My lad works for Tesla Motors, who make electric powered sports cars. He
came to stay this weekend and brought with him a Telsa Roadster. This
car is based on the Lotus Elise platform but with battery power rather
than petrol engine.
Anyway, this thing is blistering fast in a straight line. 0-60mph is 3.7
seconds. I used to ride fast accelerating bikes with 0-60 around 4
seconds but this thing is just mental. I've never experienced
acceleration like it. The down side is the weight distribution. As Ian
Rawlings alluded to in a previous post, It doesn't handle as well as a
Lotus Elise. The uber heavy battery pack in the rear meant that it
didn't feel that nimble on roundabouts etc. Being electric, it was
fairly quiet. Not completely silent though as the motor sounded a bit
like a being on an aircraft on its takeoff run. At around 90k UK pounds,
I think they are overpriced but it was good fun.
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