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Is Tesla’s First Car Anything Like The Model S?

YouTuber and excellent writer Doug Demuro has a new gig over at AutoTrader.com. He was previously with Jalopnik, but took his talents to Auto Trader and has a great series there called Oversteer. We urge you to check it out but clicking here.

Doug is best known for buying cars that readers have suggested to him and then making videos about his adventures. They’re pretty damn entertaining and through YouTube he’s ganed quite a big following. He’s also an author or two books. Reason why I’m telling you this is because sometimes he gets emails from readers to come drive his cars. Well this time he got a particularly interesting request to come drive the original Tesla, the Roadster. This was way before the Model S was even a glimmer in Elon Musk’s eye.

It’s interesting to note that Doug has own a Lotus before, a car on which the Roadster is based. Watch below as both Doug and the owner go over the car, some of it’s quirks, and head out for a little test drive.

What’s most surprising is how usable the car seems, apart from it’s smaller stature. Just proof that Tesla, even back then, was thinking about spacial efficiency along with that eco-friendly stigma.

(Source: YouTube)

About Gregson

Gregson's love affair with cars began at a young age thanks to his father who introduced him to racing. He's been a fan ever since he saw his first race live at Watkins Glen at the age of 5. He loves GT3, F1, Rally, Touring, and Le Mans styles of racing. Intermediate knowledge of internal combustion engines. Any reading done for pleasure is devoted to automotive journalism. Gregson owns a WRX and can 4-wheel drift directly into your hedges, no sweat. He currently is a Senior Copywriter for McCann Torre Lazur specializing in pharmaceutical advertising. He lives in New Jersey with his wife Kate and their dog Savannah.

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