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Tesla Roadster review: 17 facts and highlights

Tesla Roadster
Tesla Roadster
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Why is Tesla Roadster better than the average?

  • higher maximum torque
    10000Nmvs352.1Nm
  • further range
    997kmvs415.5km
  • faster top speed
    402.3km/hvs241.72km/h
  • longer basic warranty (years)
    4yrsvs3.7yrs
  • faster acceleration (0-100)
    1.9svs5.87s

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has rear-wheel drive
Tesla Roadster

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.

2.Is an electric car
Tesla Roadster

An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.

3.Has fully independent suspension
Tesla Roadster

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

4. longer basic warranty (years)

4yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

Best

Hyundai Elantra (2014)

5yrs

Speed

1. faster top speed

402.3km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

Best

Tesla Roadster

402.3km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)

1.9s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

Best

Tesla Roadster

1.9s

Engine

1. higher maximum torque

10000Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

Best

Tesla Roadster

10000Nm

2.Has Stop-Start system
Tesla Roadster

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.

3. further range

997km

The maximum distance an electric or hybrid car can travel on electric only, from a full charge (EPA-estimated driving range).

Best

Tesla Roadster

997km

Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Tesla Roadster

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has smart key as standard
Tesla Roadster

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

For example

Honda Clarity Fuel Cell (2017)

3.Has in-car system
Tesla Roadster

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

4.Has regenerative braking
Tesla Roadster

Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

5.Has Bluetooth
Tesla Roadster

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

6.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Tesla Roadster

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

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