Tesla Roadster Sport at the GRRC Spring Sprint – Click above to watch video after the jumpThe Tesla Roadster may not be the best sports car to bring to the race track, given that its electronics can slow it down after a few hot laps to keep it from overheating the motor but, as those who have watched it lay down impressive times on the dragstrip know, it's a pretty decent performer within its bounds. Decent enough that a pair were invited to take part in this year's Goodwood Road Racing Club Spring Sprint to contest the new electric class that's been created under the auspices of the FIA-recognized Motor Sports Association (MSA) in the UK.
Although the timed-lap performances turned in by the Tesla twins were only a bit better than middle-of the-pack overall, the pair demonstrated their mastery of off-the-line acceleration and were only surpassed by a trio of monster cars (very non-stock Nissan GT-R and Skyline as well as a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car) at the 64-foot mark. They continued to impress after the day's events by passing some of their trailer-queen competitors on the drive back to London. To read what it's like to pilot a Tesla around the Goodwood Circuit from the driver's point of view, check out this entry in the Tesla Motor blogs or, simply hit the jump for video from that same vantage point as the car puts down a slightly-less-than-leisurely lap.
[Source: Tesla Motors]