Monday, March 21, 2011

The Tesla Roadster - The Sports Car of the Future Has Arrived By Wil Yeo Platinum Quality Author

The Tesla Roadster - The Sports Car of the Future Has Arrived

By Wil Yeo Platinum Quality Author
If you are looking for your dream car and have about $100,000 to spare, look no further than the Tesla Roadster. This awesome car is 100% electric and has the sleek look of it's sporty gas powered cousins. Read on to learn more about this fantastic car that may just be the start of the answer to the rising gas consumption and prices in the United States and around the world.
The most amazing thing about the Tesla Roadster is that it runs on the same lithium ion battery that you find in your average laptop. It can be recharged from a simple home wall socket. While that is amazing in itself, it can go from 0 to 60 mph in as little as 4 seconds! What's ever more astonishing is that you can drive 250 miles on one battery charge. The car is not some ugly, little box car. It is a sleek-looking high performance automobile. You can choose from 12 different shades of color in metallic or non-metallic finish. The wheels are forged uni-directional seven spoke wheels in a silver finish.
The interior comes standard with cruise control, heated leather seats, CD player, iPod interface and MP3 Playback. It also boasts power windows and door locks, air conditioning and a single retractable cup holder. There are many more extras that you can order to customize your Tesla Roadster if you so desire.
Here's some useful information about Tesla Roadster:
Fuel capacity 53kWh (Li-Ion Battery)
Wheelbase 2352 mm (92.6 in)
Length 3946 mm (155.4 in)
Width 1873 mm (73.7 in) including mirrors
Height 1127 mm (44.4 in)
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors
Assembly Lotus factory in Hethel, England
Class Roadster
Body style: 2 seater convertible roadster
Layout Rear Mid-engine, Rear-wheel drive
Unique Platform and developed from Lotus Elise
Engine: 3-phase, 4-pole AC induction motor
Transmission: Magna two-speed computer-controlled dual clutch electro-hydraulic manual gearbox
The performance of this car is far superior to any of the other electric cars that have been produced. Once you press on the accelerator you are at full torque with no waiting for the car to shift. You can easily negotiate through heavy traffic and the handling of the Tesla is second to none. There is no engine noise from a Tesla Roadster. Imagine riding in a car that has no acceleration noise, no shifting noise and no exhaust noise. Nothing but the quiet hum of it's electric motor.
This car design has already won numerous awards. The Tesla motor company has acquired about 600 orders for this amazing sports car. Many of the orders have come from actors and politicians wanting to make a statement about conservation. Just imagine driving a car that you never have to fill with gasoline. Just pull it into your garage, plug it in and by morning you are ready to go!
So if you are looking for a truly unique, sleek and lightning fast sports car, look no further than the it. It may be a little pricey, but as it does not run on gas, it can help to save the environment by cutting down on emissions. This could very well be the start of the electric car revolution!
Wil Yeo is a mechanical engineer by training and owns the site Chrome Valve Stem Cap which features a unique anti theft tire valve cap product.
If you care about your car and safety of your family members, you will also find the handy guide that is given away FREE on his site. A useful ebook entitled: Tire Maintenance Guide, which covers various important aspects of maintaining your vehicle tires. It is an eBook not to be missed, whether you are new riders / drivers or season riders / drivers.

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