Some vehicles will forever keep a special place in the hearts of the people. For the Tesla community, that car…
Some vehicles will forever keep a special place in the hearts of the people. For the Tesla community, that car would be the original Roadster, a car that broke the form of conventional electric cars when it was released. With Roadster, Tesla showed that electric cars did not have to look like enchanted golf cars – they could be fast, nice and sexy as well.
The original Roadster received many awards during his time. On October 27, 2009, Tesla Roadster set a world record for the production of electric cars, traveling 501 km (311 miles) on a single charge. In March 2010, the sports car was also the first electric vehicle to win the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally, with Formula One driver Erik Comas driving an Arctic White Roadster to dominate the 3-day 1
Tesla released Roadster Sport 2009, as a top trim for the electric sports car. In its review of the vehicle Car and Driver it is noted that Roadster Sport hit 60mph in just 4 seconds thanks to its powerful, permanent-synchronous permanent-magnet permanent-magnet motor that creates fast-paced momentum. With its 122 mph top speed, 288 hp power and 295 lb-ft torque, Roadster Sport could breathe the breath out of unpleasant passengers.
Tesla sold only about 2450 Roadsters during the entire vehicle run from 2008-2012. After Roadster, Tesla focused its efforts on developing and refining the Model S sedan, a vehicle that may well be the most important car in the decade. Model S was the Model X SUV, and then Model 3, the company’s first attempt at a mass market car. Tesla passed through “Production Hell” with Model 3, although the company could run through its difficulties this year. Elon Musk recently noted that Tesla is now at one point when there is no problem building 5,000 Model 3 per week – more than twice as many original Roadsters as the company produced over four years.
Model 3 performance is the top screen of Tesla’s latest vehicle. Powered by larger and more energy-tight 2170 battery cells, Model 3 Performance Tesla is the first traceable car. Equipped with two electric motors that provide a combined 450 hp and 471 lb torque, the high performance electric sedan has an impressive 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds (eventually updated to 3.3 seconds of Tesla), a top speed of 155 mph, and an interval of 310 miles per charge.
Only in special designs, Model 3 Performance – the most conservative of Teslas Performance-labeled vehicles – is the original Roadster. As a video of a race between the two cars shows, the original Tesla Roadster is still incredibly fast despite its age. The race between Tesla’s former and current electric cars was held at Atco Dragway in NJ, where two neophyte drivers dubbed the drawstring with the rather rare matchup.
Thanks to the electric power of its electric motor, as well as the reaction time of the Model 3 Performance Driver, Tesla Roadster Sport created an early lead during the match. Midway through the quartermill, model 3 performance began to come in. Both cars were neck and neck until the end of the race. Model 3 performance crossed the quarter environment for 11.838 seconds at 114.02 mph, while Tesla Roadster Sport finished driving for 12.959 seconds at 101.13 mph. Thus, despite skipping the newer car outside the line, Roadster Sport ultimately bent to Model 3 Performance with 0.6623 seconds.
Its loss for Model 3 performance aside, it’s hard not to be impressed by Tesla Roadster Sport. The car is after all equipped with battery and propulsion technology, which has since been improved by Tesla. Nevertheless, the vehicle could continue as Elon Musk wanted it – like an electric sports car that can stand toe to toe with some of the best high performance cars in the market.
Look at the original Tesla Roadster Sport battle on model 3 performance in the video below.