For Sale: 2010 Tesla Roadster in Sarasota, Florida


Vehicle Description

The Tesla Roadster is a fast two-seat convertible sports car. But that description could fit any number of cars; the Roadster will go down in history for being the first high-performance electric car sold in the U.S. since the 1920s. The Tesla Roadster comes from a brand-new Silicon Valley startup automaker dedicated to producing pure electric cars powered by lithium-ion batteries, with no combustion engine of any kind. The Roadster single-handedly convinced irascible auto journalists and wealthy buyers that electric cars weren�t all �golf carts,� but in fact could provide silent, swift, sheer acceleration that humbled Ferrari models costing twice as much. Revealed in 2006 to a startled world, with the first Roadsters rolling off the line late in 2008, full production started for the 2009 model year. With a price tag of more than $130,000, the Tesla Roadster competes�at least in theory�with imported high-end performance cars from Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari, and the like. But until German makes like Audi manage to launch their own all-electric sports cars, the Tesla Roadster (along with its even higher-performance Roadster Sport model) really occupies a singular niche in the car market: It is the only emissions-free high-performance sports car for sale in the U.S. More than 1,000 have been sold, and Tesla is now developing its next model, an electric sedan called the Model S The Tesla Roadster uses 6,831 small �commodity� lithium-ion cells�the same kind used in mobile phones and laptops�to provide 0-to-60-mph acceleration under 4 seconds and a real-world range of 150 to 240 miles, depending on how often the driver uses that acceleration. The Roadster's electric motor is redlined at 13,000 to 15,000 rpm, for a quoted top speed of 135 mph. The mid-mounted 53-kilowatt-hour battery pack sits behind the cockpit, with a 185-kilowatt (248-horsepower) electric motor driving the rear wheels. The Tesla Roadster is assembled by Lotus in England, and shares some chassis architecture with that maker�s light, swift Elise sports car. Tesla updated the Roadster�s interior and controls for 2010, adding two-tone upholstery and relocating the Vehicle Display System to the center stack, making it easier for drivers to select among several operational modes. The tunnel-mounted �gear lever� was also replaced with push buttons for forward, reverse, and park. While the Tesla Roadster will never be considered luxurious, the changes add a touch of elegance to what had been a harsh and Spartan cabin. Call us at 941-355-1955 we export worldwide and can finance this car to 72 months. Abs - 4-Wheel, Antenna Type - Element, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Anti-Theft System - Theft-Deterrent System, Axle Ratio - 3.12, Body Side Reinforcements - Side Impact Door Beams, Cargo Area Light, Center Console Trim - Alloy, Clock, Compass, Convertible Roof - Soft Top, Cruise Control, Crumple Zones - Front, Crumple Zones - Rear, Cupholders - Front, Digital Odometer, Door Trim - Leather, Driver Seat - Heated, Driver Seat Power Adjustments, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Height, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Lumbar, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Reclining, Electric Motor Battery Type - Lithium Ion, Electric Motor Charging Time - 3.5 Hours, Electric Motor Hp - 288, Electric Motor Miles Per Charge - 245, Electric Motor Power Output (Kilowatts) - 215, Electric Motor Torque - 295, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Interior Trunk Release, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Front Airbags - Dual, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Bumper Color - Body-Color, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Fixed, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Front Suspension Type - Double Wishbone, Front Wipers - Speed Sensitive, Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent, Fuel Economy Display - Mpg, Fuel Economy Display - Range, Gauge - Tachometer, Grille Color - Black, Headlights - Hid/Xenon, Impact Sensor - Post-Collision Safety System, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Mirror Color - Body-Color, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, One-Touch Windows - 2, Passenger Seat - Heated, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - Height, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - Lumbar, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - Reclining, Power Door Locks, Power Outlet(S) - 12v Front, Power Steering, Power Windows, Radio - Am/Fm, Rear Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Rear Bumper Color - Body-Color, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spoiler, Rear Spoiler Color - Body-Color, Rear Spring Type - Coil, Rear Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Double Wishbone, Regenerative Braking System, Rollover Protection System, Run Flat Tires - Puncture Sealing Compound With Electric Compressor, Satellite Radio - Siriusxm, Seatbelt Pretensioners, Steering Wheel - Tilt, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Taillights - Led, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire Type, Total Speakers - 4, Traction Control, Trip Computer, Universal Remote Transmitter - Homelink - Garage Door Opener, Upholstery - Leather, Warnings And Reminders - Maintenance Reminder, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Wheel Locks - Front And Rear, Wheels - Alloy

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-927536
  • Year:2010
  • Make:Tesla
  • Model:Roadster
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:15270
  • Stock Number:TESLA1
  • VIN:5yjre1a31a1001097