Power of DC AutoCross 2009

Video montage from Power of DC autocross 2009 which happened last weekend…

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Tesla Roadster vs Tesla Roadster drag racing 8/7/09

 Tesla Roadster vs Tesla Roadster at Pacific Raceways 8/7/09

Tesla Roadster vs Tesla Roadster at Pacific Raceways 8/7/09

Tesla Roadster Sport 553 versus another Tesla Roadster

Drag Ticket Tesla Roadster Sport vs Tesla Roadster at the Wayland Invitational Electric Drag Races 7/25/09. My reaction time was really good at .014 with a 1/4 mile time of 12.82 seconds

Drag Ticket Tesla Roadster Sport vs Tesla Roadster at the Wayland Invitational Electric Drag Races 7/25/09. My reaction time was really good at .014 with a 1/4 mile time of 12.82 seconds

Tesla Roadster Sport 553 versus another Tesla Roadster

Here is the video of me driving the Roadster Sport 553 (right lane) vs another Tesla. My personal best was 12.82 seconds. I was just doing a regular acceleration without holding the brake and loading the acceleration pedal. I tried that once and got a horrible time, so I stopped trying to be cute. I still managed 12.82 to 12.88 on a regular basis with approx 75% to 80% charge levels. Once I figure out how to properly launch, my times will come down. I am a total novice at this.

30 Tesla EV Roadsters 1st annual rally

2010 Tesla Roadster VIN #501 with Executive Leather

VIN #501 2010 Tesla Roadster with Executive Leather

VIN #501 2010 Tesla Roadster with Executive Leather

Here is the first picture snapped of the interior of a 2010 Tesla Roadster.
This particular Roadster is VIN #501 and it has the Executive Leather interior.
VIN #501 is going to be an engineering Roadster and is not a customer car.
When this picture was snapped in Menlo Park a few days ago, it was only a glider waiting for the drivetrain.

Notice the contrast stitching, the console in the center of the car, push button shifting, glove box, etc.

Tesla Roadster sells for $160,000 on Ebay

Orange Tesla Roadster

Orange Tesla Roadster

Tesla Roadster #191 just sold for $160,000 on Ebay. The owner had to sell for business reasons.
Never driven. The cost to the original owner was about $92,000.

This is just a picture of what it looks like. It is not the actual vehicle.
The auction ended early with a Buy It Now bid.

New update from Tesla Motors on the Model S

Tesla Model S teaser picture

Tesla Model S teaser picture

I just received a new update with a teaser picture of the new Model S that will be unveiled on March 26th.
This information was provided on the ordering process for Tesla Roadster owners.

Due to the overwhelmingly positive response from customers since we provided a teaser photo last week, we decided to offer a special opportunity to you – the early adopters of the Roadster. You have been instrumental in our early success, and we appreciate your continued passion and belief in Tesla’s vision.

Instead of waiting until March 26 to reserve a Model S Signature Series, you may reserve one now for a $40,000 refundable reservation fee. There will be 1000 Signature Series sedans each for US and Europe delivery. As with the Roadster Signature Series, your vehicle production number is a function of when the reservation payment is received.

At the launch party, we’ll open reservations for the Model S Signature Series and the regular Model S sedans to everyone. According to our current production plan, only the Signature series is expected to be delivered in 2011, with regular production starting in 2012. Roadster owners will receive a $10,000 discount off the final sales price of the Signature Series Model S.

Please call us at 650-413-6300 or email us at customer@teslamotors.com for details and a reservation agreement. The Model S aspires to become the automotive icon of the 21st century – a gorgeous yet practical electric vehicle that will liberate even more drivers from oil addiction.