4 Tesla Roadster alternatives you can drive today

So the new Tesla Roadster has you gripped. There’s $200k burning a hole in your pocket – or $250k, if you want to be among the first 1,000 owners – and you’re all set to put down your deposit and join the waiting list. Problem is, Tesla isn’t going to start making them until 2020, and that’s assuming no delays between then and now. If you’re in the market for some electrified sports car action while you wait, what are your options? Fret not, eco-racer, I’ve got you covered.

I know you don’t like compromise, but there are a few ground-rules all the same. For a start, I’m not allowing any concept cars or not-in-production vehicles onto the list. After all, we’re looking for instant gratification here, right? That counts out exotics like the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1, and Porsche 918 Spyder, sadly.

Secondly, you might have to temper your insistence on all-electric. That’s right, I’m going to be throwing hybrids in here too, since there’s relatively slim-pickings for BEV exotica right now.

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