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Think City Racers and Tesla Roadster begin Eco Car Trials – Click above to watch video after the jump

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Tesla Roadster Sport at the GRRC Spring Sprint – Click above to watch video after the jump

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2010 Tesla Roadster Sport - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Tesla Roadster vs. Porsche Boxster on the track – Click above to watch the video after the jump

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2010 Tesla Roadster Sport - Click above for high-res image gallery

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2010 Tesla Roadster Sport - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Tesla Motors' press conference doesn't take place until later today, but a great burgundy version of the Model S was already on display at the company's Detroit Auto Show booth. We've seen the car in silver and white before, but the dark red of this latest show car really caught our eye. We're excited to hear what Tesla has to tell us in a little while, and we really hope it's not simply that the Roadster road trip was a success. We know this, especially since the dirt-splattered car that made t

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2010 Tesla Roadster Sport – Click above for high-res image gallery

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Tesla Roadster Sport - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Tesla Roadster Sport - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Click above to watch the video after the break

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Tesla Roadster - Click above to for high-res gallery

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Tesla Roadster Sport - Click above for high-res image gallery

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The Lotus Elise and Exige are extremely popular among owners as track cars, thanks to their light weight and phenomenal handling. Given its chassis DNA from the Elise, the idea of using the Tesla Roadster in a similar manner has come up repeatedly over the last two years. We first raised the idea with then-Tesla sales honcho Darryl Siry in November 2007, who explained that the Roadster as it was then constituted wouldn't work very well because the motor would overheat causing a loss of performan

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Click above for a high-res gallery of the Tesla Roadster

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With 150 Roadsters delivered to customers and another 1,100 people on the waiting list, Tesla decided now's the time to release a more performance-oriented version its Elise-based EV. The Tesla Roadster Sport features a hand-wound stator that increases winding density to help eliminate resistance while increasing peak torque. In conjunction with a set of Yokohama Ultra High Performance tires (likely the same Advan A048s fitted to the Elise/Exige), Tesla claims a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds –

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