As a VC-backed startup that has made a successful 'exit' into the stock market, they are a hero to many in the Silicon Valley area.
They also have a tangible, physical product sold in an established and very competitive industry. But even so, Tesla is immensely irritating to observe. The owner of this Roadster was definitely smelling her own smug farts early and often.
Luckily, Tesla's cars are actually pretty good.
Only a handful of photos of this lovely 2011 Tesla Roadster, but it is definitely still a rare machine. And not exactly affordable, even on the used market. Ballpark $50,000-plus for one just like this.