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Is This One of a Kind?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by spiderguy, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. spiderguy

    spiderguy Member

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  2. Habious

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    I saw that one!

    ...and the black suede interior!

    Fly, very fly.
     
  3. supersnoop

    supersnoop Tesla Roadster #334

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    The guys at the Austin service center told me that a purple roadster had been moved down from NYC. That might be the one. It does look really, really good.
     
  4. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    Oh man, that's awesome. I want it.
     
  5. Chillout

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    I have the very dark grey suede interior... the dealer told me it's very rare :cool:
     
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    Very nice interior! Where can I get seats and door panels like that??
     
  7. Alpine Driver

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    Is it possible that this is NOT the leather seats, but the "seats in microfiber" (vegan) option Tesla offered in 2009 for the 2.0 ?
     
  8. ecarfan

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    I believe the seats in that Roadster are covered in Alcantara fabric. It is uncommon in Roadsters but not unheard of m
     
  9. TEG

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    Yes, it might be the only one in that color.
    The seats were the stock "Microfiber" (not Alcantara) Most people chose leather, but a fair number of cars have those seats.

    JQ_800.jpg

    Looks like the listing has ended so the car may have been sold already.
    Wish I had the $ to grab that one...

    Here is a different Roadster with Microfiber seats:
    2010-tesla-roadster-sport-029.jpg

    And old VP11:
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    @TEG thanks for correcting me about the seat material type in that Roadster.
    BTW, while the Elise is certainly a cool ICE vehicle, I think the body shape and design of the Roadster is more balanced and graceful. The Elise rear end is too high, for example. I suppose that is to accommodate the engine.
     
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    I would think the much lighter Elise needs the rear shaped like that for downforce?
     
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    Perhaps. The Elise has problems at 160 mph - the front end starts to lift off the ground and steering becomes difficult. If you look at most rear mid-engine cars they all have a larger back end than the Roadster in order to accommodate a big gas engine and exhaust system.
     
  14. stevejust

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    You know, I've see this Starwood outfit listing Tesla Roadsters in the past and I live in Dallas so this post made me curious. I looked up where Starwood is located, and it's basically a two minute walk away from the Dallas Service Center on Welch Road in Farmer's Branch.

    Don't know if anyone else finds that interesting.
     
  15. ecarfan

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    Or maybe it is to accommodate the ICE and the transmission and the fuel tank and the catalytic converter and the exhaust; all that stuff takes up a lot of space.
     
  16. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2011 Roadster 2.5 Sport #1438

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    @stevejust - Starwood is where I test drove my first two Roadsters ever: #606 & #169. Awesome dealership. They told me since Tesla stopped their CPO program for Roadsters, the Welch Rd. service center would refer potential trade-ins to Starwood, regardless of location. Tesla seems to have a set of dealers they like sending Roadsters to.
     
  17. spiderguy

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    Agreed! I've bought 2 Roadsters from Justin at Starwood and he has been phenomenal.
     

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