2010 Tesla Roadster Sport First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2010 Tesla Roadster - Road Test Specs

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport

(Electric 1-speed Direct Drive)


Model year2010
StyleSport 2dr Convertible (3-phase, 4-pole electric DD)
Base MSRP$130,450


Drive typeRear-wheel drive
Engine typeThree-phase four-pole electric
Redline (rpm)14,000
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)288 @ 7,100
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)295 @ 0-7,100
Transmission typeSingle-speed direct drive
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)8:27:1


Suspension, frontIndependent, double wishbone, coil springs, monotube dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent, double wishbone, coil springs, monotube dampers
Steering typeUnassisted rack-and-pinion
Steering ratio (x:1)15.8:1
Tire brandYokohama
Tire modelA048 Ultra High Performance
Tire typeSummer performance
Tire size, front195/50R16
Tire size, rear225/45R17
Wheel size16-by-6 inches front -- 17-by-7.5 inches rear
Wheel materialForged aluminum
Brakes, front11.5-inch ventilated and drilled rotors, two-piston fixed calipers
Brakes, rear11.5-inch ventilated and drilled disc, single-piston sliding calipers

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,690
Length (in.)155.4
Width (in.)73.7
Height (in.)44.4
Wheelbase (in.)92.6
Track, front (in.)57.6
Track, rear (in.)59.0
Turning circle (ft.)32.8
Legroom, front (in.)42.0
Headroom, front (in.)36.7
Seating capacity2


Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot available
Head airbagsNot available
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsNot available
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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