Cal­i­for­nia’s su­per dream

Herald Sun - Motoring - - News -

ONE of the sex­i­est elec­tric cars has been given the green light for Aussie streets. The Tesla Road­ster, which the Cal­i­for­nia car­maker says is ‘‘the world’s only elec­tric su­per­car’’ — though the claim was made be­fore MercedesBenz an­nounced its SLS Gull­wing AMG E-Cell will go into pro­duc­tion — will have a start­ing price of $206,188.

A show­room is ex­pected to open in Syd­ney this year.

The hand-built, car­bon-fi­bre Road­ster is a zero-emis­sion bel­ter, with a liq­uid-cooled bat­tery pack, and de­vel­ops 215kW and 400Nm with a range of 360km.

Tesla Mo­tors has so far sold more than 1500 Road­sters glob­ally.

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