A Tesla Roadster will be auctioned off April 28 at the 13th annual Destin Charity Wine Auction.
The hunter green Roadster, donated by the Joe Community Foundation, is the 16th ever produced by Tesla Motors.
The Roadster, which has less than 3,000 miles on its odometer, is recognizable as the sister to the red Roadster currently mounted inside the nose cone launched atop SpaceX’s newest rocket, the Falcon Heavy.
This is the second Tesla donated to DCWAF by St. Joe Community Foundation Inc. It donated a white 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport to the 12th annual auction that raised $85,000 for children’s charities in Walton County and was the highest grossing single auction lot of 2017.
"We couldn't be more excited about receiving another Tesla for the auction and we hope our patrons are as well," Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation President John Russell said.
The 2008 Tesla Roadster can accelerate to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds and combines the performance of a high-end sports car with the environmental-friendliness of an all-electric drivetrain that emits zero emissions. Built in limited numbers, the Roadster can travel nearly 250 miles on a single charge, and its lithium-ion battery pack can recharge in four hours. With its chassis built by Lotus and body made of carbon fiber, the 2008 Roadster is approximately the size of a Lotus Elise.
Given its place in the production line, the winning bidder will also become a member of the prestigious Tesla 100 Club.
The winning bidder of the Tesla Roadster auction lot will also receive a two-night stay at Watersound Beach Gatehouse, meals at Watersound Café, a weekend of activities on Lake Powell, and access to the exclusive Watersound Beach Club during their stay.