Tesla Roadster (2008)



Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster Specifications

  • Style: 2-seat, open-top, rear-drive roadster
  • Drivetrain: Electric motor with 2-speed electrically-actuated-manual-shift transmission with integral differential
  • Motor: 3-phase, 4-pole electric motor, 248hp peak (185kW), redline 13,000 rpm, regenerative "engine braking"
  • Chassis: Bonded extruded aluminum with 4-wheel wishbone suspension
  • Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
  • 0-60 mph acceleration: under 4 seconds
  • Top Speed: 125 mph
  • Range : ~220 miles (based on EPA combined city/highway cycle)
  • Battery Life: Useful battery, 100,000 miles
  • Energy Storage System: Custom microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery pack
  • Full Charge: ~3.5h

Suspension

  • Front: independent; upper and lower wishbone; co-axial coil spring/telescopic damper unit; anti-roll bar
  • Rear: independent; upper and lower wishbone; co-axial coil spring/telescopic damper

Wheels

  • Type: Forged Light alloy
  • front: 5.5J x 16
  • rear: 7.5J x 17

Tires

  • Type: Yokohama Neova AD07 LTS
  • front: 175/55 R16
  • rear: 225/45 R17

Tesla Roadster Dimensions (in. / mm)

  • Overall length: 155.4 / 3946
  • Overall width - incl. mirrors: 73.7 / 1873
  • Overall height (at curb weight): 44.4 / 1127
  • Wheelbase: 92.6 / 2352
  • Track - front: 57.6 / 1464
  • Track - rear: 59.0 / 1499
  • Curb weight: ~2690 pounds
  • Leg Room (in./mm): 42.0 / 1067
  • Front Head Room (in./mm): 36.7 / 932
  • Front Shoulder Room (in./mm): 26.0 / 660

Tesla Roadster Standard Interior features

  • Heated sport seats with inflatable lumbar support
  • Three-spoke leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
  • Smooth leather seats and trim in black, dark gray, light gray, or beige
  • Blaupunkt stereo sound system with single-disc CD player, iPod interface, and MP3 playback
  • Cruise Control
  • Homelink universal transmitter to operate compatible garage, gate, and home lighting/home security systems
  • Power windows and locks
  • Air conditioning
  • Single retractable cup holder

Tesla Roadster Standard Exterior Features

  • Double-insulated black soft top
  • Proprietary halogen low- and high-beam headlamp assemblies
  • LED tail lights
  • Forged uni-directional seven-spoke wheels in silver finish: 16" front, 17" rear
  • Locking wheel lugs
  • Tire Inflator/sealant
  • Cold weather ESS heater for cold weather charging to -20 degrees Celsius
  • Home-based charging system with integral safety features for 3.5 hour full re-charge

Tesla Roadster Standard Safety and Security Features

  • Four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS)
  • Traction control
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Front and rear crumple zones
  • Driver and passenger front airbags
  • Rigid occupant safety cell
  • Side impact door beams
  • Seatbelt pretensioners
  • Integrated headrests
  • Vehicle theft-deterrent and engine immobilizer system
  • PIN for security in operating the vehicle
  • Valet mode to restrict speed, acceleration, and distance

Tesla Roadster Factory-installed options and accessories

  • Premium leather seats available in nine colors with embroidered Tesla Motors logo
  • Microfiber, non-leather seats in black
  • Bluetooth cellular phone integration
  • Satellite radio with 170 channels of digital sound
  • Seven-speaker premium sound system tuned for Tesla Roadster cockpit
  • Touch-screen navigation system with voice guidance
  • Matching body-colored carbon fiber hardtop with full headliner
  • Metallic and premium paint
  • Tesla Motors custom floor mats
  • Mobile charging system