Video: Clarkson pins the Tesla Roadster against the Lotus Elise

Jeremy Clarkson has finally gotten his hands on the new Tesla Roadster and puts it up against something that we’ve all been wanting to here at eGMCarTech. The Tesla Roadster is based on the Lotus Elise so it’s only right if you compare the 100% electric car to the gasoline powered Elise.

We’re not going to waste anymore of your time, so head over after the jump and watch Clarkson’s review before YouTube yanks it down.

Refresher: Allows for 244 miles on a single charge. The 375 volt AC induction air-cooled electric motor allows for 248-hp with a maximum torque of 276 lb-ft. 0 to 60 mph comes in 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 125 mph. Drivetrain is a single speed fixed gear with electrically actuated parking lock mechanism.

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