Four years and 2,600 Roadsters later, Tesla is putting its first production vehicle out to pasture at the end of this year. But how do you celebrate the last of a breed? A sports car that put Tesla on the map? With a special edition, of course. And the Roadster you see here isn't just one of five Final Edition Roadsters – it's the last one to ever be produced.

Sporting Atomic Red paint, a duo of dark silver stripes on its hood and rear clamshell, along with exclusive anthracite aluminum wheels, this is number four of five Final Editions slated for North America. Originally, it was headed north of the border, but when the Canadian buyer realized importation would be an issue it went back on sale here in the States. We're sure someone is itching to sign the papers, grab the keys and never look back.

Tesla says each sales region – North America, Europe and Asia – will get five Roadsters specced out exactly as this one, and while there are no performance modifications, with only 15 on the planet, they should fetch a nice purse at the 2035 Barrett-Jackson auctions.


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      QCRamAir
      • 3 Years Ago
      Has it seriously been four years already since these first went into production? Damn...
      Todd Dunning
      • 3 Years Ago
      Bad news for Lotus of course but good news for the rest of us who hate eco-posturing, tax dollar-wasting Solyndra 2's that are priced for nobody to afford but the Silicon Valley elites who came up with it.
        tinted up
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Todd Dunning
        More like bad news for Tesla when lotus announced they were going to stop manufacturing the metal tubs that Tesla uses as a chassis.
        POV
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Todd Dunning
        Admit it. You were just dying to somehow involve Solyndra into this weren't you? What else you got to regurgitate?
        john
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Todd Dunning
        Hurrr durrr elites
        john
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Todd Dunning
        Hurrr durrr elites Go get back in your cavalier.
        Leozug
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Todd Dunning
        Are you as opposed to the billions the gov spent on the f23 that never did anything to the 1/2 billion the gov spent on Solyndra? I'm just wondering if it's all government waste you are opposed to or just the kind fox news tells you to be opposed to.
        fly by wireless
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Todd Dunning
        Don't see how this trash got voted up. For lame brains like this, It's fine to fill the pockets of oil barrons with tax money, spend billions upon billions on poorly or non-performing military crap like the F22 and F35, hire corporate contractors (that belong to the Vice Prez who starts the wars) who kill our soldiers with their shoddy electrical work, etc. But it's bad to try to foster new industries and technologies to put the country ahead and help it minimize its need to send money to Saudi Arabia and the like...
        Alex
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Todd Dunning
        comparing a handout that went badly like solyndra and similar cluster-f*cks to meaningful research and development on an experimental aircraft is like comparing making a sandwich to the space program. just because there was no deliverable from the F23 program does not mean that there were not valuable lessons learned and features developed that will make their way into future products.
          vjusuf
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Alex
          Can't you say the same exact thing regarding Solyndra?
          john
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Alex
          Remember, if we spent billions for nothing it's bad unless it was a military project. Then there were important lessons learned!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Todd Dunning
        [blocked]
        Gubbins
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Todd Dunning
        Yup, and what's more it was a lousy car too. Primitive quality, horrible ride and more squeak and rattle than any tech could possibly fix. Fast? Yes, fast as hell but that isn't all there is to a well-developed car and this sure wasn't that. Good luck on the sedan Tesla, you're going to need it.
      Peter T
      • 3 Years Ago
      i believe its the last one even though it says "no. 4 of 5". its the last one because there wasn't any orders or requests to build the 5th one LOL.
      ledwa17036
      • 3 Years Ago
      great car but you forgot about the emissions from generating the electricty to charge the batteries
        Krazeecain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ledwa17036
        Sh!tty ignorant comment, and you forgot about the part where it's more efficient to burn all that gas/oil in a few big generators than it is to burn in millions of smaller engines.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ledwa17036
        [blocked]
      Brody
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hurray for over 1 million emission free miles.
        Nikola Tesla
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Brody
        over 17 million emission free miles http://www.teslamotors.com/enthusiasts/millions-of-miles
      tinted up
      • 3 Years Ago
      That switch gear seems very high quality and elegantly styled... /sarc
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tinted up
        How should I put it,,,, Tesla Roadster interior is on the cheap side of crappy.
          Gubbins
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          Correct! There's no way their cabins could be considered remotely high-end. The cheapest Kia has better interior quality...and virtually no squeak/rattle.
      Auto112.eu
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is fantastic car + zero emission Congrats
      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 3 Years Ago
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      Ken
      • 3 Years Ago
      Tesla Hybrids??? Tesla Motors has never made and will never make a hybrid. They only make all-electric premium cars. They're not interested in cheap cars that compete with the Volt or Leaf and I'm glad they are on a higher plane setting new standards for range and design. Kudos to you Tesla Motors!
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's fine.
      Krazeecain
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Originally, it was headed north of the border, but when the Canadian buyer realized importation would be an issue it went back on sale here in the States." I heard about this, apparently only dealers can import the newest model year of vehicles into Canada. The government came up with that law to "protect dealers", which is a bunch of BS. Some cars sold here can be $5k-$20k more expensive than in the states (and our dollars have been roughly on par lately). Exotics and sports cars can be as much as DOUBLE the price as their US counterparts. It's a huge sham and I feel sorry for the poor gentleman that got shafted by this ridiculous system.
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