Elon Musk is known for his bizarre claims on Twitter – and in the most recent it has been promised that buyers of Tesla's $ 200,000 Roadster can fly their car – assuming they have a SpaceX add-on package & # 39; to buy.
Musk made the claim by retouching a depiction of the famous DeLorean car from Back to the Future, adding that the new Roadster will actually do something like that & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The point is that I feel like you're not joking, & # 39; replied Marques Brownlee, a hugely popular tech blogger.
& # 39; I am not, & # 39; Musk replied.
& # 39; Will use the SpaceX cold-air system with ultra-high air in a composite pressure vessel instead of the two rear seats. & # 39;
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Musk does the claim by retouching an image of the famous DeLorean car from Back to the Future, adding: & # 39; The new Roadster does something like this.
The original tweet, with a floating DeLorean from the hit movie
HOW WILL THE TESLA ROADSTER FLY?
Although, as with many of Musk & # 39; s ideas, details of the plan are scarce,
Musk has said that a & # 39; SpaceX oprio package & # 39; for the four-seater sports car – which would have been the fastest production car ever – containing ten small missile thrusters around the body to help with cornering, braking and improving top speeds.
When asked later, it would be able to cover a quarter of a mile in less than eight seconds, Musk & # 39; no problem answered. before he & # 39; Vertically or horizontally? & # 39; Early.
Last year, the billionaire tweeted that the new Tesla Roadster will have the opportunity to add a system of rocket thrusters to the sports car to accelerate & # 39; dramatically & # 39; to improve.
And he claims that the upgrade might & # 39; even allow a Tesla to fly & # 39 ;.
The newly acclaimed extra features, which he uses the & # 39; SpaceX option package & # 39; mentioned, are only the latest in a series of bizarre plans that the tech giant has announced on social media in recent years, some of which have even come true.
However, it remains to be seen whether the Roadster SpaceX package follows in the footsteps of Musk's Boring Company and zombie-killing & # 39; flamethrowers will enter, both initially revealed on Twitter to widespread skepticism.
The four-seat sports car, which would be the fastest production car ever, has 10 small rocket thrusters around the body to help with curves, braking and top speeds, said the 46-year-old CEO of Tesla on Twitter.
It is a plan that will probably face different challenges if Musk is indeed serious.
Tesla has kept the details of the missiles shut with a mouth, including whether the SpaceX version of the Roadster is legal.
Elon Musk unveiled plans to add missiles to the Tesla Roadster to accelerate, top speed, brakes and curves on the new vehicle & # 39; drastically & # 39; to improve
However, Elon Musk has confirmed that the missiles on the upcoming Roadster & # 39; Pure Electric & # 39; which will preclude the use of petrol-based booster technology in the fully electric sports car.
A Twitter user speculated that Tesla would use compressed air in the rocket boosters to maintain its all-electric promise and to achieve the accelerations improvements promoted by Musk.
The CEO of Tesla confirmed the theory, tweeting in answer: & # 39; Using the configuration you describe, plus an electric pump to refill the air in COPV, when the car's power is below the maximum power of the car. group is logical. But we are going much further. & # 39;
COPV, or composite wrapped pressure vessel, is a tank that is designed to keep a fluid under pressure.
Tesla says the brand new Roadster – an update of its very first car – will be the fastest production vehicle in history. The sports car with four seats costs $ 200,000 at the launch (£ 151,000)
The announcement of the Rocket-enhanced SpaceX option comes less than a week after Elon Musk confirmed a whole series of new features to the Tesla vehicles at its annual shareholders' meeting.
Musk confirmed plans to reduce charging times at Tesla Supercharger stations, with the promise of a three or four-fold improvement for new vehicles, such as the Roadster.
Tesla says the brand new Roadster, which will be delivered in 2020, will be the fastest production car ever built.
The sports car of $ 200,000 (£ 151,000) is an updated version of the Roadster 2005 – the first car ever built by the company of electric cars.
A Twitter user speculated that Tesla would use compressed air in the rocket boosters to maintain its all-electric promise and achieve the accelerations improvements promoted by Musk.
The all-new Roadster can cover 620 miles (1000 km) on a single load, a new record for an electric vehicle
The first 1,000 of the new Roadsters will each cost $ 250,000 (£ 190,000), fully paid in advance, with later models starting at $ 200,000 (£ 150,000). It will be available in 2020, claims Tesla
The all-new Roadster can cover 620 kilometers (1,000 km) on one load – a new record for a fully electric vehicle.
The Roadster can travel from 0 to 60 miles per hour (0 to 100 km / h) in 1.9 seconds and has a top speed of more than 250 mph (400 mph).
This would be the fastest electric car ever sold to the public, beating the Chinese-made NIO EP9 fully electric hypercar, which has a top speed of 194 mph (310 km per hour).
It also makes the vehicle the fastest production car ever, with an acceleration of 0 to 60 miles per hour faster than all non-electric vehicles, including the record-breaking Bugatti Chiron, which was released this year.
It is unclear whether the top speed of the Roadster has been reached with the so-called Space X option, or whether the rocket-assisted version of the vehicle will be even faster.
At a recent shareholders' meeting, Elon Musk unveiled plans to reduce charging times at Tesla Supercharger stations, promising a three or four-fold improvement for newer vehicles, such as the upcoming Roadster
The car is powered by a 200 kilowatt-hour battery. Musk claims that drivers will be able to drive from LA to San Francisco and back on highway speed without recharging. On the photo: the futuristic steering wheel for the 2020 Tesla Roadster
& # 39; You will be able to travel from LA to San Francisco and back, at highway speed without recharging, & # 39; said Elon Musk during the launch in November last year.
& # 39; These figures sound nutty, but they are real. The point to do this is to just give a hardcore smackdown to petrol cars.
& # 39; Driving a sports car with petrol will feel like a steam engine with a side of a quiche. & # 39;
The first 1,000 cars will each cost $ 250,000 (£ 190,000), fully prepaid, with later models starting at $ 200,000 (£ 150,000).
It will be available to buy in 2020.
The battery of the Tesla Roadster becomes a 200 kilowatt-hour battery.
WHAT ARE THE TOP FIVE QUICKST PRODUCTION ELECTRICAL CARS IN THE WORLD?
The electric supercar market has risen considerably in recent years, with several companies – including many small startups – competing to build the fastest.
Electric cars have rapid acceleration, largely because internal combustion engines can not produce instant torque, while electric motors can.
This means that many of the world's fastest production electric cars, which are legally on the road, accelerate faster than most Formula 1 vehicles.
Here are the top five fastest production electric cars.
1) Rimac Concept Two: 0-60 mph (0-100 km / h) in 1.85 seconds
2) Tesla & # 39; s next generation Roadster: 0-60 in 1.9 seconds
3) Aspark Owl: 0-60 in 1.921 seconds
4) Faraday Future FF 91: 0-60 in 2.39 seconds
5) Tesla Model S P100D: 0-60 in 2.4 seconds
The electric supercar market has risen considerably in recent years, with several companies – including many small startups – competing to build the fastest. Shown is Tesla & # 39; s next generation Roadster, which will be released in 2020