The Tesla Roadster is coming to Minneapolis! Tesla’s first local public unveiling will be held at EurocarsUS in Eden Prairie on Saturday May 8 from 10am until 4pm. In addition to the Tesla being on site, there will be food and drinks along with prizes ranging from key chains to car detailing coupons. Bring your family and friends to check out this all electric sports car. Who knows when another might show up in the Twin Cities?
A quick run down on the Tesla Roadster:
The Tesla Roadster is an all electric car which delivers one hundred percent instant torque when you mash the go pedal. The Roadster is powered by a 375 volt AC induction air cooled electric motor. This all equates to 288 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque sent to the rear wheels through a one speed transmission. Max RPM is at 14,000. Let that figure sink in for a second. Ok? Now, what does this all mean? 0-60 comes in 3.9 seconds with a electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The Roadster’s range is approximately 236 miles, but of course, your mileage will vary with conditions and driving style. Over 1000 roadsters have been produced as of January 2010 with more to come.