The Tesla Roadster will undoubtedly go down in history has the first all-electric production sports car. Now that the Tesla is in its second production year, which can only be taken as a good sign considering the $109,000 price tag that comes along with the roadster. In fact, Tesla has even added a new model that has more power and a heftier price tag.
Let us introduce you to the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport. The Roadster Sport starts at $125,500 and gives buyers of this new model an additional 30-kilowatt of power. The standard Tesla Roadster has a 185-kilowatt (248-horsepower) electric motor that will propel you 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds. Upgrading to the Roadster Sport gives consumers 215-kilowatt (288-horsepower) electric motor that drops the 0-60 mph time to 3.7 seconds.
2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
Another interesting feature of the Roadster Sport is that customers can specify one of ten different suspension settings. It also comes standard with forged wheels and higher-speed tires. The thing that isn’t changed by the Roadster Sport model is the range of 202 miles on a single charge. Now that range number can be a bit misleading since the number of miles you can travel will vary depending on the type of driving. If you drive either Tesla model like a true super car, you will drain the battery significantly faster.
Bottom line—The Tesla has certainly proved that a green sports car can be fun and easy on the environment—at least for the most part.
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