This has been a very big week for Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA], with the electric car start-up finally launching its IPO and listing on Nasdaq. At the same time we also discovered plans for a range of new models after the upcoming Model S electric sedan, including a crossover, convertible and commercial van, as well as plans to build the second generation Tesla Roadster completely in-house.

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.


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