2012 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5  -  $130,450


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $130,450
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $1,950
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv Sport
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: | Hwy:
Body Style: 2dr Conv Sport
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 Roadster Sport can make an astonishing 295 lb-ft of torque.

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

The base Tesla Roadster is out for 2012, leaving only the Tesla Roadster Sport 2.5. The Roadster Sport is essentially the same one that was available in 2011.


Value Writeup

The Tesla is easily one of the most advanced electric vehicles available today. It features real-world performance and range similar to that of a gasoline-powered car while also managing to feature a sporty character and excellent handling characteristics, all without consuming a drop of gasoline. The price begins in super-car territory however--a price that is worth it for those who desire the latest in eco tech.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Cruising Range - City
0.00 mi

Cruising Range - Hwy
0.00 mi

Engine Type
Electric

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 5000-6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 5100

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
88

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
90

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
89

Battery Range
245 mi

EPA Classification
Two-Seater

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
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

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

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

Front Tire Size
175/55R16

Rear Tire Size
225/45R17

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Hybrid/Electric Components Years
8

Hybrid/Electric Components Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

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, adjustable dampers, front/rear adjustable anti-roll bars

16" x 6.0" front & 17" x 7.5" rear forged aluminum wheels

Locking wheel lugs

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

Carbon fiber body panels

Double-insulated black soft top

Auto-on/off halogen headlamps

LED tail lights

Rear spoiler

AM/FM stereo w/CD player

Heated front bucket seats -inc: front lumbar, integrated head restraints

Retractable cup holder

Front floor mats

Leather wrapped 3-spoke 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

Side impact door beams

Driver & front passenger airbags

Rigid occupant safety cell

Seat belt pretensioners

Emergency tire inflator/sealant

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$1,000

 
PREMIUM PAINT
$2,000

 
FUSION RED
$0

 
RACING GREEN
$0

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK
$0

 
STERLING SILVER
$0

 
BRILLIANT YELLOW
$0

 
TWILIGHT BLUE
$0

 
GLACIER BLUE
$0

 
RADIANT RED
$0

 
JET BLACK
$0

 
THUNDER GRAY
$0

 
ARCTIC WHITE
$0

 
ELECTRIC BLUE
$0

 
VERY ORANGE
$0

 
LIGHTNING GREEN
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DARK GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, MICROFIBER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
NO ACCENT SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
DARK GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
SADDLE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
CREAM, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
YELLOW, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
ORANGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
RED, LEATHER SEAT TRIM ACCENT
$0

 
EXECUTIVE LEATHER PKG
$7,800

 
EXECUTIVE LEATHER & CARBON FIBER PKG
$11,700

 
PREMIUM LEATHER PKG
$1,800

 
WINTER WHEEL & TIRE PKG W/FORGED SILVER WHEELS
$4,800

 
WINTER WHEEL & TIRE PKG W/FORGED BLACK WHEELS
$4,800

 
WINTER WHEEL & TIRE PKG W/CAST WHEELS
$2,200

 
UNIVERSAL CHARGING CONNECTOR
$1,500

 
HIGH POWER CONNECTOR
$1,950

 
SILVER FORGED ALUMINUM WHEELS W/SILVER GLOSS FINISH
$0

 
BLACK FORGED ALUMINUM WHEELS W/BLACK GLOSS FINISH
$0

 
PAINT ARMOR
$1,495

 
CLEAR COAT CARBON FIBER BODY ACCENTS
$8,000

 
BODY COLOR CARBON FIBER HARD TOP
$3,200

 
CLEARCOAT CARBON FIBER HARD TOP
$5,000

 
SOLAR GUARD WINDSHIELD
$400

 
INFOTAINMENT GROUP
$4,500

 
CAR COVER
$349

 
HARD TOP STORAGE BAG
$249

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