Tesla is out to prove that there is not such thing as a Grinch where they are concerned. In order to show appreciation to the hundreds of people who went out and purchased the Tesla Roadster, the California-based electric car manufacturer is filling Santa’s bag up with radio-controlled versions of the sports car and delivering them just before Christmas. Each owner received a Radiant Red Roadster with tan seats and a lovely Christmas card to go along with it. Now that’s customer appreciation!

Of course, the RC version won’t be able to hit the 0-60 mph in 4 seconds and it doesn’t feature the same electric drivetrain producing 248 HP, but it’s still a pretty faithful replica to the real thing, and one that can entertain the child in all of us for quite some time!


Source: Tesla Motors

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  (444) posted on 03.28.2011

Not interested!Same from what i have said before I don’t believe in the concept of electric cars. I think it will be needed and extensive research before they could call it "electric cars".

  (386) posted on 03.10.2011

That’s definitely hot! I think TESLA want people to buy their car! And I think Nissan could beat them.lol

  (797) posted on 03.9.2011

I love this roadster and I got a chance to drive one, which is really awesome and incredibly silent. But silence is kind of dangerous on the road especially with pedestrians.

  (596) posted on 01.26.2011

That’s one present I would return - what a piece of garbage this car is so cheap in the flesh, crap.. utter crap .

  (797) posted on 01.26.2011

that’s a good idea! maybe i should buy a Chevy spark and use the wrapping paper to wrap a polo...i mean, who wants a Chevy spark anyway..

  (630) posted on 01.25.2011

These are radio-controlled Roadsters, which could go some way to reinforcing the notion that this new automobile company has a focus on customers like no other.

  (445) posted on 01.25.2011

Best idea ever! I’ve had exact models of my last two cars...but this is even better! Do they color-match?

  (329) posted on 01.3.2011

The top image reminds me of the old Nissan 300ZX commercial that rocked out to Van Halen’s "You Really Got Me Now."

  (504) posted on 01.3.2011

Best idea ever! I’ve had exact models of my last two cars...but this is even better! Do they color-match?

  (367) posted on 01.2.2011

well I guess they are doing the same as the Ferrari did, the only difference is ferrari promoted their toy with the help of shell.

  (392) posted on 01.2.2011

what a great toy, it looks like the Tesla want to sell more with the help of toy car.

  (1211) posted on 12.28.2010

haha. I’ve already bought one… well all I can say it’s nice, fully detailed and fun to play with, I gave it to my son as a gift.

  (647) posted on 12.27.2010

Hopefully this is not a direct replica: driver would not survive roll over.

  (806) posted on 12.27.2010

great toy. well if you can’t have the real on you can always have it in toys with battery but made in china... hehehe

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