Tesla
Roadster
2008
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2008 Tesla Roadster Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 2008 Tesla Roadster specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2008 Tesla Roadster warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$109,000
Invoice *
N/A
Engine
248 HP 280 ft.lbs. @ rpm
Transmission
1-spd auto
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
248 HP 280 ft.lbs. @ rpm
Transmission
1-spd auto
Axle Ratio
3.12
Recommended Fuel Type
electric
Exhaust
none
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Traction Control
ABS & driveline

Steering and Suspension

Front Suspension
double wishbone
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
gas-pressurized
Rear Suspension
independent double wishbone
Rear Springs
coil
Rear Shocks
gas-pressurized
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear
Front Tires
P175/55WR16.0BSW performance
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
225/45R17.0

Seating and Interior

Seating Capacity
2
Front Seat Type
sport
Heated Front Seats
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Front Headrests
fixed
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Seat Trim
leather / simulated suede/cloth
Door Trim
leather
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Floor Mats
carpet front
Dashboard Insert
aluminum
Dashboard Trim
leather/aluminum

Comfort and Conveniences

Sunroof
manual
Convertible Roof
with lining / with lining, hard top
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Floor Console
full
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Cargo Concealed Storage
cargo concealed storage
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
brand AM/FM, clock, seek-scan / brand AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD
in-dash mounted single
MP3 Player
MP3 decoder
Speakers
4 / 7 performance
Antenna
concealed
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power
Power Outlets
1
Garage Door Opener
HomeLink Wireless Control System
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Compass
compass
Systems Monitor
systems monitor
Check Control
redundant digital speedometer
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Navigation System
integrated navigation system
Steering Wheel Type
sport
Steering Wheel Material
leather/aluminum
Front Windows
power
1-Touch Open Window
driver and passenger
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
fixed interval
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Security System
security system

Dimensions and Capacities

Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Length
155.4 "
Exterior Height
44.4 "
Wheelbase
93 "
Front Tread
58 "
Rear Tread
59 "
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
3,272 lbs.
Curb Weight
2,690 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
1,144 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
2,147 lbs.
Front Legroom
42.0 "
Front Headroom
36.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
52.0 "
Mud Flaps
front
Rear Spoiler
wing
Bumpers
body-colored
Grille Moldings
black
Paint
clearcoat monotone / metallic monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 2008 Tesla Roadster safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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