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Saturday, December 20, 2008

2009 Tesla Roadster Performance And Wallpaper

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Style : 2-seat, open-top, rear-drive sports car

Drivetrain : Single speed fixed gear with electrically actuated parking lock mechanism and mechanical lubrication pump

Motor : 375 volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor with variable frequency drive. Output 248 peak horsepower (185kW) and 276 ft/lbs (375 nm) of torque. Redline 14,000 rpm.

Chassis : Resin-bonded and riveted extruded aluminum monoquoque. Four-wheel independent suspension featuring upper and lower unequal length wishbones and co-axial coil spring telescopic dampers.

Brakes : Hydraulically operated. Tandem master cylinder with vacuum servo and anti-lock braking system.

Acceleration: 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds

Top Speed : 125 mph (electronically limited)

Range : About 220 miles (based on EPA combined city/highway cycle)

Battery Life: Five years or 100,000 miles

Battery : Custom microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery with 6,831 individual cells.

Weight : 992 lbs.

Full Charge : About 3.5 hours using the Tesla Motors High Power Connector.