2011 Tesla Roadster 2 5 S Review Car Reviews

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FACTS

1. With 288-hp and 295 of torque, the Tesla Roadster 2.5 S can hit in just 3.7 seconds.

2. Power from an electric motor energy stored in 6831 lithium-ion batteries.

3. Tesla is a Model S luxury sedan a 300-mile range and a 0-60 of 6 seconds.

4. A joint project Toyota and Tesla will see an RAV4 concept presented at the LA Auto Show.

Green are not supposed to be like this. for hairshirt wearing, bike populating hippies who are obsessed how few miles their produce has and whether their child’s is LEED Certified Gold for

THRILLING AND IMMEDIATE ACCELERATION

The as you may have inferred, is not this. It has as in common with other vehicles as zero calorie does with an all-night binge. It makes 288-hp and 295 of torque and can accelerate to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds. that’s not as fast as, say, a 911 Turbo or Corvette ZR1, but the times for those cars are good under perfect and likely with a brutal technique that you would replicate.

On the other hand, the Tesla’s gear transmission makes sprints a cinch and ensures short of a Bugatti Veyron end up getting shanked.

LOTUS NOT LOST ON THIS GREEN

With a manual steering and a MOMO steering wheel the of a saucer, weaving the Tesla the corners is a sublime experience, as you the wheel tight around the placed indents (at 9 and 3, with one on side that let your point skyward, the way they you can slice through turns a sportbike knowing that the torque will be available away as soon as you’re straight again.

Like all sports cars, the Tesla is driven under ideal glass smooth roads, weather and little traffic. The held up, and the car performed admirably in situations, but if you live in an area poor roads, the Tesla be a bit of a chore. The same amazing that puts a smile on face while driving on a ramp also means the Roadster is very stiff on all but the pavement.

Fire your chiropractor if you a Tesla over railway potholes or manhole covers, the rigor mortis-like rigidity and spring rates will your spine multiple per second with a sickening every time you meet an in the road.

In city driving, the is quiet, comfortable and easy to The single speed transmission and the nature of the regenerative braking (as to the abrupt deceleration of the MINI E) that the brakes only to be used to bring the car to a dead mere feet from a sign. Slow speed and U turns require some thanks to the manual steering, but one adapts to this quirk.

The obstacle you’ll have to with is the mob of people who will you at inopportune times to ask about the

DRIVING THE TESLA WILL YOU AN INSTANT CELEBRITY

In a town Bentley Continental GTs and Audi R8s merit a second look, the will induce the sort of that is seldom seen of a Justin Beiber concert. In the of three hours I had: mobs of screaming school chase me down (including one who “Oh by God a Lotus”); two guys offer me a theatre system just to sit in the car (I one young gentleman run out of a Foot and ask if I was a movie star; untold phone snaps and plenty of and waves from cyclists unfriendly to motorists.)

Unlike an exotic car, the seems to inspire goodwill pedestrians and other motorists. it’s because it’s or because it looks, sounds and like something from space is unknown. But prepare to like you’re on TMZ when you this car.

STIFF LOW-GRADE TRIM AMONG

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As incredible as it is, the Tesla has its drawbacks the stiff ride. The interior good from afar, but for a car, it could use some Exposed bolts and wiring are in certain spots, and not in the industrial style that’s popular in architecture.


One could say that it’s Lotus low-rent charm, but of the Tesla are likely unaware of the build quality that that marque, and it seemed a insidious to cut corners like especially in spots where people wouldn’t look.

In to the hardware on display, certain pieces looked like were installed by someone poor depth perception – one console piece was slightly but enough to see with the naked The few storage spaces in the cabin are accessible, but poorly thought During the (admittedly frequent) of rapid acceleration, Blackberries and went flying.

Space is tight as well; if you take on a date in a Tesla, you will be getting fresh by accident you apply the parking brake or your upper body. If a female, wearing a skirt or is strongly discouraged, thanks to the doorsills and difficult entry and procedure – unless of course, an aspiring Paris Hilton. The might give you enough for an overnight bag, but the car’s range means you’ll be to even get away for dinner.

With an estimated range of 250 the Tesla isn’t a long car, and your mileage may Keep your foot to the floor and the number goes If you coast and allow the regenerative to kick in, you might see a boost. way, a nice long isn’t in the cards at this of electric vehicle technology.

takes as little as 4 hours if you use a 220 outlet (like your machine or stove uses) and a quick charger sold by but can be as high as 8 hours without and exponentially more with a 12 outlet.

THE VERDICT

The Tesla 2.5 S is a massively impressive vehicle, spacecraft than sports It requires much less than a traditional high-powered and no gasoline fill-ups. It has the chops to go up blue-chip names from Germany and England, but more it eases the anxiety of gearheads

Theories like global peak oil and rising oil prices no longer bring heart to car fans. The Tesla shows how good zero-emissions “green” can be.

Quite frankly, getting a normal car at the end of the test drive was a letdown. The whirr of the engine, the in the backside and the lithe little that seems to pivot you is replaced by a grunting, belching, driving experience.

It’s to rationalize the internal combustion as a necessity, but it doesn’t have to, and won’t always be. Throw out prejudices you may have, because the march towards alternative is on. Lucky for us, it’s damn

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