Tesla Roadster Sport NEDRA record 12.643 at 1/4 mile

Wayland Invitational IV
Scotty Pollacheck, the rider for the Killacycle, had some free time late Saturday evening and was driving the yellow Tesla that DaveD owns (181). He did 13.000 seconds with a Tesla Roadster 2008 that was not fully charged.

So I offered Scotty Pollacheck my new 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport (553) with about a 75% charge and fully warmed up in Performance mode.

Scotty is a lightweight (135 lbs) professional driver/rider. I let him do two runs in the Tesla Roadster Sport and he promptly set the new records.

12.643 and 12.715. You have to do two runs within 1% of each other. If you have it, then the lower of the two counts as the record. We submitted the record to NEDRA (National Electric Drag Racing Assoc) for the SP/A3 class, which is where the Tesla Roadsters are classified.

Record run at 12.643

Backup run to confirm the record at 12.715 (against a Tango)

Tesla Roadster Rally 40+ Cars

The first ever Tesla Roadster Road Rally.
This was a great video showing a huge number of electric cars travelling together.
Imagine just happening to see this during the day while you are out and about.

First Tesla Model S Sedan Test Drive

Elon Musk unveils the new Tesla Sedan at the SpaceX rocket factory. Steve Jurvetson was fortunate to take the first test drive, and he let the video run for the whole ride. Good job!

Tesla Model S Sedan videos

Here are some cool videos from the Tesla Model S unveiling that are appearing on the internet.
Check out what the door handles do in order to reduce drag when driving.

Door Handle video

The turn signals and front headlights have been described as if from “Tron”.

Headlights and Turning Signal

YouTube video of the tail lights

Tesla Model S revealed

I am VERY impressed. So impressed that I have already put in my deposit for one.

Overview
– 300 mile range
– 45 minute QuickCharge
– 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
– Seats 7 people
– More Cargo space than station wagons
– 2X as efficient as hybrids
– 17 inch infotainment touchscreen

Range
– Up to 300 mile range
– 45 minute QuickCharge
– Charges from 120V, 240V or 480V
– 5 minute battery swap

Utility
– Seating for 5 adults + 2 child seats
– Unique hatch for oversized items
– 60/40 flat-folding rear seat
– 2nd trunk under hood

Performance
– 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds
– 120 mph top speed
– Sport sedan dynamics
– All-wheel-drive available

Tesla 101

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.