the first model, not even fifteen years old, is already a collector’s car

The first generation Tesla Roadsters are not yet fifteen and are already becoming collectors’ cars. As evidenced by used car sales sites, they are rare and therefore expensive.

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The second generation of the Tesla Roadster is long overdue. Its commercialization has been constantly postponed and is now expected for 2023. While the sum of $50,000 claimed just for the reservation may seem exorbitant, it’s nothing compared to the shoreline reached by the first-generation Tesla Roadster.

The Tesla Roadster was just only produced between 2450 and 2680 copies from 2008 to 2012. With this first electric vehicle, Tesla made itself known to fans of beautiful sports cars in particular. Its autonomy theoretically made it possible to travel 540 kilometers without recharging, it reached 201 km / h, went from 0 to 100 in 3.9 seconds and weighed 1358 kg. A spec sheet that Elon Musk says will be completely out of date with the unveiling of the new Roadster model.

The rating of the first Tesla Roadster has doubled, even tripled, since the start of the Covid crisis

Tesla’s new sports coupe will not only be able to accelerate to 100 km/h in 1.1 seconds when equipped with Space X’s cold gas booster pack, but it will be able to literally reach the breathtaking speed of 400 km /h to fly. Achievements that put the company’s first roadster in the rank of a classic car or collector’s car. Gone are the days when Elon Musk struggled to sell his cars. In less than fifteen years, the American-Canadian tycoon has become the richest man and made it Tesla the symbol of the transition to electric motors.

In fact, the numbers don’t lie. The rating of the first Tesla Roadster is currently the highest. According to Automobile Propre’s website, the roadster, which barely sold for €40,000 when it was released 14 years ago, was is now being sold between €125,000 and €200,000 (for one of the first vehicles from the factory). Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, the car has increased in value by 356%, making it an even more interesting investment than Lego, which can increase in value by 11% per year for certain toys.