This Detroit Lion gets acquainted with the original Tesla Roadster.
We recently shared What's Inside Family's delivery of its used, 2010 Tesla Roadster. Channel host Dan test drove the upcoming Roadster and put a deposit down. Then, he won a Roadster via the Tesla Referral Program, which now happens to be going away in about a week. So, he decided to purchase an original Roadster to add to his growing Tesla collection. Dan is reasonably tall (6'2"), yet he fits comfortably in the tiny, Lotus Elise-based, all-electric two-seater. How about an NFL lineman?
While two-seat convertible roadsters like the Tesla generally offer respectable accommodations for the driver, this is not necessarily the case once a passenger steps in. As you can see from the video, 6-foot-5-inch tall Detroit Lions offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby and Dan both tower over the car. However, its Crosby's girth that makes getting into the car difficult. Once he's seated inside next to Dan, the two are quite cozy due to the car's slim width. Crosby is able to successfully pilot the Roadster, but it's a cramped situation.
Later in the video, another professional athlete steps into the vehicle. He's 6'8" tall, but very slim. Watch the video to see how that goes.
Have you been inside an original Tesla Roadster? Share your stories with us in the comment section below.
Video Description via What's Inside Family on YouTube:
Will an NFL Lineman Fit Inside a Tesla Roadster?
It's sleek, powerful and fast - but can an original Tesla Roadster fit someone who is 6'5" and 315 lbs?
Thank to our friend Tyrell Crosby for helping us with this experiment. Be sure to check him out with the Detroit Lions!
Thanks to Ben from Teslanomics and Zack from JerryRigEverything for helping us with the video.