2010 Tesla Roadster  -  $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: 
Engine: 

Pros

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


Model Highlights

The Tesla Roadster'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 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 an electric car however, depends on how it's driven. Tooling 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 attempt to reach the Tesla's maximum speed of 125 mph is going to shorten the range considerably.

The Roadster was built with 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. It can do 0-60 in under 5 seconds, thanks to the electric drive that generates nearly all its torque available all the time. The base Roadster is capable of a strong 275 lb-ft of torque, while the Roadster Sport can make 295 lb-ft.

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

The interior is worthy of the price tag as well, with standard heated leather seats. A premium microfiber fabric is available for anyone concerned with animal welfare. At the top end, the interior can be fitted with custom leather seats and accent panels, plus 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 navigation and Bluetooth, forged wheels and a custom-tuned suspension.


Model News

The first production Tesla Roadster rolled out of the California factory in March 2008 after a long wait and an even longer list of buyers. Tesla has ironed many of the wrinkles out of its production process, and the wait has been reduced to a mere 4-5 months from purchase to delivery. The first modern electric performance car is now available for anyone who can swing the $100,000 price tag.


Value Writeup

Technology as advanced as the Tesla's doesn't come cheap. While the company has plans to unveil increasingly less expensive models in the future, the Roadster has to carry the cost of innovation. The 6-figure price tag buys a bleeding-edge lithium ion battery pack, a top speed of 125 mph and a maximum 200 miles per charge.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Cruising Range - City
0.00 mi

Cruising Range - Hwy
0.00 mi

Engine Type
Electric Pwr

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
248 @ 14000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
276 @ 0-4500

Trans Type
1

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.12

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
155.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.9 in

Height, Overall
44.4 in

Track Width, Front
57.7 in

Track Width, Rear
59.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Base Curb Weight
2723 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Wishbone

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

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.3 ft

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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V458000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 01, 2010

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES

Potential Number of Units Affected
439

Summary
TESLA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 ROADSTER 2.0 AND 2.5 VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 12V AUXILIARY CABLE. THE 12V AUXILIARY CABLE FOR THE LOW VOLTAGE BACK UP POWER SYSTEM MAY BE IMPROPERLY ROUTED. IF THE WIRE IS IMPROPERLY ROUTED, AND TRAPPED AGAINST THE WHEEL WELL COVER, THE WIRE MAY ABRADE AGAINST THE EDGE OF THE CARBON FIBER ARMATURE AND, OVER TIME, EXPOSE THE WIRE. CONTACT BETWEEN THE BARE WIRE AND CARBON FIBER MAY CAUSE A SHORT-CIRCUIT LEADING TO POSSIBLE ELECTRICAL ARCHING.

Consequence
SHORT CIRCUIT AND ELECTRICAL ARCING COULD LEAD TO A FIRE IN THE RIGHT FRONT HEADLAMP AREA.

TESLA MOTORS WILL CHECK THE ROUTING OF THE 12V AUXILIARY CABLE AND INSTALL A PROTECTIVE SLEEVE OVER THE WIRE FREE OF CHARGE. THIS WILL PREVENT MISROUTING AND PINCHING BY THE WHEEL WELL COVER. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TESLA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 877-888-3752.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

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

Single speed gearbox

Microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery pack

Battery heater for cold weather charging

Rear wheel drive

Bonded extruded aluminum monoque chassis

Front & rear independent wishbone suspension w/co-axial coil spring/telescopic damper

Front & rear sway bars

Rack & pinion pwr steering

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes w/regenerative braking

16" x 6" front & 17" x 7.5" split 5-spoke alloy wheels

Locking wheel lugs

175/55R16 front & 225/45R17 rear tires

Tire inflator/sealant

Black soft top

Halogen headlamps

LED tail lights

Intermittent windshield wiper

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: iPod interface

Heated sport seats w/lumbar support

Three-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel

Touch screen vehicle information display

Pwr windows

Remote keyless entry

Pwr door locks

Cruise control

Homelink universal transmitter

Anti-theft alarm system -inc: vehicle theft-deterrent & immobilizer system

Security PIN for vehicle starting

Valet mode

Electric air conditioning & heater

Retractable cup holder

Accessory power outlet

Traction control

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Front & rear crumple zones

Side impact door beams

Rigid occupant safety cell

Driver & passenger airbags

Seatbelt pretensioners

Integrated head restraints

Tire pressure monitoring system

Emergency trunk release

 
FUSION RED
$0

 
RACING GREEN
$0

 
BRILLIANT YELLOW METALLIC
$1,000

 
RADIANT RED METALLIC
$1,000

 
STERLING SILVER METALLIC
$1,000

 
GLACIER BLUE METALLIC
$1,000

 
TWILIGHT BLUE METALLIC
$1,000

 
OBSIDIAN BLACK METALLIC
$1,000

 
VERY ORANGE PREMIUM
$2,000

 
ELECTRIC BLUE PREMIUM
$2,000

 
ARTIC WHITE PREMIUM
$2,000

 
THUNDER GRAY PREMIUM
$2,000

 
JET BLACK PREMIUM
$2,000

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DARK GRAY, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BEIGE, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DARK GRAY, PREMIUM LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK , PREMIUM MICROFIBER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
EXECUTIVE LEATHER INTERIOR
$6,000

 
PREMIUM CARBON FIBER & LEATHER INTERIOR
$9,000

 
CLEAR CARBON FIBER ACCENT GROUP
$9,000

 
BATTERY REPLACEMENT
$12,000

 
HIGH POWER CONNECTOR
$3,000

 
120V/15 AMP MOBILE CONNECTOR
$600

 
240V/30 AMP MOBILE CONNECTOR
$1,500

 
CUSTOM TUNED SUSPENSION
$4,000

 
TESLA PAINT ARMOR
$1,495

 
16" X 6" FRONT & 17" X 7.5" REAR FORGED LIGHT ALLOY WHEELS
$2,300

 
PERFORMANCE TIRES
$850

 
BODY COLOR HARD TOP
$3,200

 
CLEAR COAT CARBON FIBER HARD TOP
$5,000

 
SOLARPLUS WINDSHIELD
$400

 
ELECTRONICS GROUP
$3,000

 
PREMIUM SEATS
$1,800

 
TRADITIONAL TWO TONE PREMIUM SEATS
$0

 
RALLY TWO TONE PREMIUM SEATS
$0

 
BEIGE SECONDARY TWO TONE SEAT COLOR
$0

 
BLACK SECONDARY TWO TONE SEAT COLOR
$0

 
DARK GRAY SECONDARY TWO TONE SEAT COLOR
$0

 
LIGHT GRAY SECONDARY TWO TONE SEAT COLOR
$0

 
CREAM SECONDARY TWO TONE SEAT COLOR
$0

 
SADDLE SECONDARY TWO TONE SEAT COLOR
$0

 
RED SECONDARY TWO TONE SEAT COLOR
$0

 
ORANGE SECONDARY TWO TONE SEAT COLOR
$0

 
YELLOW SECONDARY TWO TONE SEAT COLOR
$0

 
FLOOR MATS
$150

 
EXTENDED WARRANTY
$5,000

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