2010 Tesla Roadster: Through Ian's Lens


Nikola Tesla is best remembered for being at the forefront of electrical engineering at the turn of the 20th century. Forget the cheesy early 1990s hair-metal music references, Tesla was a groundbreaking inventor who helped create the alternating-current electric power system, and he’s also one of the first pioneers of wireless communication, more commonly known as the modern radio. His mark on modern science is indelible and indisputable. What a perfect name for an electric car company.

The 2010 Tesla Roadster’s body design is based on the Lotus Elise with a couple of unique differences. To offset the electric engine and drivetrain weight, Tesla uses carbon fiber body panels wrapped around an aluminum frame. My favorite angle of the Tesla Roadster is its profile because it reminds me of the new Ferrari California with inklings of Ford GT and even some slight Porsche lines.

Besides the lines and interior of the Roadster, the logo and badge designs are gorgeous pieces unto themselves. Tesla spared no expense when designing a brand that will hopefully be around for a long while. Check out more photos below and an interview with the owner of this beauty here

By Ian Merritt | September 10, 2009 | Comments (1)
Tags: Tesla


Great photos! The Tesla is the first electric car in modern production that looks good and can hold its own in the performance arena. -> http://tinyurl.com/m2hxc2

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