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Tesla Roadster Sport vs. Tesla Model S Performance

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Dragon, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Dragon

    Dragon Lightning Green Fairytale

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    - 0 to 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds vs. 4.4 seconds
    - range 245 miles vs. 300 miles
    - motor air cooled vs. liquid cooled
    - 129.000 $ vs. 79.900 $
    - equal top speed
    - battery warranty 3 years vs. 8 years
    - 2 seats vs. 5+2 seats

    Not to state the greater interior dimensions, better brakes, storage space, increased comfort etc. etc. for the Model S.

    Why should anyone keep their Roadster?
     
  2. bolosky

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    If you have to ask, you'll never understand.

    But I suspect that coming from you this is a rhetorical question, and you're not about to part with Lightning Green.
     
  3. Alan

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    The obvious answer is that you need both.
     
  4. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    A base sport is $84,400
     
  5. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    Not sure I'd want to drive the wide-ass Model S too fast on Italy's narrow roads.
     
  6. augkuo

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    Ferrari 458 vs Ferrari FF - enuf said


     
  7. Tesla 940

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    Model S?

    I hope to God I'm never so old that I would want to drive a 4 door sedan! :eek:
     
  8. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    It's a world better than driving a minivan! You don't have kids yet, do you?
     
  9. zack

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    Because it's very small and sexy, and it's quicker. But I agree that both are necessary. The best electric cars on the planet.

    Oh yeah, and you can't buy a Model S. You have to wait.
     
  10. hcsharp

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    #10 hcsharp, Dec 21, 2011
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    Zack you pretty much hit the nail on the head. I like smaller, more responsive cars. I almost wanted to cancel our S reservation when I saw how big it was. I didn't want to wait. And we need both in our family. Can't wait to be all electric with our cars.

     
  11. Eric from NE

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    #11 Eric from NE, Dec 22, 2011
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    Is there any place that has a side-by-side spec comparison of the Roadster vs the S? (height, weight, clearance, etc)

    Edit: Finally found the specs on the site (the S are kind of hidden), but couldn't find a side by side.
     
  12. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    Buy a Roadster today, then shift your Model S reservation to the SSL or R list for faster delivery!
     
  13. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Because as beautiful as the S is, it's the Roadster that will get the attention on the road and in the parking lot.
     
  14. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    Is Tesla still doing that?

    I did it back in May of this year. I'm currently the last "R" Reservation holder in the US, at R270. So, with all the hundreds of Roadsters sold, not one of them also put down a reservation for a Model S? Makes me think the Roadster Friends & Family promotion has ended.
     
  15. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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  16. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I had R266 back in May, but "upgraded" to a Sig at the October event and received SSL183 instead. Guessing they never compacted the "R" list.
     

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