2009 Tesla Roadster Sport 2.0 - Specifications

Top speed
SpecificationsDriving rangeEfficiency
Body type: Cabriolet
Doors: 2, Seats: 2
Length: 155.4 in / 3947 mm
Width: 72.9 in / 1852 mm
Height: 44.4 in / 1128 mm
Curb weight: 2727.12 lb / 1237 kg
Electric motor: 215 kW @ 4400 rpm, 400 Nm @ 5100 rpm, Location: Rear
Top speed: 124.9 mph / 201.0 km/h
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 3.70 s
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Battery: 53 kWh, Voltage: 375 V

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Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

Brand

The name of the manufacturer.

Tesla
Model

The model name of the electric car.

Roadster Sport 2.0
Model year

The year for which the model is announced by the manufacturer. Most often it does not completely coincide with the calendar year in which the model is available on the market.

2009

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body style

The body style of the model as defined by the number of doors and roof treatment.

Cabriolet
Materials

Materials used in the vehicle's body construction.

-
Exterior colors

Available exterior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.

Arctic White
Brilliant Yellow Metallic
Electric Blue
Fusion Red
Glacier Blue Metallic
Jet Black
Obsidian Black Metallic
Racing Green
Radiant Red Metallic
Sterling Silver Metallic
Thunder Grey
Twilight Blue Metallic
Very Orange
Interior colors

Available interior colors for the model as specified by the manufacturer.

Black
Beige
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Orange
Cream
Red
Saddle
Yellow
Number of doors

Number of doors for passengers. Depending on the body style, the doors can be two, four, etc.

2
Number of seats

Number of seats inclduing the driver and passenger ones. Depending on the model, the seats can be five, six, seven or other.

2
Length

The distance from the frontmost to the rearmost point of the electric vehicle.

155.4 in (inches)
3947 mm (millimeters)
Width

The width of the vehicle without mirrors.

72.9 in (inches)
1852 mm (millimeters)
Width with mirrors

The width of the vehicle with unfolded mirrors included.

73.7 in (inches)
1872 mm (millimeters)
Height

The distance from the ground to the top of the electric car.

44.4 in (inches)
1128 mm (millimeters)
Wheelbase

The distance between the centers of the front and rear axle.

92.6 in (inches)
2352 mm (millimeters)
Front track

The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the front axle.

57.6 in (inches)
1463 mm (millimeters)
Rear track

The distance between the centers (centerline) of the two wheels on the rear axle.

59.0 in (inches)
1499 mm (millimeters)
Clearance

The distance from the ground to the lowest point of the vehicle measured without cargo or passengers. The ground clearance is also known as ride height.

5.1 in (inches)
130 mm (millimeters)
Front headroom

The vertical distance from the vehicle's roof to the front seats bottom.

36.7 in (inches)
932 mm (millimeters)
Front shoulder room

The horizontal distance between the panels of the two front doors.

52.0 in (inches)
1321 mm (millimeters)
Front legroom

The distance available for the legs of the driver and the front passenger.

42.0 in (inches)
1067 mm (millimeters)
Curb weight

Curb weight (a.k.a. kerb weight) is the EV mass with standard equipment, liquids (oils and fuel at nominal tank capacity) but without cargo and passengers. In some EU countries, the curb weight also includes the weight of a 75 kg (165 lb) driver.

2727.12 lb (pounds)
1237 kg (kilograms)
Payload

In the context of automobiles, the payload is the summary of the weights of passengers, cargo, accessories, equipment.

546.75 lb (pounds)
248 kg (kilograms)
GVWR

GVWR stands for gross vehicle weight rating and is also known as gross vehicle mass (GVM). It describeds the maximum operating weight of the electric car including the curb weight and payload (accessories, equipment, driver, passengers and cargo).

3273.86 lb (pounds)
1485 kg (kilograms)
Drag coefficient

The drag coefficient or coefficient of drag is related to the car's aerodynamics as it denotes the resistance to the air of the front surface of the vehicle when it is in movement. The lower the coefficient, the better aerodynamics the model has. Ultimately, this allows for higher speeds and improved power efficiency.

0.36 Cd (drag coefficient)

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

Manufacturer

The name of the manufacturer of the electric motor.

Tesla
Electric motor type

The electric motor category according to the type of motor commutation. Most electric motors operate on magnetism and can be powered by direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC) sources. Depending on the type of commutation, electric motors are either self-commutated (AC and DC, mechanical or electronic) and externally commutated (AC only, asynchronous or synchronous).

AC induction/asynchronous
Location of the motor

Information about the electric notor's location. The two most common locations are the front and rear of the electric car.

Rear
Power

The power produced by the electric motor depends proportionally on the motor's rotational speed.

215 kW (kilowatts)
288.3 hp (mechanical horsepower)
292.3 ps (metric horsepower)
Maximum power RPM

The electric motor's rotational speed measured in RPM when the motor achieves its maximum power.

4400 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Torque

Torque is the driving force of an electric motor and is the rotational equivalent of a linear force. A typical feature of electric cars is that they get full torque from zero speed.

400 Nm (newton meters)
40.8 kgm (kilogram meters)
295.0 ft-lb (foot-pounds)
Maximum torque RPM

Information about the velocity (rotational speed in RPM) at which the electric motor achieves its maximum torque. The velocity can have an exact value or a range at which the torque is in its peak.

5100 rpm (revolutions per minute)
Additional information

Additional details about the electric motor of this model.

A 3-phase 4-pole electric motor
A hand-wound stator and increased winding density

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed

The top speed that the vehicle can achieve as specified by the manufacturer.

124.9 mph (miles per hour)
201.0 km/h (kilometers per hour)
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph

The time in seconds the model needs to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph.

3.70 s (seconds)

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

StandardRange
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)244.0 mi / 392.7 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

StandardDrivingRating
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)City32 kWh/100 mi
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)Highway33 kWh/100 mi
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)Highway102 MPGe
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)Combined103 MPGe
EPA (Electric car range and efficiency)City105 MPGe

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanism

Information about the design type of the steering mechanism of the electric car.

Rack and pinion
Turning circle

Often referred to as turning diameter or turning radius (multiplied by two), this is the smallest diameter that the outside wheels of the vehicle describe when it is turning on full lock.

10 m (meters)
32.81 ft (feet)

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmission

Information about the type of transmission used by the vehicle. Generally, EVs are equipped with one-speed automatic units.

Automatic single-speed reduction gear
Drivetrain

Information about the type of drivetrain (the system that delivers power to the driving wheels).

Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio

The axle ratio a.k.a. final drive ratio of the electric motor. It shows the number of revolutions of the driveshaft needed to spin the axle one complete turn.

8.2752

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspension

Information about the main components of the front suspension of the electric vehicle.

Coil springs (helical springs)
Independent
Double wishbone
Telescopic shock absorbers
Adjustable dampers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspension

Information about the main components of the rear suspension of the electric vehicle.

Independent
Double wishbone
Coil springs (helical springs)
Adjustable dampers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakes

Information about the type of brakes used on the front wheels.

Ventilated discs
Rear brakes

Information about the type of brakes used on the rear wheels.

Ventilated discs
Additional information

Additional details about the brakes of this model.

Cross-drilled 300 mm front and 310 mm rear discs with curved vane ventilation
AP Racing Two-piston Aluminum fixed front callipers
Brembo Single-piston sliding rear callipers
Front and rear disk size - 288 mm

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

MarkingsWidthProfileDiameterContourOffsetMaterial 
5.5Jx165.5J16-0Aluminium
7.5Jx177.5J17-0Aluminium

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

MarkingsWidthProfileDiameterLoad indexSpeed index 
195/55R161955516--
225/45R172254517--

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

Manufacturer

The name of the company that has manufactured the battery.

Panasonic
Model

The model name of the rechargeable battery.

18650
Type of rechargeable battery

The type of rechargeable battery depending on its composition.

Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity

The capacity of the rechargeable battery that powers this EV as specified by the manufacturer in kilowatt hours.

53 kWh (kilowatt hours)
Number of cells

The batteries used by electric cars are usually packs that consist of a certain number of battery cells in different arrangements. Information about the total number of cells in this particular model.

6831
Number of modules

Battery cells are arranged in different modules that comprise battery packs. Information about the number of modules in this battery.

11
Voltage

The battery voltage denotes the difference in electric potential between the positive and negative electrodes of the pack. The higher difference in potential results in a higher voltage.

375 V (volts)
Weight

Total weight of the battery pack including not only the cells but also the shield, wiring, etc.

992.08 lb (pounds)
450 kg (kilograms)

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

TypeInterfaceVoltageCurrentPower 
NEMA 5-15Tesla charging inlet120 V12 A1.44 kW
SAE J1772 AdapterTesla charging inlet240 V24 A5.76 kW
NEMA 14-50Tesla charging inlet240 V40 A9.6 kW
Wall ConnectorTesla charging inlet240 V70 A16.8 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

NameInterfacePowerCurrentLocation
Onboard chargerTesla charging inlet--Rear-left side

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

TypeBattery %Estimated time (h:m)
SAE J1772 Adapter0% - 100%02:46 - 09:12
Wall Connector0% - 100%05:18
NEMA 14-500% - 100%05:31
NEMA 5-150% - 100%36:48

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

CategoryNameType 
-12V power outletS
-Adjustable suspensionO
-Black grilleS
-Body-colored front and rear bumpersS
-Carbon-fiber exterior accentsO
-Carbon-fiber hardtopO
-Color-keyed hard topO
-Convertible hard topO
-Convertible roof with liningS
-Forged alloy wheelsO
-Glove boxS
-Performance tiresO
-Rear wing spoilerS
-Remote keyless entryS
-SpoilerS
Safety and assistance4-wheel ABSS
Safety and assistanceCruise controlS
Safety and assistanceDriver and passenger front-impact airbagsS
Safety and assistanceFront seatbelt pre-tensionersS
Safety and assistanceImmobilizerS
Safety and assistanceRearview cameraO
Safety and assistanceTire pressure monitorS
Safety and assistanceTraction controlS
Infotainment and connectivityAM/FM/CD/MP3 playerS
Infotainment and connectivityBluetoothO
Infotainment and connectivityHomelink garage door openerO
Infotainment and connectivityIntegrated key/remoteS
Infotainment and connectivityKeyfob trunk/hatch/door releaseS
Infotainment and connectivity7 x performance speakersO
Infotainment and connectivitySatellite radioS
Infotainment and connectivity4 x speakersS
Infotainment and connectivityUpgraded stereo head unit with NavigationO
Air-conditioningManual air conditioningS
SeatsFixed front head restraintsS
SeatsHeated front bucket seats with lumbar adjustmentS
SeatsPremium seatsO
Steering wheelLeather-wrappedS
Doors and windowsAuto-locking doorsS
Doors and windowsLight-tinted windowsS
Doors and windowsPower cargo access remote releaseS
Doors and windowsPower door locksS
Doors and windowsPower windowsS
Doors and windowsSolar-guard windshieldO
MirrorsFolding side-view door mirrorsS
LightsAuto off headlightsS
LightsCargo lightS
LightsProjector beam halogen headlampsS
UpholsteryAluminum instrument panel insert, console insertS
UpholsteryCarbon fibre interior accentsO
UpholsteryFloormatsO
UpholsteryFull leather trimO
UpholsteryHalf-leatherS
UpholsteryLeather door panel trimS
UpholsteryLeather/carbon-fiber interior trimO

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Doors: 2, Seats: 2
Length: 155.4 in / 3947 mm
Width: 72.9 in / 1852 mm
Height: 44.4 in / 1128 mm
Curb weight: 2727.12 lb / 1237 kg
Electric motor: 215 kW @ 4400 rpm, 400 Nm @ 5100 rpm, Location: Rear
Battery: 53 kWh, Voltage: 375 V