CGI artist recreates the game-changing acceleration of a Tesla-Space X roadster
0-60 in 1.1 seconds - can you even begin to fathom the possibilities if this comes to fruition?
When Tesla announced project Roadster back in 2017, and Elon musk claimed that it would accelerate from 0-60 in a mind-boggling 1.9 seconds, which is faster than any production car ever made, we all thought he'd gone mad - even more so when he claimed it would have a range of 620 miles. But now, with all of the futuristic innovations and the limitless potential that Tesla has bestowed upon the world, is his initial claim still worth doubting?
Musk even went one step further, by announcing the possibility of customers being offered a ''Space X package'' which would essentially be a Tesla Roadster with a few air cold thrusters bolted to its ass. I must stress even further that this was no joke, Tesla has made it absolutely clear that this vision will become a reality someday.
Elon Musk alongside his dream-turned-reality.
Since that revealing, Musk has gone on to claim that the Space X powered Roadster will follow a ''full-on James Bond'' theme, by hiding the thrusters behind its license plate in order to keep it as discrete as possible. After all, Tesla's ethos is all about discretion.
Their first creation, back in 2008, was also called the Roadster - but it fell helplessly below the standards both we and Tesla anticipated. Now, with bags of experience and a considerably higher financial backing, Tesla is attempting to have a second crack at it.
Attempt number one. Image credit: electrive.
Designed by a chap called Franz von Holzhausen, the ''2020'' Roadster is said to retail between $200,000 and $250,000 which, considering its game-changing statistics, is an absolute steal. The ''ordinary'' spec Roadster was set to debut at the tail end of this year after the revised model S was out on the front-lines, but that will surely be pushed further back due to the COVID-19 crisis.
The speed-demon will debut as a 2+2 coupe, with the rear two seats being slightly smaller. It also comes with a nifty glass roof which is removable, for those days when you fancy having 24,901 miles of open-air freedom.
Image credit: The Normal Company.
Internally, the Roadster will be fitted with three electric motors - one at the front and two at the rear, which will give it all-wheel-drive proficiency. Its battery is said to have a capacity of 200kWh, which is twice the size of any battery that is used in Tesla's current range of cars. The rear wheels will also be slightly larger than those at the front, and its insane power output means it creates 7,400-lb of torque - that is truly psychotic.
If that isn't enough to float your boat, the differential will have a torque vectoring system incorporated into it, so you can expect it to put on as good a show through the corners as it will in a straight line.
Its thrusters will be hidden right here. Image credit: Electrek.
There aren't many things that are promised in this world, but one thing is - Tesla will continue to upset the big boys and will continue to leave us astounded by what is truly possible with electricity. They are the driving force behind a new era for humanity, and they will continue to show us just what can be made possible with the simplest of ingredients.
A joint strike-force between Tesla and Space X might just herald the creation of the single fastest, and perhaps the most important, vehicle made by man. 0-60 in 1.1 seconds, just repeat that phrase to yourself a few times, whilst remembering this: one small step for Tesla, one giant leap for humanity.
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Could you imagine this on your driveway someday? Image credit: Pinterest.