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Tesla: My Escaping Mediocrity Car

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I first heard rabout the Tesla when I watched a segment on it on 60 Minutes last Fall. For reasons that will become obvious, it instantly became my dream car.

I’ve been a fan of electric motors for ages. We even own an Oxygen scooter that I love. They are so much more efficient and help release our total dependency on oil.  But electric cars have always been SteslaO limited. Until now.

Here are the very sexy specs on the Tesla Roadster Sport:

PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS
Acceleration 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds
Range 244 miles EPA combined city/highway
Top Speed 125 mph
Charging As short as 3.5 hours for a complete cycle (partial cycles are faster)

In short, it is sexy and FAST – not exactly adjectives associated with electric cars.  Oh and did I mention, it is designed and manufactured in the Silicon Valley?!! In short, this car is all about Escaping Mediocrity.

Recently, I got to actually sit in my dream car. (You have to understand. I live in Alabama. Not exactly the mecca of forward thinking automobile choices. So it was a very BIG deal.)

My friend Jamie Sandford (@jsandford on twitter)  who works for Southern Companies, got his hot little hands on one and had it on display at Social South.  I wasted no time in hustling myself AND the Young Turk downtown so I could take a gander.

I have to say that in real life, it did not disappoint. In fact, it only made my obsession worse.  (No, I did not get to drive it or even ride in it, but that is another story.) Pictures simply cannot do it justice. As someone I know said, “It is sex on four wheels.” Still, I did have my picture snapped while sitting in it and quickly changed my avatar on Twitter, which continues to create QUITE the stir.

I’ve even chosen a theme song for my new love and me. 🙂 Tesla Girls by OMD

And then…..this guy who was taking video while I gabbed away to Jamie about the car, was actually someone official who posted the video online. YIKES!  But I’m willing to let you take a peek at it so that you can get a taste of just how HOT this car is.

Tesla Roadster electric car on display at Social South

I have set my intention to ride this car into the sunset of my Escaping Mediocrity Adventures!!

And now I’m wondering if any of you have chosen THE thing you most want as part of your personal adventure?

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  • THIS (http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Pictures-c7867-195…) is my ride out of mediocrity. The hallowed 1956 Porsche Spyder 550. I've loved this car since I was a small boy and while there are only a handful left in existence, someday I will build a replica in honor of this amazing machine. I've only seen a couple in real life but O.M.G. she's pretty.

  • THIS (http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Pictures-c7867-195…) is my ride out of mediocrity. The hallowed 1956 Porsche Spyder 550. I've loved this car since I was a small boy and while there are only a handful left in existence, someday I will build a replica in honor of this amazing machine. I've only seen a couple in real life but O.M.G. she's pretty.

  • THIS (http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Pictures-c7867-195…) is my ride out of mediocrity. The hallowed 1956 Porsche Spyder 550. I've loved this car since I was a small boy and while there are only a handful left in existence, someday I will build a replica in honor of this amazing machine. I've only seen a couple in real life but O.M.G. she's pretty.

  • balemar

    I think you just converted me. That car is beautiful….so sleek! Doesn't look electric at all!

  • balemar

    I think you just converted me. That car is beautiful….so sleek! Doesn't look electric at all!

  • balemar

    I think you just converted me. That car is beautiful….so sleek! Doesn't look electric at all!

  • THIS (http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Pictures-c7867-1957-550-Spyder.html) is my ride out of mediocrity. The hallowed 1956 Porsche Spyder 550. I’ve loved this car since I was a small boy and while there are only a handful left in existence, someday I will build a replica in honor of this amazing machine. I’ve only seen a couple in real life but O.M.G. she’s pretty.

    • Anonymous

      THAT my friend is also a VERY hot car. And totally UNMediocre. Can’t wait to see it after it’s built. 🙂

  • I think you just converted me. That car is beautiful….so sleek! Doesn’t look electric at all!

    • Anonymous

      I KNOW!! It looks, moves and flies like a high-end sports car. The fact that it is electric is just a huge bonus!

  • Sometimes when my phone rings and I pick it up it's Aston Martin calling.But there is a Tesla showroom not far from me, so maybe I'll pick up one just for fun.

  • Sometimes when my phone rings and I pick it up it's Aston Martin calling.

    But there is a Tesla showroom not far from me, so maybe I'll pick up one just for fun.

  • Sometimes when my phone rings and I pick it up it's Aston Martin calling.

    But there is a Tesla showroom not far from me, so maybe I'll pick up one just for fun.

  • I am so not into cars (which shocks people!) but my MOST want? A beautiful little villa on the top of the hill in the wine country (CA, really want to be close to all I love)Ann Evanstonwarrior-preneur.com

  • I am so not into cars (which shocks people!) but my MOST want? A beautiful little villa on the top of the hill in the wine country (CA, really want to be close to all I love)

    Ann Evanston
    warrior-preneur.com

  • I am so not into cars (which shocks people!) but my MOST want? A beautiful little villa on the top of the hill in the wine country (CA, really want to be close to all I love)

    Ann Evanston
    warrior-preneur.com

  • love this car! I saw that 60 minutes piece too, Brilliant. This is the future!Can I ride shot gun?:-D

  • love this car! I saw that 60 minutes piece too, Brilliant.

    This is the future!
    Can I ride shot gun?
    😀

  • love this car! I saw that 60 minutes piece too, Brilliant.

    This is the future!
    Can I ride shot gun?
    😀

  • Sometimes when my phone rings and I pick it up it’s Aston Martin calling.

    But there is a Tesla showroom not far from me, so maybe I’ll pick up one just for fun.

  • sarahrobinson

    THAT my friend is also a VERY hot car. And totally UNMediocre. Can't wait to see it after it's built. 🙂

  • sarahrobinson

    THAT my friend is also a VERY hot car. And totally UNMediocre. Can't wait to see it after it's built. 🙂

  • sarahrobinson

    THAT my friend is also a VERY hot car. And totally UNMediocre. Can't wait to see it after it's built. 🙂

  • I am so not into cars (which shocks people!) but my MOST want? A beautiful little villa on the top of the hill in the wine country (CA, really want to be close to all I love)

    Ann Evanston
    warrior-preneur.com

  • sarahrobinson

    I KNOW!! It looks, moves and flies like a high-end sports car. The fact that it is electric is just a huge bonus!

  • sarahrobinson

    I KNOW!! It looks, moves and flies like a high-end sports car. The fact that it is electric is just a huge bonus!

  • sarahrobinson

    I KNOW!! It looks, moves and flies like a high-end sports car. The fact that it is electric is just a huge bonus!

  • love this car! I saw that 60 minutes piece too, Brilliant.

    This is the future!
    Can I ride shot gun?
    😀

    • Anonymous

      Of COURSE you can ride shot gun! Wonder how it works in high altitudes….;-)

  • I'm not that into cars either. But when someone tells me they will give me one, I start to think about which one I'll have them buy me.The new Maserati is nice too:http://www.luxist.com/2009/08/25/maserati-relea

  • I'm not that into cars either. But when someone tells me they will give me one, I start to think about which one I'll have them buy me.

    The new Maserati is nice too:

    http://www.luxist.com/2009/08/25/maserati-relea

  • I'm not that into cars either. But when someone tells me they will give me one, I start to think about which one I'll have them buy me.

    The new Maserati is nice too:

    http://www.luxist.com/2009/08/25/maserati-relea

  • sarahrobinson

    yes that masarati IS awesome. I think the trick is to find the thing that represents UNmediocre that you really really want!

  • sarahrobinson

    yes that masarati IS awesome. I think the trick is to find the thing that represents UNmediocre that you really really want!

  • sarahrobinson

    yes that masarati IS awesome. I think the trick is to find the thing that represents UNmediocre that you really really want!

  • sarahrobinson

    Can I come visit if I drive my Tesla up those hills? 🙂

  • sarahrobinson

    Can I come visit if I drive my Tesla up those hills? 🙂

  • sarahrobinson

    Can I come visit if I drive my Tesla up those hills? 🙂

  • sarahrobinson

    Of COURSE you can ride shot gun! Wonder how it works in high altitudes….;-)

  • sarahrobinson

    Of COURSE you can ride shot gun! Wonder how it works in high altitudes….;-)

  • sarahrobinson

    Of COURSE you can ride shot gun! Wonder how it works in high altitudes….;-)

  • Sah-weet! What a cool and gorgeously sleek car. I must admit to car vanity myself; cars are my biggest weakness! Mine is a Beemer M7 series, although I have been a Pony (Mustang) girl forever (sorry, not at all green but so waaayyy cool!). BTW, you look fabulous in it:-) Red is your color my dear!

  • Sah-weet! What a cool and gorgeously sleek car. I must admit to car vanity myself; cars are my biggest weakness! Mine is a Beemer M7 series, although I have been a Pony (Mustang) girl forever (sorry, not at all green but so waaayyy cool!). BTW, you look fabulous in it:-) Red is your color my dear!

  • Sah-weet! What a cool and gorgeously sleek car. I must admit to car vanity myself; cars are my biggest weakness! Mine is a Beemer M7 series, although I have been a Pony (Mustang) girl forever (sorry, not at all green but so waaayyy cool!). BTW, you look fabulous in it:-) Red is your color my dear!

  • Sah-weet! What a cool and gorgeously sleek car. I must admit to car vanity myself; cars are my biggest weakness! Mine is a Beemer M7 series, although I have been a Pony (Mustang) girl forever (sorry, not at all green but so waaayyy cool!). BTW, you look fabulous in it:-) Red is your color my dear!

  • love this car! I saw that 60 minutes piece too, Brilliant.

    This is the future!
    Can I ride shot gun?
    😀

  • Sah-weet! What a cool and gorgeously sleek car. I must admit to car vanity myself; cars are my biggest weakness! Mine is a Beemer M7 series, although I have been a Pony (Mustang) girl forever (sorry, not at all green but so waaayyy cool!). BTW, you look fabulous in it:-) Red is your color my dear!

  • sarahrobinson

    THAT my friend is also a VERY hot car. And totally UNMediocre. Can't wait to see it after it's built. 🙂

  • sarahrobinson

    I KNOW!! It looks, moves and flies like a high-end sports car. The fact that it is electric is just a huge bonus!

  • I'm not that into cars either. But when someone tells me they will give me one, I start to think about which one I'll have them buy me.

    The new Maserati is nice too:

    http://www.luxist.com/2009/08/25/maserati-relea

  • sarahrobinson

    yes that masarati IS awesome. I think the trick is to find the thing that represents UNmediocre that you really really want!

  • sarahrobinson

    Can I come visit if I drive my Tesla up those hills? 🙂

  • sarahrobinson

    Of COURSE you can ride shot gun! Wonder how it works in high altitudes….;-)

  • Sah-weet! What a cool and gorgeously sleek car. I must admit to car vanity myself; cars are my biggest weakness! Mine is a Beemer M7 series, although I have been a Pony (Mustang) girl forever (sorry, not at all green but so waaayyy cool!). BTW, you look fabulous in it:-) Red is your color my dear!

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