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Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:16 am
by Daknee
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What do you think of the Tesla all electric roadster?

I really like the way it looks. I'd like to be able to test drive one unfortunatley there are no Tesla stores here in AZ where I live. The price is a little out of my range for now any way, $130,000.00. It is fun to dream anyway!


http://www.teslamotors.com/

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:11 pm
by Bramasole_iowa
236mi? How long does it take to refuel?
Kinda hard to go places on the weekend with a 236mi limit.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:11 pm
by ispeaktexan
Very nice, and green idea, but I like this one better.
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/01/pors ... hits-62-m/

"The 918 Spyder is powered by both a 500-horsepower V8 and a pair of electric motors (one for each axle) producing an additional 218 hp or 160kW. At full gallop, the concept can theoretically reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and nip 198 mph on the high end. On the flip side, Porsche says it can also achieve 78 miles per gallon and emit just 70 grams of CO2 per kilometer."

This is why I love porsche.
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They make awesome cars. This has to be the sexiest, most efficient, and powerful hybrid so far.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:58 pm
by Daknee
ispeaktexan wrote:Very nice, and green idea, but I like this one better.
http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/01/pors ... hits-62-m/

"The 918 Spyder is powered by both a 500-horsepower V8 and a pair of electric motors (one for each axle) producing an additional 218 hp or 160kW. At full gallop, the concept can theoretically reach 62 mph in 3.2 seconds and nip 198 mph on the high end. On the flip side, Porsche says it can also achieve 78 miles per gallon and emit just 70 grams of CO2 per kilometer."

This is why I love porsche.
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Tex I have to say I like the body style much better to but I wish it was all electric and not a hybrid.

They make awesome cars. This has to be the sexiest, most efficient, and powerful hybrid so far.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:10 pm
by ispeaktexan
It's beautiful isn't it?
And I actually like that its a hybrid because it can go further than 200-some miles.

They're beautiful inside and out.
The Porsches I've driven handle like beasts!
And they feel good too.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:31 pm
by Daknee
ispeaktexan wrote:It's beautiful isn't it?
And I actually like that its a hybrid because it can go further than 200-some miles.

They're beautiful inside and out.
The Porsches I've driven handle like beasts!
And they feel good too.



Tex you can go 236 miles in the Tesla and look good being 100% green Tex :D

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:38 pm
by ispeaktexan
Yeah but then to get across texas I'd have to recharge the car like 3 to 4 times.
So i'd rather be half as green and just have my Porsche.
It's so damn beautiful.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:18 am
by Daknee
ispeaktexan wrote:Yeah but then to get across texas I'd have to recharge the car like 3 to 4 times.
So i'd rather be half as green and just have my Porsche.
It's so damn beautiful.

There's no arguing the Porsche is the better looking of the two. But I would look good in either one! LOL!

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:24 pm
by ispeaktexan
True both are good looking cars, bet you would :D .
But still I wouldn't want to recharge so much...maybe when the technology has been out a bit more and can go further without a charge, then ill go for it.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 9:50 pm
by Bramasole_iowa
Daknee wrote:
ispeaktexan wrote:It's beautiful isn't it?
And I actually like that its a hybrid because it can go further than 200-some miles.

They're beautiful inside and out.
The Porsches I've driven handle like beasts!
And they feel good too.



Tex you can go 236 miles in the Tesla and look good being 100% green Tex :D


Assuming your electricity is green, as well.

Now that Ted Kennedy is dead, it looks like we'll finally start getting coastal wind farms in the US without rich people getting upset that it would get in the way of their damn yachts.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:22 am
by Schlodesss
I'd give up all my gas powered sh*t and race gas containers for that Tesla. In a new York minute.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:48 pm
by ispeaktexan
I saw one driving around a month ago in san antonio.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:35 pm
by edu999
I see a couple of them pretty regularly at the parking lot outside my office building. My former neighbor had one. I want one, too, but I don't have $100K+ lying around. lol

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:25 pm
by ispeaktexan
I honestly just want an Impreza STi. Or the new Lotus Elite.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:44 pm
by edu999
ispeaktexan wrote:I honestly just want an Impreza STi....


My partner had one some years back.. It was awesome on mountain roads, taking twisty bends like it was glued to the asphalt. And it was super fast. Those are great, super-fun cars.

Re: Tesla Roadster

PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:46 pm
by ispeaktexan
edu999 wrote:
My partner had one some years back.. It was awesome on mountain roads, taking twisty bends like it was glued to the asphalt. And it was super fast. Those are great, super-fun cars.


Nice! Yeah they are amazing. Especially after you do the better suspension upgrades.
I have a regular impreza.
But i've driven a good amount of STi's and they're awesome.