In this episode of " Jay Leno's Garage," he meets up with Tesla design boss Franz von Holzhausen. Together, they talk about technology, performance and the styling of these EVs before hopping into a Model 3 for a drive.
Then, about 3½ minutes into the video, they hop into the new Roadster.
They go over the specs — and we should keep in mind that when von Holzhausen mentions "10,000 [Newton] meters of torque," he qualifies that with "at the wheels." We don't yet know what the torque figures for the electric motors are in the terms we usually use to describe a car's performance. Suffice it to say it's enough to propel the Roadster to over 250 miles per hour with enough force that "it hurts the fluid in your eyeballs."
It's enough to make Leno scream in the passenger seat and proclaim, "I'll buy it! I'll take it!"