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Here is what it’s like to reach 60 mph in 2 seconds in a Tesla Roadster

The Tesla Roadster
The Tesla Roadster

Feel the need for speed? Well, Elon Musk says he’ll have you covered.

On Thursday night in Hawthorne, Calif., Musk unveiled a Tesla Roadster prototype that he said could reach 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, get to 100 mph in 4.2 seconds, and top out at more than 250 mph.

“These numbers sound nutty, but they’re real,” Musk said.

Musk said the car will have three engines and be all-wheel drive. Oh, and it is an electric car.

That might seem impossible, but people were able to be in one of the cars for a test drive. Now You Know shared its experience on YouTube. Be warned, the user cursed a bit after achieving maximum speed.

Here is what it looks like to go zero to 60 in 2 seconds:

Here is a look from outside a car:

According to Tech Crunch, the Roadster will be available in 2020 at a cost of $200,000.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff