Tesla Roadster Wins 2nd Monte Carlo Rally

Caught in the middle of a bitter legal dispute with BBC and Top Gear over the performances of the Roadster model, Tesla is doing its best to limit what it says is severe damage caused by the show that aired nearly three years ago (damage that, truth be told, in nearly non-existent).

While the Tesla legal department is busy doing its thing, Tesla's drivers keep themselves busy by attending races like the Monte Carlo Rally. In fact, they do not only attend, but also win events like that.

For the second consecutive time, the electric Roadster manages to outpace and outclass some 100 other competitors and won the event, called Electric Vehicles Cup, being driven by former F1 driver Erik Comas. To get the title, the driver and car had to race over a distance of 800 km, starting in Annecy, Valence and passing right through the Monaco F1 track.

"Thanks to the incredible efficiency of the Roadster, on Saturday we were able to drive for more than 450 km. There is nothing on the road like it," said driver Comas. "Next year I will enter 5 Roadsters owned by my company Green Car Challenge into this amazing event."

Of course, Tesla didn't miss the opportunity provided by the above-mentioned announcement to remind the world that, contrary to what Top Gear stated, it's Roadster is better than pretty much all other competitors.

Apparently liking to blow things out of proportions without good cause, Tesla said, once again, that the Roadster's range was proven, time and again, by different people and organizations: owner Simon Hackett drove it for 313 miles (504 km), while the EU certified the model as having a range of 212 miles (340 km) on a single charge.
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