2011 Tesla Roadster 2.5  -  $110,950


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $110,950
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $1,950
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 2dr Conv
Transmission: Single speed fixed gear transmission
Engine: Engine immobilizer

Pros

Zero emissions; carbon-free driving; sporty styling and handling; cutting-edge technology


Model Highlights

The Tesla Roadster 2.5's drivetrain is different from almost any car that's come before. It consists of only three major parts: a motor, a controller and a battery pack. The base motor makes 185 kW, which is equivalent to 248 hp in a gasoline-powered engine. The Sport model makes 215 kW, or 288 hp.

The Roadster 2.5 uses lithium-ion batteries similar to the ones that power a cell phone, only there's 7,000 of them. The pack can be fully charged at a 220-volt outlet in under four hours, and can run a maximum of 200 miles on one charge. The range of any electric car however, depends on how it's driven. Cruising around town at 40 mph will put maximum range near the upper end of that 200 miles. But slamming the throttle to test the Tesla's acceleration, or attempting to reach the Tesla's maximum speed of 125 mph will shorten the range considerably.

The Roadster 2.5 was built with maximum electric-car performance in mind, though. The company realized that if a car was going to cost just over $100,000, it was going to have to have more going for it than stellar green credentials. The Tesla can do 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds, thanks to the electric drive that makes nearly all its torque available all the time. The base Roadster 2.5 is capable of a strong 275 lb-ft of torque, while the Roadster Sport can make 295 lb-ft.

Adding to its sporty silhouette is the Roadster 2.5's open top. The standard black roof is fabric, but a body-color or carbon-fiber hard top can be had as well. The Tesla's also got LED taillights, plus 16-inch wheels in front and 17-inch wheels in the rear.

The interior is worthy of the supercar price tag as well, and includes heated leather seats, but microfiber fabric is available as well. At the top end of the options list, the interior can be fitted with custom leather seats and accent panels, as well as carbon-fiber touches throughout the cabin.

Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes, traction control, tire pressure monitoring and front airbags. A touch screen displays vehicle information in the dash and air conditioning is standard. Options for the Roadster include an upgraded stereo with touch-screen navigation and a back-up camera, plus Bluetooth, forged wheels and a custom-tuned suspension.


Model News

Changes for the 2011 Tesla Roadster, now dubbed the 2.5, include a new front fascia and revised grille, aerodynamic add-ons and a restyled rear diffuser. Extra sound insulation has been added to the cockpit to eliminate road noise and the company has improved the power-control hardware to improve hot-weather performance.

New seats adorn the interior, with added lumbar support and larger bolsters. A new Electronics Bundle adds touch-screen navigation and a back-up camera.


Value Writeup

Technology as advanced as the Tesla's doesn't come cheaply. While the company has plans to unveil increasingly less expensive models in the future, the Roadster 2.5 has to carry the cost of innovation. The 6-figure price tag buys a cutting-edge lithium-ion battery pack, a top speed of 125 mph and a maximum 200 miles per charge. This type of electric-only performance is simply not available in any other vehicle on the road.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Cruising Range - City
0.00 mi

Cruising Range - Hwy
0.00 mi

Engine Type
Electric Pwr

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 5000-6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 5400

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12

EPA Classification
Two-Seater Passenger Car

Passenger Capacity
2

Front Head Room
36.7 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
26.0 in

Wheelbase
92.6 in

Length, Overall
155.1 in

Height, Overall
44.4 in

Track Width, Front
57.7 in

Track Width, Rear
59.0 in

Base Curb Weight
2723 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
175/50R16

Rear Tire Size
225/45R17

Steering Type
Pwr

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
3

Drivetrain Miles/km
36,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

375-volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor w/variable frequency drive

Single speed fixed gear transmission

Rear wheel drive

Microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery pack

Battery heater

Four-wheel independent suspension -inc: upper & lower unequal length wishbones, co-axial coil spring telescopic dampers

Locking wheel lugs

175/55R16 front & 225/45R17 rear Yokohama Neova AD07 LTS tires

Carbon fiber body panels

Double-insulated black soft top

Halogen headlamps

LED tail lights

Leather-trimmed heated front bucket seats -inc: front lumbar, integrated head restraints

Retractable cup holder

Front floor mats

Leather wrapped sport steering wheel

Vehicle information touch screen

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks

Cruise control

Vehicle theft-deterrent system

Engine immobilizer

Air conditioning

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Traction control

Front/rear crumple zones

Side impact door beams

Driver & front passenger airbags

Rigid occupant safety cell

Seat belt pretensioners

Emergency tire inflator/sealant

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
VERY ORANGE
$0

 
ELECTRIC BLUE
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
THUNDER GRAY
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
LIGHTNING GREEN
$0

 
STERLING SILVER
$0

 
RADIANT RED
$0

 
GLACIER BLUE
$0

 
TWILIGHT BLUE
$0

 
BRILLIANT YELLOW
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK
$0

 
FUSION RED
$0

 
RACING GREEN
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DARK GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, MICROFIBER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ORANGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
YELLOW, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
CREAM, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
DARK GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
SADDLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
EXECUTIVE LEATHER PKG
$6,000

 
EXECUTIVE LEATHER & CARBON FIBER PKG
$9,000

 
INFOTAINMENT PKG
$0

 
CUSTOM TUNED ADJUSTABLE SUSPENSION
$4,000

 
16" X 6" FRONT & 17" X 7.5" REAR FORGED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
PAINT ARMOR
$1,495

 
CLEAR COAT CARBON FIBER BODY ACCENTS
$9,000

 
CLEAR COAT CARBON FIBER SOFT TOP
$0

 
SOLAR GUARD WINDSHIELD
$400

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