Tesla shows off its 2009 Roadster Sport

Posted on Sunday, 18 January 2009 , 14:01:34 byEmil

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Tesla shows off its 2009 Roadster Sport

With the Roadster sports auto production ramping up soon, Tesla Motors announced some plans on offering a stronger version of the electric 2-seater model. Called Roadster Sport, this EV is promising 15 % extra peak power over the base unit, not to mention upgraded handling plus unique painting with some carbon accents.

Roadster Sport makes the 0 - 60 mph sprint in only 3.7 seconds — if you compare it to the 3.9 seconds for that basic edition. It's putting it on the same league like the exotic sports autos. “This car can beat nearly anything in its price class – yet it is twice as efficient as compact hybrid sedans,” affirmed Michael van der Sande, the senior vice president - global sales, service, marketing of Tesla. “If you refuse to compromise on performance or the environment, the Roadster Sport is your only option.”

“The Roadster Sport embodies Tesla’s spirit of continuous improvement,” said Elon Musk - CEO, Chairman and Product Architect. “The Roadster has been a great success, but no one at this company remains satisfied with the status quo.”