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Autoweek (NL) Roadster roadtest

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  1. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    [youtube]ZnBpd88pRLA[/youtube]

    A roadtest by Autoweek from the Netherlands if I'm not mistaken.

    Is Tesla still continuing a media run in Europe or is this possibly older footage?
     
  2. dpeilow

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    Definitely in the Netherlands. I'll try to get a translation from my Dutch friend. He put me onto Tesla in the first place a few years back - so he owes me one :smile:

    VP19 was off to Switzerland after last week's event in London, so there is definitely still promotional activity going on.
     
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    They've now added English subtitles to this video - click through for an HD version too.
     
  4. SteveF

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    This is the first video I've seen where the windshield wiper was in operation. I hadn't noticed that the roadster only has one wiper blade that spans the entire front windshield (that's windscreen to you, right, dpeilow?).

    I've never owned a car with other than two wiper blades, so it looks a bit wierd to my eyes. But I guess I'll get used to it.
     
  5. graham

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    I believe this is a carry-over from the Elise. I believe both the wiper and the windshield are the same as the Elise design.
     
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    #6 SteveF, Feb 15, 2009
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    That would make sense. Obviously I'm not too familiar with the Elise, either. Thanks.
     
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    Yep - windscreen.

    When I drove the car last month it was raining and I can honestly say it wasn't a problem having just the one wiper. It was the first time I'd driven anything without the usual two, also.
     

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