As Tesla Motors plans to ramp up production this year to over 80,000 units, I thought we could take a second and look back at the Tesla Roadster, a Lotus piggy-back that started it all. [Photo: Tesla via netcarshow.com]

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johnnysix
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Still the fastest acceleration I’ve ever felt from a vehicle. It snapped my neck to the headrest with a vengeance, felt like more G’s than my R1 pulls... And it was silent!