Monday, January 12, 2009

New Reveal At Detroit: 2010 Tesla Roadster S

Tesla Motors has delivered so far about 150 Roadsters to its customers, about 1,100 people are on the waiting list for that all-electric sports car that starts at $109,000 U.S. dollars. Tesla Roadster reaches 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds.

Today Tesla Motors introduced a Sport version of the Roadster at the Detroit Auto Show. It reaches 0-60 mph in 3.7 seconds and starts at $128,500 in the United States. Deliveries begin in late June.

Roadster Sport comes with a hand-wound stator and increased winding density for lower resistance and higher peak torque. So now, the Roadster S "revs" until 14,000 rpm. In addition to Yokohama’s Ultra High Performance tires, the Roadster Sport has improved suspension with adjustable dampers and anti-roll bars that will be tuned to the driver’s preferences.

This is the Tesla that should have debuted at first. Because with more power, better tires and beefed-up suspension, the Tesla S wins all the competition against its rivals. It's amazing how a new-born car maker is making cars that old and experienced car makers are afraid of.

Source [Tesla]

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