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2010 Tesla Roadster Electric chic gets EV with attitude

The 2010 Roadster Sport

One thing surely anybody alive and just about has to love is the accelerator pedal in an electric so if it’s an electric car designed to thrill you.

Except for racers and guys who regularly those reverse bungee-cord rides at state fairs—and even them, too—the of silently and suddenly ker-thwapping to 60 in a one-speed Tesla Roadster and watching it zwip all the way up to its 14,000-rpm is just about unsurpassed. We a couple of hours doing Whew!

As if the base Tesla 0-to-60-mph time of 3.9 seconds enough, the Roadster Sport now does 0 to 60 in 3.7 seconds.

Nobody ever complained the power [of the base Roadster], Tesla’s Jeremy Snyder, of the SoCal region for the company. But a heck of a lot of people who wanted it.

it wasn’t all that hard. A stator with increased density and unique firmware the Roadster Sport 295 lb-ft of compared with the standard 273 lb-ft. That’s 288 hp compared 248, to look at it another

The Roadster Sport also has adjustable shocks with reservoirs, three-way adjustable bars, Tesla’s own forged-alloy and Yokohama AO48 Ultra Performance tires, 195/50R-16s in and 225/45R-17s in the rear. You even get Sport badging on the doorsills, on the deck and under the rear

How does it work? As we said, in a line, it’s thrilling. up on-ramps and into open anywhere traffic allows make you downright giddy. But nearly 1,000 pounds of inside, the Tesla understeers in It does so less at lower and we know that you can make about anything plow a corner if you enter it too fast.

But as you approach what might be spirited driving, the car feels all of its pounds. If you’ve driven any of the roadsters from which the traces its basic structure, you really notice the extra But if you haven’t, chances are you’ll this to be a sprightly ride.

And definitely the best-handling electric car in the

The 2010 Tesla Roadster makes electric driving more fun.

The 2010 also get a host of improvements: a gear selector, a (dinky) an HVAC system that sacrifice your comfort for the of the battery pack and increased use of material throughout to make was an almost silent car even

Tesla quotes range for model at 244 miles, while out that an owner in Australia went 313 miles on a single It depends on how you drive. We chose the mode instead of the max range

But you can switch back and forth a toggle of the key.

On our drive, we out with the bar graph that battery charge almost all the way to the side. Our potential range was at 184 miles driving as you would on the EPA cycle. Driven as the car had been in its 30 miles by Snyder, we were a range of 119 miles.

We started on the freeway at normal where the dials indicated we were drawing 20 kilowatts at 65 mph 20 hair dryers moving car down the freeway). Later, up on there was some spirited followed by a return on Pacific Highway to the Tesla store in mostly done at traffic-induced speeds. When we got back, 78.2 miles total, the readouts said we had a 99-mile driv-ing in ideal mode and 110 as

The battery charge was just than half full. those numbers into wacky formula you choose to up with a mpg equivalent.

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Tesla has now about 900 cars worldwide, 300 of in SoCal. Are they going to it and be the next General Motors/Toyota/Mercedes or the next Corbin Sparrow? We the car and have enjoyed every we’ve been in over the

There will be pundits who say for our Roadster Sport’s $128,500 price you could get fill-in-the-blank: 45 Sprites, 400 two-stroke dirt 10 weeks at a Club Med, transplants for everyone you know,

Regardless, it’s good to the choice. And if the price of gasoline up and all of the companies that say they’re to make electric cars do, the choices will grow Choice is good.

2010 Roadster Sport


PRICE: $128,500

DRIVETRAIN: 295-lb-ft, 375-volt AC induction electric motor; RWD, fixed gear with overall final drive

CURB WEIGHT . 2,723 lb

MPH: 3.7 sec (mfr)

FUEL 244-mile range

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