Elon Musk hints Tesla Roadster has rocket upgrade for flight


Just days after the unveiling of the Tesla Roadster, which came as a surprise during the Semi Truck announcement, head honcho Elon Musk has a new idea regarding his Roadster.

The recently unveiled Tesla Roadster made headlines with bold claims of the world’s fastest road car with a 0-97kmph time of just 1.9 seconds and a full driving range of 1,000km on a single charge.

Tesla says that the Roadster will go into production in 2020, but order books are now opened with a retailing price of USD200,000 (MYR826,400) on top of the USD50,000 (MYR206,600) booking fee.

Now however, Musk has basically broken the internet with his latest tweet, hinted that the Roadster will be able to fly. He took it to Twitter saying that the 1.9 seconds is just the base level performance but also to tease a more extravagant performance level. But we’ll let you decide for yourself.

So basically, there will be a “rocket upgrade” that bring the Roadster to new heights, right?

Well, what do you make of Musk’s latest claims? Is it a great idea or has he completely lost it?

Let’s not forget the other issue(s) Tesla has on its plate. For starters, creating more and more allegations could lead the company to an early grave. The fact that Tesla unveiled both the Semi Truck and Roadster without completing the handovers of their Model 3 sedan, could spell disaster for the company.

Just as a refresher, Elon Musk is currently the CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX.

He has also borrowed the technologies from the latter company for the Tesla company and has also used the space-grade super alloy for Tesla’s “Ludicrous” mode, which propels the car to an even faster speed as compared to regular Tesla cars.

Assuming Musk is serious about the performance upgrade and succeeds in making that a reality, then might just help rocket it ahead of the competition.

Bob Lutz, though, might have something to say about that

Source: AutoBlog


By Jordan Marc

Three things I require in this modern era. A flamboyant ride to stand out of the crowd, an absolute power plant in my hands and lots of Brazilian coffee. Also, Netflix and chill is my motto.