An all-electric sports car produced by Menlo Park, California based from Tesla Motors, the Tesla Roadsters are innovative, efficient, and seductively beautiful- and not a lot of things you can buy boast all three of these! Perhaps more importantly, the winner of Time Magazine's 2008 Best Transportation Invention, Popular Mechanics 2006 Breakthrough Award, du Pont Registry's 2009 Best Green Exotic, and Forbes Magazine's “Best new car that lived up to the hype”, the Tesla Roadster the car that paved the way to environmentally friendly performance in modern motor cars. This example was originally assembled for world known automotive entrepreneur Scott Painter, and is the 93rd Tesla ever produced which makes it part of the Signature 100 series.
Exterior. This particular car is in showroom condition, having logged just 25,600 miles from its delivery date in December of 2008. The carbon fiber body panels are covered in sterling silver and has a beautiful luster. The majority of the body is covered in ClearBra for protection, which show a few minor imperfections from protecting the paint from rock ships. The only flaw in in the paint is a small scratch on the passenger door, that can barely be seen in the photos.
Interior. The rare black and cream interior is also very clean, with only markings being on the door sills from entry and exit. Impressive carbon fiber trim covers the center console, which combined with the various information touch screens, gives the passengers a truly space age experience.
Performance. Driving the 2008 Roadster is truly different. At a stand still, the exhaust drone we have grown to expect is absent. Acceleration is impressive from walking speeds, while the brakes are more than adequate. As one would expect of an automobile designed by Lotus, steering is tight and responsive and the driver feels at one with both the car and the road. The roadster has been maintained by Tesla Motors certified service stations with the last annual service being performed on 9/16/2015 in Buena Park, CA where the car was inspected, firmware was updated, Brake fluid, and coolant flush was performed. At the same time the battery bleed scan was performed with everything coming back normal and no error codes. Brand new OEM Yokohama Advan tires have been installed and have less than 5 miles.
Tesla Motors' first production vehicle, the Tesla Roadster, was the first highway-capable all-electric vehicle in serial production for sale in the United States in the modern era. The Roadster was also the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells and first mass production BEV to travel more than 200 miles (320 km) per charge. Owning this Signature 100 Series beautiful roadster is not just owning a emission free, battery powered car, but a large piece of automotive history that will be enriched as time goes on.