Road Tests Real world tests of Roadster Sport vs Roadster

0-60mph

Top speed

Roadster Sport
124 mph
Roadster Base
119 mph

0-100mph

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Tesla Roadster Sport

Reasons to consider the
Tesla Roadster Sport

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More torque 281 ft-lb @ 0 RPM vs 201 ft-lb @ 0 RPM Around 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
More expensive sticker price $129k vs $109k Around 20% more expensive harder to own
Side view of Tesla Roadster

Reasons to consider the
Tesla Roadster Base

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Slightly lighter curb weight 2,500 lb vs 2,724 lb Around 10% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Roadster Sport  vs
Roadster 
Brand Tesla Tesla
Price 128,500 109,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.56 lb/hp 8.8 lb/hp
Maximum hp 285 HP @ 4,400 RPM 284 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Maximum torque 281 ft-lb @ 0 RPM 201 ft-lb @ 0 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

engine

Fuels
Electricity

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,724 lb 2,500 lb
Width 68 in 73.7 in
Height 44.4 in 44.4 in
Length 155.4 in 155.4 in
Wheelbase 92.6 in 92.6 in

road tests

Roadster Sport  vs
Roadster 
Top speed 124 mph 119 mph
1/4 mile 12.6 s 12.7 s
0-60mph 3.7 s 3.7 s
0-100mph 11.5 s 11.1 s

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 1 2

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc
Tesla Roadster Sport
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Tesla Roadster Base
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