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2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
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2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
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Tesla broke the luxury car market wide-open with its Model S in 2012, the first electric mass-market car able to comfortably seat five people and get a decent amount of range between r...

Specs

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain --
AWD
Fuel Economy, City --
101 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
102 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume -- --
Engine
Fuel Type --
Electric
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating -- 7 seats
Front Legroom -- 42.7 in
Back Legroom -- 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 28.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,056 lbs
Exterior
Length -- 196 in
Width -- 86.2 in
Height -- 56.9 in
Wheelbase -- 116.5 in

Available Options

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Brilliant Yellow
  • Electric Blue
  • Fusion Red
  • Glacier Blue
  • Jet Black
  • Lightning Green
  • Obsidian Black
  • Racing Green
  • Radiant Red
  • Sterling Silver
  • Thunder Gray
  • Twilight Blue
  • Very Orange

Option Packages

  • Body Color Carbon Fiber Hard Top
  • Clear Coat Carbon Fiber Body Accents
  • Clearcoat Carbon Fiber Hard Top
  • Executive Leather & Carbon Fiber PKG
  • Executive Leather PKG
  • High Power Connector
  • Infotainment Group
  • Paint Armor
  • Premium Leather PKG
  • Universal Charging Connector
  • Winter Wheel & Tire PKG W/Cast Wheels
  • Winter Wheel & Tire PKG W/Forged Black Wheels
  • Winter Wheel & Tire PKG W/Forged Silver Wheels
  • Metallic Paint
  • Premium Paint
2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Red Multi-Coat
  • Silver Metallic
  • Solid Black

Option Packages

  • Enhanced Autopilot
  • Full Self-Driving Capability
  • Premium Upgrades Package
  • Sunroof
  • Black W/Light Headliner, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim
  • Black W/Light Headliner, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim W/Black/Cream Premium Interior
  • Black W/Light Headliner, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim W/White Premium Interior
  • Black, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim with Black/Cream Interior
  • Cream, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim with Black/Cream Interior
  • White, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim with White Interior
  • Rear Facing Seats
  • Wheels: 19" Grey Slipstream
  • Wheels: 21" Grey Turbine

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