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New Tesla Roadster 2.5, New Tesla Website

Last week, Tesla Motors announced the Roadster 2.5, a refreshed version of its electric sports car. It will debut simultaneously with the opening of Tesla's two new stores in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Newport Beach, California.

The new Roadster includes improvements in both design and technology, including a new front fascia, rear diffuser, improved seat comfort & internal finishes, sound dampening and a large touch screen navigation system.

"Although development of the Model S is our main focus, this shows that we still care a great deal about improving the Tesla Roadster," said Tesla CEO Elon Musk. "These improvements are a direct result of customer feedback and come only a year after release of Roadster 2.0, showing an exceptionally rapid pace of innovation. Where feasible, we will also offer existing customers the ability to purchase the upgrades now available in version 2.5."

New features in Roadster 2.5 include:

* A new look, which includes a new front fascia with diffusing vents, and rear diffuser reflecting the future of Tesla design
* Directional forged wheels available in both silver and black
* New seats with improved comfort, larger more supportive bolsters and a new lumbar support system
* Power control hardware that enables spirited driving in exceptionally hot climates
* An optional 7" touchscreen display with back-up camera
* Improved interior sound reduction including new front fender liner material make the cabin even quieter

As part of the new roadster's freshening, the company's website has also been given a new update. Now there are plenty more pictures and facts about the company's new roadster, as well as some new things to check out about the Model S sedan that's due in 2012.

  • dacman61
    Awesome! I wonder how much they cost though?
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  • anamaniac
    I'd sell my house to buy this... if I owned it. :(
    Then again, I don't like the guy who does own it, so maybe. :)
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  • christop
    That looks just like a Lotus.
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  • urlsen
    It costs 923.000 dkk in denmark (157.000 USD)(125.000 Euro)
    Not my new car for a long time :)
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  • cptnjarhead
    "New features".. how about a new battery and vehicle design that will be economically viable for the average consumer.

    "In this, I could have a lead-foot and not feel guilty about it."
    Wow.. if you feel guilty about having a lead foot using a hydrocarbon vehicle...then Volcanoes should be disgusted with themselves. Maybe volcanoes can go green too. We should get Al on that ASAP!
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  • andybird123
    christopThat looks just like a Lotus.
    that's because it is based on the Lotus chasis and shares 6 percent of it's parts with the Lotus Elise (which to me looks like the chasis and most of the body panels)



    to comment on the article; so the 2.5 is entirely cosmetic - what they really need to improve is the batteries
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  • jomofro39
    I saw one of the first ones on the street, thinking it was a Lotus until it whizzed by me completely silently. Very cool cars, IMO. Too bad it is 150,000.
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  • cptnjarhead
    back_by_demandUntil electric cars are not charged by power stations they will never really be green.But good to know that when we have an emmission-free power generating infrastructure the cars will be waiting for us.Half way there, still a way to go yet.Agreed
    They should show the carbon footprint made by the creation of this vehicle. Not that i believe in regulating carbon footprints, but the manufacturing of "green" tech is very new and usually takes more energy to create than conventional tech.
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  • guanyu210379
    Over USD100.000?
    Can I get a cheaper version of this? Let say USD10.000 to USD20.000? :)
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  • irish_adam
    back_by_demandUntil electric cars are not charged by power stations they will never really be green.But good to know that when we have an emmission-free power generating infrastructure the cars will be waiting for us.Half way there, still a way to go yet.
    the emissions generated by charging the car are nothing compared to burning petrol.
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