Subtle exterior and interior changes to Tesla's electric sports car

Tesla has launched a subtly revised version of its electric sports car, the Roadster.

The Tesla Roadster 2.5, revealed simultaneously at new showrooms in Denmark and California, now sports a new front front fascia with revised air intake vents, while a revised diffuser at the rear "points to the future" of Tesla's future design direction. New forged alloy wheels available in either silver or black complete the exterior changes.

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Interior changes include new, more supportive seats, a new "power control hardware that enables spirited driving in exceptionally hot climates", a seven-inch touchscreen display with back-up camera and improved sound reduction in the cabin.

"Although development of the Model S is our main focus, this shows that we still care a great deal about improving the Tesla Roadster," said Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

"These improvements are a direct result of customer feedback and come only a year after release of Roadster 2.0. Where feasible, we will also offer existing customers the ability to purchase the upgrades now available in version 2.5."

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2 July 2010

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNN

Can't wait for v. 2.5.1 ......

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