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