Features & Specs


The AC induction motor and single speed gear box create instant torque from 0 rpm. Up to 295 lbs-ft of torque and 300 horsepower are produced as the car smoothly accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.

The electric powertrain enables unprecedented responsiveness. The Roadster becomes an extension of the driver and reacts in an instant. The optional custom-tuned suspension allows the driver to adjust the handling to their preference.

The hand-built, carbon fiber Roadster sets the mark for premium electric cars to come. The monocoque chassis, constructed of resin-bonded and riveted extruded aluminum adds rigidity and strength to the lightweight package.

The Roadster offers supercar performance without supercar emissions. Engineered for efficiency, the zero-emissions Roadster can drive 245 miles per charge. It plugs into nearly any outlet, anywhere in the world.

New Features


Upgraded power control hardware enables spirited driving in extreme climates. From the Swiss Alps to the Phoenix Desert, the Roadster's electric drivetrain delivers.


New seats offer improved comfort, larger more supportive bolsters and a new lumbar support system. An optional 7" touchscreen provides easy to use controls, navigation, and back-up screen. Sound reduction materials quiet the cabin. Wheel arch liners suppress pavement noise.


Roadster 2.5 reveals a nuanced exterior design including a new front fascia and rear diffuser. The new Roadster 2.5 reflects the future of Tesla design language.



375 volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor with variable frequency drive.

  Roadster Roadster Sport
Torque 273 lb-ft at 0-5,400 rpm 295 lb-ft at 0-5,100 rpm
Horsepower 302 hp (225 kW) at 5,000-6,000 rpm 299 hp (223 kW) at 4,400-6,000 rpm
Max rpm 14,000 rpm 14,000 rpm


  Roadster Roadster Sport
Top Speed 125 mph 125 mph
0 to 60 mph 3.9 seconds 3.7 seconds


Single speed fixed gear. Reverse drive uses reverse direction of motor, limited to 15 mph.

Overall Final Drive 8.28:1
Final Drive Ratio 3.12:1


Custom microprocessor-controlled lithium-ion battery with 6,831 individual cells. 3.5 hour charge time from empty to full using the Tesla High Power Wall Connector at 240 Volts and 70 Amps.

Range 245 miles
Expected Battery Life Seven-years or 100,000 miles
Battery heater for cold weather charging to -20 degrees Celsius Standard

Chassis & Exterior


Designed exclusively to support electric drive technology, the monocoque chassis is constructed with resin-bonded and riveted extruded aluminum.

Four-wheel independent suspension featuring upper and lower unequal length wishbones and co-axial coil spring telescopic dampers. Standard
Custom Tuned Adjustable Suspension with 10-position adjustable dampers and front and rear adjustable anti-roll bars Optional (Roadster Sport: Standard)
Locking Wheel Lugs Standard
6J x 16 Forged Aluminum Wheels (black or silver) with 175/55 R16 Yokohama Neova AD07 LTS tires at front Optional (Roadster Sport: Standard)
7.5J x 17 Forged Aluminum Wheels (black or silver) with 225/45 R17 Yokohama Neova AD07 LTS tires at rear Optional (Roadster Sport: Standard)

Exterior Features and Options


Carbon Fiber Body Panels Standard
Double-insulated black soft top Standard
Halogen low and high-beam headlamp assemblies Standard
LED tail lights Standard
Clear Coat Carbon Fiber Body Accents Optional
Clear Coat Carbon Fiber Hardtop Optional
Solar Guard Windshield Optional
Paint Armor Optional

Exterior Colors


Interior Features and Options

Heated Seats Standard
Three-spoke leather-wrapped sport steering wheel Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle information touch screen Standard
Power windows and door locks Standard
Retractable cup holder Standard
Air Conditioning Standard
Premium Leather or Microfiber Seats Optional
Executive Leather Package Optional
Executive Leather and Carbon Fiber Package Optional
Infotainment Group: includes large, in-dash touchscreen featuring GPS navigation, back-up camera, HD Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, amplified 400 Watt 7-speaker sound system, Bluetooth connectivity and Homelink door opener Optional
Tesla Floor Mats Standard

Interior Colors


Standard Safety Features

Four-sensor, four-channel anti-lock braking (ABS) system

Front and rear crumple zones

Side Impact Door Beams

Traction Control

Tire pressure monitoring system

Emergency tire inflator/sealant

Driver and passenger front airbags

Rigid occupant safety cell

Seatbelt pretensioners

Integrated head restraints

Vehicle theft-deterrent system

Motor immobilizer system

Programmable PIN code (restricts unauthorized vehicle operation)

Valet Mode (restricts vehicle speed and acceleration, locks the glove box, and records trunk openings and PIN defeat attempts)


Exterior Dimensions

Overall Length

155.1 in.

Width Across Mirrors

72.9 in.

Overall Height (mid-laden)

44.35 in.

Wheel Base

92.6 in.

Front Track

57.7 in.

Rear Track

59 in.

Curb Weight

2,723 lbs.

Interior Dimensions

Leg Room

42 in.

Front Head Room

36.7 in.

Front Shoulder Room

26 in.