|Tesla Motors Roadster '08|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5|
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||Premium|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Engine||3-phase, 4-pole AC motor|
|Max Power||277 BHP|
|Performance Points||463 PP|
|Max Torque||377 Nm|
|Weight||1,238 kilograms (2,730 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||4.47 kg (9.9 lb) per horsepower|
Twelve colors are available for this car:
- Arctic White
- Sterling Silver
- Thunder Gray
- Jet Black
- Twilight Blue
- Electric Blue
- Glacier Blue
- Racing Green
- Brilliant Yellow
- Very Orange
- Fusion Red
- Radiant Red
"The EV sportscar born in Silicon Valley, the centre of information technology."
Established in California's Silicon Valley in 2003, Tesla Motors announced a car in 2006 that dropped the jaws of many automakers in the world who were still struggling to produce an electric vehicle. This was the announcement of the 4-seater EV sportscar with a midship layout, the Tesla Roadster.
A CFRP body was matched to an aluminum bathtub chassis based on the Lotus Elise. It also shared other components with the Elise, and is assembled at the Lotus Factory in the UK, so it's no wonder that their styling and package is similar. However, this car is powered by lithium-ion batteries and a three-phase AC motor.
Delivery began in 2008, and the initial commercial model produced a maximum output of 245 BHP, and 198.9 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 mph is 3.7 seconds. The top speed is limited for safety, but still reaches 125 mph. Obviously its performance is in no way inferior to a gas-powered car, it even has a driving range of 244.2 miles per charge, which was another surprise to many.
The performance of the sports model released in the beginning of 2009 was raised to 284 BHP and 295.1 lb-ft. This roadster had been the focus of attention long before its release, and even though the price tag was high at USD $98,000, orders were placed for well over 600 cars immediately. Its final release was slightly delayed, but the initial sales were good and delivery started in Europe beginning in 2009.
As a Premium car, the Tesla Motors Roadster '08 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 100,000 Credits. It is a Level 7 car.
This car can be purchased for 100,000 Credits. Alternatively, the player can receive this car by obtaining the Super License. It has a detailed interior.
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