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Description

The Tesla Roadster is a battery electric vehicle (BEV) sports car that was produced by the electric car firm Tesla Motors (now Tesla, Inc.) in California from 2008 to 2012. The Roadster was the first highway legal serial production all-electric car to use lithium-ion battery cells and the first production all-electric car to travel more than 200 miles (320 km) per charge. The next generation of the Roadster is expected to start deliveries in 2020.

Tesla sold about 2,450 Roadsters in over 30 countries, and most of the last Roadsters were sold in Europe and Asia during the fourth quarter of 2012. Tesla produced right-hand-drive Roadsters from early 2010. The Roadster qualified for government incentives in several nations.

The world distance record of 311 mi (501 km) for a production electric car on a single charge was set by a Roadster on October 27, 2009, during the Global Green Challenge in outback Australia, in which it averaged a speed of 25 mph (40 km/h). In March 2010, a Tesla Roadster became the first electric vehicle to win the Monte Carlo Alternative Energy Rally and the first to win any Federation Internationale de l'Automobile-sanctioned championship when a Roadster driven by former Formula One driver Érik Comas beat 96 competitors for range, efficiency, and performance in the three-day, nearly 620-mile (1,000 km) challenge.

According to the U.S. EPA, the Roadster can travel 244 miles (393 km) on a single charge of its lithium-ion battery pack and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) in 2.9 seconds depending on the model. The Roadster's efficiency, as of September 2008, was reported as 120 MPGe (2.0 L/100 km). It uses 135 Wh/km (21.7 kW·h/100 mi, 13.5 kW·h/100 km or 490 kJ/km) battery-to-wheel, and has an efficiency of 88% on average.

On February 6th, 2018, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk used his own Tesla Roadster as a dummy payload for the first flight of the Falcon Heavy. A passenger, Starman, a spacesuit-wearing mannequin, is aboard the car in the driver seat, as well a Hot Wheel Tesla Roadster and mini Starman mounted on the dash, and a few other items as well. This technically makes the Roadster the fastest car ever built.

Specifications

Note: there is currently a (glitch/bug?) causing the Tesla Roadster, with max tuning, to get 5.5 and 5.4 second Quarter Mile times if starting the race in a certain way. (very hard to trigger, almost never)

The version of the car seen in this game is modeled after the 2010 Tesla Roadster 2.5. The 2.5 upgrade/model included a new redesigned front fascia which made the Roadster much more aerodynamic. It also included a larger battery as well as a new touchscreen entertainment interface.

Max Speed

A little above average for normal driving, if spamming the "x" key to jump while at top speed (with nitro) this vehicle is capable of up to over 30,000mph with 3 Falcon 9 boosters and a Falcon 9 Second Stage, and around 150-160mph stock. Unfortunately, stock won't get you to Mars like the Falcon 9 booster will.

Acceleration

Slightly slower then the Model S. Still accelerates great for the price of the car.

Braking

Better than average for most vehicles, but average braking for that size of a vehicle.

Handling

Also very good! (Be warned, the Roadster is very tail happy at speeds.) Handling is this car's strong suit, it's average stats and above average handling make it one of the best vehicles for the Highway race and Circuit race.

Upgrades

The upgrades will make the car a bit better, but not too much. This and the Model S are great cars as they are relatively quick and can win a few races here and there, averaging about 7.1-7.4 seconds in drag races. They are really more of fun toys until you step up to the 2020 Tesla Roadster. Your best bet in races is the Dune Rally and Circuit Race where top speed will never be reached, but quick acceleration will help you get and stay infront of the competition.

Max Speed

The Tesla Roadster can achieve about 195mph when fully upgraded.

Acceleration

The Tesla Roadster has decent acceleration like the other Tesla Vehicles. It will beat most other cars in its class such as the Shelby Super Snake, Cayman GT4, etc.

Braking

Fully upgraded, braking is pretty powerful. No need to hold down the break (unless its the handbrake) unless you need to stop really fast.

Handling

The Tesla Roadster has incredibly good handling, and it is ideal to use the drift tires if you are going around corners. Or, if using racing slicks, putting that handbrake to good use will help.