$141,000 Tesla Roadster Review at Wired

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$141,000 Tesla Roadster Review at Wired

Post by Illuminati » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:04 am

The folks over at Wired were fortunate enough to review the highly versatile and revolutionary Tesla Roadster. Weighing in at $141K, the Wired drivers were able to get as much as 236 miles on a single charge or stomp it from 0 to 60 mph in a screaming 3.7 seconds! The Wired guys loved it and rated it a 7 out of 10, so check it out to find out what else they had to say about this electric sports car!

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And then there's the handling. The Sport holds the road like a baby gripping a rattle. It is easy to hustle through corners, and, with a combined 13 settings on the car's adjustable shocks and sway bars, it's easy to tune out the Roadster's tendency toward oversteer. With the upgraded suspension, the ride is firm but not harsh — even on washboard roads. The car is porky at 2,700 pounds (that's what happens when you drop in a 900-pound lithium-ion battery pack), but it's too fast and nimble to be called a pig.
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Re: $141,000 Tesla Roadster Review at Wired

Post by FZ1 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:29 am

Uhhh...I volunteer for that review! =P~

Maybe Nate can get one for a week and we can do a group review :)
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Post by Illuminati » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:36 am

FZ1 wrote:Uhhh...I volunteer for that review! =P~

Maybe Nate can get one for a week and we can do a group review :)
No kidding! I'm in!
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Re: $141,000 Tesla Roadster Review at Wired

Post by hark » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:59 pm

Awesome! I cannot wait until cars like this become affordable.

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Post by Illuminati » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:30 pm

Wonder what this thing sounds like when you punch it!
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Re: $141,000 Tesla Roadster Review at Wired

Post by Optix » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:41 am

Illuminati wrote:Wonder what this thing sounds like when you punch it!
I'm not sure what the car would sound like but I know I'd likely drown out the engine noise with my girly screams of, "HOLY @$&%!"

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Re: $141,000 Tesla Roadster Review at Wired

Post by techking13 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:04 pm

Unfortunately, that car is just too awesome for me.

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Re: $141,000 Tesla Roadster Review at Wired

Post by iseeman » Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:40 pm

This is like the only real hybrid car out there...but i am sure competition will make the price lower 8)

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Re: $141,000 Tesla Roadster Review at Wired

Post by hark » Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:14 am

Hybrid? I don't think this car uses any gasoline at all.

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Re: $141,000 Tesla Roadster Review at Wired

Post by Krab » Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:44 am

Just slash a hundred thousand dollars and I can afford this baby! :lol:

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Post by Apoptosis » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:47 am

Krab wrote:Just slash a hundred thousand dollars and I can afford this baby! :lol:
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Re: $141,000 Tesla Roadster Review at Wired

Post by chickenadobo » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:44 am

I can't imagine the repair costs on that thing or trying to find a local mechanic! But then again if you can afford it, it won't be a problem.
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