Now, as the company continues its expansion with the opening of two new stores, one in Copenhagen, Denmark and the other in Newport Beach, California, we have the first details about an updated version of the Tesla Roadster, version 2.5.
Developed using feedback from current Tesla customers, the Roadster 2.5 comes with a new front fascia, rear diffuser, improved seat comfort and interior details, increased sound dampening and a new 7 inch touchscreen navigation system with reversing camera. The final touch is a set of forged alloy wheels in either silver or black.
No major changes were made to the drivetrain, which means its AC induction motor should be pushing 288 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque--enough for a 3.7 second 0-60 mph time. With a mix of spirited and normal driving, the Roadster should be able to carry you a distance of 245 miles on a single charge, which takes about 3.5 hours from empty to full using the Tesla Home Connector at 240 Volts and 70 Amps.
The Tesla Roadster 2.5 is coming in for the 2011 model year and is available for order now.