Tesla Roadster delayed until 2023, Musk blames supply chain

Surprise, surprise, the second generation Tesla Roadster is delayed, but this time the company has a good excuse.

On Twitter Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, was asked about whether the new Roadster will be delayed, he replied:

“2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship.

Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023.”

The Roadster Concept was released in 2017 with stunning looks, and a crazy powertrain capable of 0-60mph in 1.9s, and a top speed over 250mph (402km/h) top speed.

Not really a roadster, but a glass roof targa, the second generation car is promised to have a range of 620mi (998km).

This is the second product delay announced by Tesla this year, with the radical Cybertruck put off until 2022 (if you believe the company).