Due to this year's "super crazy supply chain shortages," Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday that the revised Tesla Roadster will most likely be available in 2023.
Musk clarified this by stating that the new date is based on the assumption that 2022 "is not mega drama.”
During the pandemic, chip and part shortages have plagued Tesla TSLA, -0.22 percent and other automakers, with supply-chain disruptions persisting.
Tesla stated in 2017 that the new Roadster would be on the roads by the end of the year.
Those interested in securing the first 1,000 “founders series” Roadsters, which would cost roughly $250,000, were asked to pay $250,000 in a combination of reservation fee and upfront payment.
Between 2008 and 2012, the original Roadster was in production. The revamped ultraluxury sports car, which is estimated to cost over $200,000, will accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds and reach top speeds of more than 250 miles per hour, according to Tesla. Between charges, the sports car will be able to go 620 kilometers.
Tesla shares rose a slight bit on Wednesday, bringing their year-to-date gain to 4%, compared to a 21 percent increase for the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.03 percent.