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The Tesla Roadster Alpine Tour

Discussion in 'News' started by Dragon, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. Dragon

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    A great opportunity to drive the roadster in harsh winter weather.

    I'm abroad on the 22nd - I would love to test-drive again. Well - if I'm lucky my roadster will finally be here by the end of Feb.

    Did you see they also have an event in Cortina, Italy (as you seem to be from Italy...). That's pretty much in the east - maybe a bit too remote.
     
  3. Dragon

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    Yeah, but it's only in march! Can't wait to test the Roadster. And from the km I have to travel it's almost the same.
    Probably I'll be in Cortina as well.
     
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    Ha - nice idea to test drive it twice ;) There will be different sales representatives in Cortina - so they might let you drive it a second time ;)

    Just be sure to contact the sales staff well in advance - the car mighty be very busy...
     
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    That event sounds like a blast...too bad it's on the wrong side of the pond!

    Rest up Dragon, driving the Roadster is a game changer (and addictive :wink:)
     
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    On my way home something went wrong at the self service fuel station and I paid 122 € (= 166 $) for 50 liter (= 13.2 gallons)! WTF!? Can't believe it.
    Has to be a divine sign to buy the Roadster.

    Tomorrow I'll post some impressions and pictures.
     
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    This was my first time even seeing a Roadster. Very small.
    It was a sunny day with no snow on the roads, so I had some fun flooring the pedal. I think I went up to almost 120 kmh, but couldn't see it clearly. A shame the speedometer isn't really visible for tall people. I was very impressed by the regeneration, thought it would be more abrupt. I went through Klosters without even using the brakes, unless I wanted to "test" them. Ah... and the car is even more quiet than I would have imagined from the videos I've seen. I drove the lightning green car, it looks fantastic. The cabin is small, but I found it nonetheless very comfortable.
    Sadly I had to went home with my own car, dreaming of what it would be to speed the mountains up and down with the Roadster.

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    Dragon, thanks for the report.

    How were they charging the car?

    What were the roads like and did you feel safe at speed on them?

    Thanks, Andrew
     
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    Hi Andrew,
    they were charging the car with the universal connector on a 32 ampere output from the hotel the event was at. On the second pic you see the cable. The charging was mostly for showing people, as the cars where nearly full charged.
    The roads were everywhere like you see them on the third pic, no snow or ice at all, just a bit wet sometimes. The Roadster in any single moment felt like glued on the street.
     
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    Great pictures, Dragon! Can't wait to drive one :)
     
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    Dragon, thanks for the extra detail. Do you know if that hotel regularly offers 32A charging to guests? If so could you please say the name and location of the hotel? Many thanks. Andrew
     
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    That offset font plate is driving me crazy. Fix it!
     
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    Haha, it's one of the first things I noticed too. Really bad.

    @Andrew: It's the Hotel Vereina in Klosters. http://www.hotelvereina.ch
    Don't know if the hotel offers 32A recharging, I didn't even see where the cable come from. I was completely focused to the Roadster.
    I asked the salesman if it was recharging on 32A and he confirmed. Well, the hotel sure looks really expensive, so...
     
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    +1

    @Dragon: thanks for the pics. hope you enjoyed it ;)
     
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    Found another pic on the internetz.

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