ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1, 2010 -- Keeping in line with its Silicon Valley computer software heritage, Tesla’s newest electric sports car is named like a new version of software: the Roadster 2.5.
Coinciding with the opening of two new stories in Copenhagen, Denmark and Newport Beach, California, Roadster 2.5 is a slightly enhanced version of the Roadster. The 2.5 has a new front fascia and rear diffuser, more comfortable seats, more sound deadening materials, and a seven-inch touch screen navigation system with back-up camera.
"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, showing an exceptionally rapid pace of innovation. Where feasible, we will also offer existing customers the ability to purchase the upgrades now available in version 2.5."
Roadster 2.5 is currently available for order and soon will be available at Tesla stores worldwide.