• Tesla Roadster

    Tesla Roadster -

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  • Tesla Roadster

    Tesla Roadster -

    Image courtesy of Tesla

Key facts

2006 Tesla Roadster information summary

What body style?
roadster with 2 seats
How long?
3946 mm
How heavy?
1220 kg
How many cylinders?
How much power?
251 PS / 248 bhp / 185 kW @ 8000 rpm
How much torque?
286 Nm / 211 / 29.2 kgm
How quick?
0-60 mph: 3.9 s
How fast?
209 km/h, 130 mph
What carbon dioxide emissions?
46.0 CO2 g/km


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2006 Tesla Roadster technical specifications


The Roadster is a rear wheel drive roadster car with a mid placed engine, produced by Tesla.
Power is supplied by a powerplant that develops power and torque figures of 248 bhp (251 PS/185 kW) at 8000 rpm and 286 N·m (211 lb·ft/29.2 kgm) respectively.
A 2 speed manual 'box supplies the power to the wheels.
The Tesla Roadster weighs a stated 1220 kg at the kerb.
Its maximum speed claimed is 209 km/h or 130 mph, and carbon dioxide emissions are 46.0 g/km.
2006 Tesla Roadster data
2006 Tesla Roadster data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
Body type2 seater roadster
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2352 92.6
Track/tread (front) 1464 57.6
Track/tread (rear) 1499 59
Length 3946 155.4
Width 1722 67.8
Height 1127 44.4
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.68
Kerb weight 1220 kg 2690 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type electric
Engine manufacturer
Engine code
Bore × Stroke
Bore/stroke ratio
maximum power output 251 PS (248 bhp) (185 kW)
at 8000 rpm
Specific output
maximum torque 286 Nm (211 ft·lb) (29.2 kgm)
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM 13500 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Other
Unitary capacity cc
Aspiration Electric
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph 3.9 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 209 km/h (130 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio 206.1 PS/g
151.58 kW/g
203.28 bhp/ton
0.09 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 6.6 kg/kW
11.02 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions 46.0 g/km
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK) A
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position mid
Engine layout unknown
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.U&LW.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension I.U&LW.CS.
Wheel size front 5½J x 16
Wheel size rear 7½J x 17
Tyres front 175/55 R 16
Tyres rear 225/45 R 17
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 300 mm
Rear brake diameter 310 mm
Gearbox 2 speed manual
Top gear ratio 2.17
Final drive ratio 3.41
general ID143671
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2006 Tesla Roadster added 2006-08-01.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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