The American company Tesla Motors unveiled in 2006 its first model – an all-electric Roadster. Body and chassis borrowed from a model Lotus Elise, but the technical stuffing is quite different. Manufacture of the first production version Tesla Roadster for sale began in 2008th. The movement of the electric leads 248-horsepower three-phase four-pole electric motor, which develops a maximum torque of 270 Nm. Thrust is transmitted to the rear axle via a single-stage transmission development company BorgWarner. From zero to hundred Tesla Roadster accelerates in 4.9 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 200 km/h. At the motor show in Detroit 2009 debuted Tesla Roadster modification with the prefix Sport. Its key feature was the upgraded engine output has been increased to 288 hp, which has reduced the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h in 0.2 seconds. – Up to 4.7 s. Tesla Roadster Sport Inside Tesla Roadster Sport gearshift lever aluminum gave way to touchtone mechanism on the center console appeared color touch screen, and in the decoration used high-quality leather and carbon fiber inserts. In addition, buyers were able to release Sport order the installation on an electric carbon rear spoiler, hood with slits and adjustable suspension. Price Tesla Roadster Sport in the United States at the time of its occurrence was 128,500 dollars. Tesla Roadster 2.5 In the summer of 2012 at the annual Festival of Speed at Goodwood, presented an updated roadster Tesla Roadster 2.5. From model 2.0 it differs modified grille and bumpers, the rear got integrated diffuser. Also Tesla Roadster 2.5 sports a new wheels, which are available with two color options: black and silver. Inside – new seats, improved insulation through the use of other materials in the decoration and as an option became available 7-inch screen and rearview camera. Technical filling model 2.5 is unchanged. For the power of the electric motor corresponds to a set of lithium-ion batteries, full charge which provides the mileage more than 390 kilometers (501 km record stands at no charge). At the same time, charging from the mains with a voltage of 240 volts is 3.5 hours. The introduction of the Tesla Roadster was completed in 2012 due to the ending kits Lotus Elise. But later the company announced that it will release the second generation of the roadster, which will be built on its own platform – a shortened chassisĀ Model S. However, this will not happen before 2019. Tesla Roadster 3.0 As promised at the end of 2014 the manufacturer has released a service pack for the model of the Tesla Roadster, which received the designation 3.0 Its key feature was an increase in the electric power reserve from the previous 390 to 640 kilometers, ie more than half. For the most part this has been achieved through the installation of the new battery cells capable of storing 31% more power than their predecessor analogues. It is noteworthy that the size of the battery pack (its capacity is 70 kWh) has not changed, in spite of the increased capacity. Additionally, to save energy consumption on the new Tesla Roadster 3.0 are designed tires with reduced rolling resistance and aerodynamic body kit, which provides reduction of aerodynamic drag from 0.36 to 0.31. The cost of the package of improvements information yet.

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