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After this week's momentous debut for the all-new Tesla Roadster, the world is reacting in a BIG way.

People are smitten. 

Although I haven't had the chance to check the temperature of the enthusiast community, really, it seems like most folks on AutoSpies are skeptical. And, with good reason. While the SEMI's debut was booked for November 2017 for some time, the Roadster was sort of a surprise.

I like to think of it as a Steve Jobs-like "one more thing," type moment.

So, why the skepticism? Well, it's hard to ignore that it could potentially be yet another deflection from the fact Model 3 production is WAY behind. The PR has been hard hitting and shares of TSLA took a dump. But now there's a rebound thanks to the wave of excitement that washed over the equity. 

While I understand the general public's excitement, there's a bit of a mouthbreather quality to them. Take, for example, the Instagram clip below from just after the reveal. The Roadster is being driven through the crowd and then the driver throttles the car. 

ZOOM! It takes off. 

Now I have been around a lot of super fast cars and that didn't look all that fast to me. Maybe it looks fast to others because the car doesn't make noise and the tires get a bit ripped?

What say you, Spies? Is this running concept car THAT fast?

*How much do you want to bet it's using the same running gear as a Model S/X and they could do the same thing just as easily?






VIDEO: Tesla's All-new Roadster Caught On Camera BLASTING OFF

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