Motor Trend: 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport vs. 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder (Video)


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The Best of an Old Tech vs. The Best of a New Tech
The car nuts at Motor Trend got their hands on a Tesla Roadster Sport (0 to 60 MPH in 3.7 secs) and a Porsche Boxster Spyder (0 to 60 in 4.8 secs). What had to happen happened, and they took the cars out for a few laps and drag raced them. The video is mostly interesting to see the Tesla in action, and to hear the comments from both someone who seems impressed by EV technology and someone who seems skeptical.

The most important point in the video, in my opinion, is the reminder that electric cars are a young technology (well, technically it's older than gasoline-powered cars, but it has comparatively been developed very little), and that it still has a lot of room for improvement and cost cutting. The Tesla seems like a great sports car for people with too much money and a preview of what the future holds, but the real deal will be second and third generation electric cars.

Via Motor Trend
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