Sunday, February 07, 2010
One cool thing about living in the River North area of Chicago is that all of the new, hot cars get valet parked outside the clubs nearby. This lets me walk right up to these great cars and ogle them. The only bad thing is that it usually is at night so it is more difficult for me to do the autos justice by taking a photo with my crummier "blog" camera (my good camera is too big to keep in my pocket so it stays at home unless I am on vacation or know I am out taking pictures).
I did a double take when I spotted an orange Tesla in front of Sushi Samba. I know that Tesla makes electric cars but don't know much about them so I looked at the company web site here. This car is a 2010 Roadster Sport and it looks great. From the web site apparently these cars are very fast and have great performance statistics. Here is a CNET car review with video and the car retails for $129,000 (don't know if it actually costs more or less, some times these sorts of cars are in high demand and go for way more than sticker).