Tesla Roadster Sport further details and real photos

Tesla Roadster Sport
Tesla Roadster Sport

Tesla Motors has released new photos of the high performance Roadster Sport. We have extra details and pictures of a real model to complement the previously published 3D renderings.

It features a simpler motor which is said to produce more power while at the same time being more efficient. The car will have options such as clear coated carbon fibre rear spoiler and hood louvres plus an adjustable suspension system.

Inside improvements and changes include an upgraded interior with more carbon fibre detailing, premium leather, a push-button gear selector, which replaces the aluminum gear lever, an enclosed locking cubby hole/ glove box and a centre-mounted touch screen. The video display unit gives off information like the car's current estimated range and how many barrels of oil have been saved through driving the Tesla, a good way to impress any "green" conscience.

Official figures declared way back in January said the Roadster Sport could sprint from 0 - 60mph in 3.7 seconds. The motor is able to rev up to 14,000rpm and delivers zero emissions through its all-electric powertrain. Base prices were announced as US$128,500 for North America and €112,000 (excluding VAT) for the European market.


Source: Tesla Motors
Published Aug 19th, 2009 11:00pm By Thami Masemola

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its a great car but where is the sound the whole point of a sports car experience is the roar of the engine
Aug 20th, 2009 7:07am
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ShinyG ShinyG
I thought the whole purpose of a sports car is to go fast and this car delivers that. The noise is a subjective factor that objective humans can get used to when they realize this is faster off the line than a Carrera GT!
Aug 20th, 2009 7:25am
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carbonsigma carbonsigma
Just sing your own engine noises when you drive it.
Aug 20th, 2009 10:33am
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M! M!
i thought anikin skywalker's flying thingie sounded pretty cool too. an electric motor weezing to 14k rpm could possibly be quite, electrifying. lol.
Aug 20th, 2009 5:57pm
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BTB505 BTB505
I'm sure you can get a vroom vroom bang pop pop, vroom whoosh sound on mp3 so you can get your aural fix!!! Maybe a recording of a Harley, and a Plane and a speed boat so you can live out all your aural fantasies in one trip!!!
Aug 22nd, 2009 11:20am
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Lemon Lemon
"delivers zero emissions " I hate when this term is used. Well-to-wheel emissions are what should be talked about, not tailpipe emissions. That said, this vehicle still has a tiny CO2 footprint and is very, very cool!
Aug 20th, 2009 5:30am
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rcw rcw
I actually saw one of these whip around a turn the other day here in Portland, OR. At first I thought it was a Lotus... until I saw Tesla on the back. Looked as nimble as a go-kart! Very cool!
Aug 20th, 2009 5:14am
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