Tesla Roadster Test Drive
One beautiful December day we went for a test drive on the much talked
about, super fast electric sports car, the Tesla Roadster. We also
interviewed Tesla in their showroom and assembly area.
It was an amazing experience and I hope that car companies will make
electric cars the standard fleet coming out of their factories.
2014 Tesla Model S Performance (416hp) - 0-180 km/h acceleration (1080p)
Amazing autobahn acceleration test with the super innovative TESLA Model S
as the range topping P85 Performance Model featuring 416 hp and 600 Nm from
an all-electric drivetrain. I honestly have to say, that I have NOT driven
anything like this before. The power is so instant that it takes your
breath. No other car in the world can deliver such performance and instant
pull without spinning the rear-wheel tires. Yes, accelleraction feels like
you were driving an all-wheel-drive car that weighs nothing;-) Besides that
amazing punch, the rest of the car is just as good and driving around in
town is a sheer pleasure. I don't really know if the video can transport
this astonishment, but I am definately looking forward to your LIKES and
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AWESOME tesla roadster "LOUD" acceleration ;)
I spot this STUNNING tesla roadster in my town of sandwich on Cape Cod. I
absolutely love the blue with black wheels color combo. the owner was
really cool, and said that he has another one just like this, except with a
grey interior instead of tan. It was so creepy when he accelerated fast
away, there was NO sound, which i dont know if i like. anyway....amazing
car none the less. remember to rate, comment, and subscribe for more exotic
and supercar videos!
Tesla Roadster Sport VS Porsche 911 turbo (Motorsport)
Rencontre improvisée entre la Tesla Roadster Sport et la Porsche 911 turbo sur le circuit de Lurcy Lévis.
La sportive électrique américaine met une véritable correction à la
Tesla Roadster Sport
Puissance : 292 ch
Couple : 40,0 mkg
Poids : 1 235 kg
Porsche 911 turbo
Puissance : 480 ch
Couple : 63,2 mkg
Poids : 1 585 kg
Essai réalisé sur piste mouillée dans le cadre du Supertest de la Tesla
à paraître dans le numéro 38 du magazine Motorsport.
BMW vs Tesla
BMW 330xi vs Tesla Roadster on Sandhill Road in Palo Alto, CA.
Comparison: 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport vs. 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Editor At Large Arthur St. Antoine and Technical Editor Kim Reynolds pit
the all-electric Tesla Roadster Sport against the enthusiast favorite, the
Porsche Boxster Spyder.
Read the full story here:
Shot By: Jim Gleason and Mike Suggett
Edited By: Jim Gleason
Accelerating Tesla Roadster Signature 250 (100% Full Electric Sportscar) [Autogespot - Carspotting]
Tesla Roadster Signature 250 accelerating very fast (100% Full Electric
Sportscar) [Autogespot - Carspotting]
Wohoo!!: Video got posted on Engadget!
Thanks for all the viewers!! :D
The Roadster's 0 to 60 mph (0--97 km/h) acceleration time is 3.9 seconds
for the Standard Model and 3.7 seconds for the 2010 Sport Model.
MotorTrend, which performed the first independent instrumented testing of
the Roadster Sport, confirmed the company's reported 0 to 60 mph time of
3.7 seconds (MotorTrend recorded 0 to 60 mph of 3.70 seconds; it recorded a
quarter-mile test at 12.6 sec @ 102.6 mph). The top speed is
electronically limited to 125 mph (201 km/h). The Roadster covers the
quarter-mile drag strip in 12.757 seconds at 104.74 mph (168.56 km/h).
It weighs about 2,700 lb (1,200 kg) and is rear wheel drive; most of the
car's weight is centered in front of the rear axle. Its body style and
smooth underbody result in a Cd of 0.35.
Tesla began delivering the higher performance Sport version of the Roadster
in July 2009. The Roadster Sport has adjustable dampers and a new
hand-wound motor, capable of 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 3.7 seconds.
Scotty Pollacheck, a high-performance driver for Killacycle, drove a 2010
Tesla Roadster Sport at the Wayland Invitational Drag Race in Portland,
Ore., in July 2009. He did a quarter-mile (~400 m) in dry conditions in
12.643 seconds, setting a new record in the National Electric Drag Racing
Association among the SP/A3 class of vehicles.
The EPA combined range (specifying distance traveled between charges)
measured in February 2008 for early production Roadsters was 231 mi (372
km) city, 224 mi (360 km) highway, and 227 mi (365 km) combined
(city/highway). In August 2008, additional testing with the newer
Powertrain 1.5 resulted in an EPA combined range of 244 mi (393 km). The
vehicle set a new distance record when it completed the 241-mile (388 km)
Rallye Monte Carlo d'Energies Alternatives with 36 miles (58 km) left on
Simon Hackett and Emilis Prelgauskas broke the distance record for an
electric vehicle, driving 501 km (311 miles) from Alice Springs to Marla,
South Australia, in Simon's Tesla Roadster.
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tesla_Roadster
TESLA ROADSTER DRIVE VIDEO
The Tesla Roadster driven at an owners event. The Tesla Roadster is an all
electric sports car with a 0-60 time of 3.9 and a range of 245 miles. Video
was taken in the LA area at closed airport runway. Be sure to turn the
sound up...the car sounds like no other car you have ever heard. Please
feel free to comment if you wish.
Tesla Roadster vs Audi R8
Thursday morning, 1 October, a warm sunny Canberra morning...
Rally and circuit racing driver, Rick Bates played The Stig with the Tesla
electric-powered roadster against an Audia R8 supercar. The event was held
at the SDMA Hillclimb Complex at the Fairbairn Park Hillclimb complex on
Times where 38.0 sec for the Tesla and 36.2 sec for the R8. Not a bad
performance for the Tesla considering that the R8 (with V8) has almost
twice the power rating (309kW compared to 185kW).
Below are the specs from Wikipedia
Audi R8 specifications
R8 engine models 4.2 FSI V8 5.2 FSI
engine configuration V8 engine V10 engine
engine displacement 4,163 cc (254.0 cu in) 5,204 cc (317.6 cu
max. power 309 kW (420 PS; 414 bhp) @ 7,800 rpm
386 kW (525 PS; 518 bhp) @ 8,000 rpm
max. torque 430 N·m (317 ft·lbf) 530 N·m
(391 ft·lbf) @ 6,500 rpm
kerb weight 1,560 kg (3,439 lb) (dry) 1,620 kg
(3,571 lb) (manual)
0-100 km/h (62.1 mph) 4.4 sec  3.9 sec 
0-100 mph (160.9 km/h) 10.1 sec -
0-200 km/h (124.3 mph) 14.9 sec 12 sec (R tronic)
1/4 mile (~400m) 12.8 sec @ 113.2 mph (182.2 km/h) -
top speed 301 km/h (187.0 mph) 316 km/h (196.4
(200 feet (61 m) skidpad) .98 G
Manufacturer Tesla Motors
Parent company Tesla Motors
Also called Code name: DarkStar
Body style(s) 2-door Roadster
Layout Rear Mid-engine, Rear-wheel drive
Platform Unique, developed from Lotus Elise
Engine(s) 3-phase, 4-pole AC induction motor 185 kW, Maximum torque is
200·ft-lbf (270 N·m)
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Transmission(s) Single speed BorgWarner fixed gear
Wheelbase 2,352 mm (92.6 in)
Length 3,946 mm (155.4 in)
Width 1,873 mm (73.7 in)
Height 1,127 mm (44.4 in)
Curb weight 2,723 lb (1,235 kg)
Fuel capacity 53 kW·h (Li-ion battery)
Electric range 244 mi (393 km)
Designer Tesla Motors
Tesla Model S Part 2: Pure Electric Power
Visit: http://www.OnCars.com - Part 2 of our three-part Tesla Model S
preview. This video originally published at OnCars.com: