, the chaiman of Tesla Motors
, had to duke it out with Martin Eberhard, Tesla's
chief executive, for who will get the first Tesla Roadster
. After these two pay full price for the cars they're helping to build, who else gets one of the $100,000 all-electric sportscars? The New York Times
has published a few names of celebrities who are on the buyers list: George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Will.i.am (of the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas). No one too surprising, unfortunately.
The names come from a ride NYT auto reviewer
Lawrence Ulrich took with Tesla' Darryl Siry in a Roaster through the streets of Manhattan. It must've been a short ride, because those are the only five names Ulrich squeezed out of Siry.