Few people would have walked away from the Tesla Roadster thinking it needed more power and to get from 0-60mph that bit faster; such is its brutal accelerating ability.

But Tesla has gone and done just that with the Roadster Sport. I was lucky enough to take the car for a quick blast around Millbrook Proving Ground yesterday and it was an experience I won’t be forgetting in a hurry.

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An all-new electric motor boosts power over the standard Lotus Elise-based electric sports car from 248bhp to 288bhp, while its claimed 0-60mph time is cut from 3.9secs to 3.7secs.

Power and performance upgrades aside, the Sport also gets a manually adjustable suspension set-up with nine different settings and some minor cosmetic tweaks, including black forged alloy wheels and some shiny new Sport badges.