From Tesla press: The Tesla Roadster is the only serially-produced electric supercar in the world. The hand-built, carbon fiber Roadster accelerates from 0-60 in 3.7 seconds, and reaches an electronically-governed top speed of 125 miles per hour. Offering 295 pound feet of torque, the Roadster sport offers the performance of a supercar without a drop of gasoline.
The Roadster travels about 245 miles on a single charge. The charger is built on-board the Roadster, so can plug into any conventional 110-v or 220-v electrical outlet.
Roadster owners typically “top off” by plugging the car in when they come home at night – and every single morning they wake to a full charge, without ever visiting a gasoline station. The Roadster does not require oil changes, muffler system repairs, spark plugs, pistons or other costly and time-consuming service and maintenance associated with internal combustion engine cars.
The Tesla Roadster 2.5, released in 2010, is Tesla’s fourth iteration on the electric supercar. It embodies Tesla’s philosophy of continuous improvement and responds to customer feedback to create the best example of a Roadster. This includes a Sports edition option.
In addition to a new front fascia and rear diffuser reflecting the future of Tesla design language, the 2.5 also features directional forged wheels available in both silver and black, new seats with improved comfort and larger more supportive bolsters, power control hardware that enables spirited driving in hot climates, an optional 7" touchscreen display with back-up camera, as well as improved interior sound reduction including new front fender liner material make the cabin even quieter.