It’s an exceedingly busy time for Tesla these days. At the same time that the company continues to ramp up Model 3 production, the company within the next two years will also start production on the Tesla Semi and a crossover version of the Model 3 dubbed the Model Y. That said, the most exciting new car Tesla has in the works is without question the company’s next-gen Roadster.

Originally unveiled as a surprise announcement during the company’s Tesla Semi introduction a year ago, the second iteration of the Tesla Roadster is a bonafide speed demon. Elon Musk at the time made a point of noting that Tesla’s next-gen Roadster “will be the fastest production car ever made.” And when you look at the car’s specs, it’s easy to see why.

Incredibly, the next-gen Roadster boasts a 0-60 MPH time of just 1.9 seconds and a 0-100 MPH time of 4.2 seconds. What’s more, the car boasts a top speed that eclipses the 250 MPH threshold and, as a nice cherry on top, can drive upwards of 620 miles on a single charge.

As impressive as that all sounds, a speedy car isn’t all that appealing if it doesn’t have the looks to match. And in that regard, Tesla’s next-gen Roadster delivers in a big way. The car’s design is unbelievably sleek and downright futuristic from front to back. It impressively features an eye-catching design without featuring some of the more obnoxious features that we sometimes see on supercars.

Recently, Tesla’s next-gen Roadster made a surprise appearance at an exhibition event held at the ArtCenter College of Design in Los Angeles. As a point of interest, Tesla chief designer Franz von Holzhausen is an alumni of the school.

Tesla’s Roadster doesn’t make many public appearances, so any opportunity to catch a glimpse of this speed demon is always welcome. Below are a few of the shots that made the rounds on Instagram.

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A life long Mac user and Apple enthusiast, Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 6 years. His writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and most recently, TUAW. When not writing about and analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions, the most recent examples being The Walking Dead and Broad City.