhance its stability when accelerating on the road. Similarly, the car’s dual motor system provides access to a digital all-wheel feature that allows you to operate the front and rear wheels independently for improved handling and traction management.

Due to its power, the Model 3 can easily cross varied terrains.

Did You Know:

As the most affordable electric car (EV) in Tesla’s current portfolio, the Model 3 has become the best-selling electric vehicle (EV) in the world to date, propelling its manufacturer to the top of the EV industry.


3. Cybertruck

Speed: 110-130 mph
Horsepower: 800 horsepower
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $39,000          
 Year First Manufactured: 2023

Cybertruckphoto source: Car and Driver

The Tesla Cybertruck will be the company’s first electric truck. The Cybertruck has been buzz-inducing since its unveiling. The Cybertruck, specialized for weight hauling, is Tesla’s third-fastest model. Compared to other pickup trucks, the Cybertruck is in a league of its own. It seems like something out of the future with its futuristic design.

It has sharp corners and a big windshield that gives it a wedge form, unlike other pickups.

The Cybertruck may be equipped with three motors. The single-motor model is equipped with rear-wheel drive, while the 2- and 3-motor variants feature all-wheel drive. All Cybertrucks have adjustable air suspension with up to sixteen inches of ground clearance.

It is a powerful off-road vehicle with an approach angle of 35 degrees and a departure angle of 28 degrees.

Did You Know:

The Tesla Cybertruck has a durable, passenger-protecting casing. The exoskeleton is practically impenetrable with a stainless-steel skeletal skin to Tesla armor glass.


2. Model S Plaid

Speed: 200 mph
Horsepower: 637 horsepower
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $57,400                   
 Year First Manufactured: 2012

Model S Plaidphoto source: Tesla

The Model S is not only the fastest Tesla model currently available on the market, but it is also one of the fastest electric cars in the world. It is the flagship model for the manufacturer and replaces the previous generation Model S.

It was developed to fulfill the role of an executive saloon vehicle. It features all-wheel drive and a potent twin motor that boosts its top speed and improves its ability to handle corners.

The vehicle’s top speed is 200 miles per hour, and it can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 1.99 seconds. The Tesla Model S outperforms its competitors in every performance category, including power and range.

The vehicle’s motor generates 637 horsepower to sustain its operations, and when completely charged, it can travel between 375 and 405 miles. The Rimac Nevera is the only vehicle that comes close to matching this remarkable performance.

Although the Model S is now the oldest vehicle that Tesla offers, it is still highly sought after due to its powerful performance and unrivaled range when driving only on electric power.

Did You Know:

To unleash maximum acceleration, choose Drag Strip mode, which warms the battery to the optimal temperature, then slam and hold the brake and accelerator pedals for roughly 10 seconds.


1. Roadster (II)

Speed: 250 mph
Horsepower: 1,242 horsepower
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $76,000               
 Year First Manufactured: 2023

Roadster (II)photo source: Auto Deal

With a maximum speed of 250 miles per hour, the second version of the Roadster is the fastest Tesla model. This particular iteration of the new Roadster will use a tri-motor drivetrain, and there is a good chance it will use the new motor technology that Musk has been hinting at recently. A torque of 10,000 Nm will be available from these motors.

It is now being marketed with a range of 620 miles as its selling point. Because Tesla’s maximum accomplished range so far was 405 miles on the updated Model S Long Range, this is a statistic that will be something to watch out for as production of the second-generation Roadster comes closer.

Musk has claimed that the new Roadster will come with the optional “SpaceX package,” which features cold air thrusters surrounding the car to boost maximum speed, braking, and turning. Also included in the “SpaceX package” is a regenerative braking system.

Did You Know:

The new Roadster can change into a convertible thanks to its detachable glass top, which can be stowed away in the electric vehicle’s cargo area.

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