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2008 Tesla Roadster Convertible Pictures

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We drove the Tesla along the hidden roads on the top oif the San Francisco Peninsula. The Tesla Roadster is truly a sports car, more for fun than for going to the store. 2008 Tesla Roadster Convertible Exterior Fold-up canvas top comes in handy in wet weather, and can be stowed in the trunk when the sun is out. A gaping front air intake provides cooling air for the electronics that make the Tesla go. 2008 Tesla Roadster Convertible Exterior Not a single panel of the Tesla's largely carbon-fiber body is shared with the Lotus Elise on which it is based. Tesla commissioned its own body design, although the look is marred by lots of cutlines. Rear view from the cockpit is obscured a bit by flying buttresses that smooth out the roof line. And look, no tailpipes! Electric powertrain means all torque, all the time, and endows the Tesla Roadster with scenery-blurring acceleration. Lotus-engineered chassis, suspension and steering impart road-hugging performance. Martin Eberhard, far from serving sour grapes, uses a spreadsheet to show that true cost of ownership of the Tesla Roadster is 6 cents per mile or less. Pictured: the deposed founder's personal Tesla. Tesla Motors says its electric roadster does the quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds. Now in production! The banner says it all. Martin Eberhard, deposed co-founder of Tesla Motors, blogs extensively about his driving impressions of the Tesla Roadster. Eberhard took his Tesla out for about 1,000 miles in the two weeks since the company delivered it to him. Tesla is telling buyers to sign up now if they want to get one of the electric Tesla Roadsters (pictured) by next year at this time. Lucky Europeans will be able to spend their strong Euros on the Tesla Roadster soon; the electric car is bound for Europe next year. Eberhard praised the roadster's never-ending torque, instant response, nimble suspension, tight steering after taking the Founder's Series car out for a spin. Despite the worldwide financial crisis, Tesla Motors has snagged $40 million in additional financing to pep up production of the electric Tesla Roadster (pictured). The Tesla Roadster (pictured) is another step closer to reality now that the NHTSA has granted an airbag standard waiver for three years. Again showing it is working from a different model than the traditional auto company, Tesla Motors will make house calls to fix a problem with its 2008 Roadster EV's rear hub flange bolts. March 17 is the start-of-production date finally announced by Tesla Motors for its long-awaited electric Roadster. Founder's Series Tesla Roadster has orange seat panels to match the racy orange stripes on the exterior.
2008 Tesla Roadster
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