Elon Musk says the Tesla Roadster will be able to hover – no really
Elon Musk has been making some bold claims about the Tesla Roadster including that it will be able to reach 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) in just 1.9 seconds and will have 640 (1000 km) miles of range.
But now the eccentric tycoon has tweeted that it will also be able to hover, with the help of the SpaceX package.
At first most fans thought he was joking (I mean, cars just don't hover in the air), but Musk claimed he isn't and that the car will a use SpaceX cold gas thruster system, which will be situated in place of the rear seats, to pull off this amazing feat.
In a tweet from June 2018, Musk claimed the SpaceX option for the Tesla Roadster will have ten small rocket thrusters placed seamlessly around the car which will improve top speed, acceleration, cornering, braking and "Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly...".
Of course, when Musk claims the Roadster will "actually do something like this" – that could be a long way from actually being able to hover. We shall see once the car and the SpaceX option actually come to market.
The new Roadster is also expected to be available from 2020 at a base price of a jaw dropping $200,000 – but only for the first 1000 produced. The Founder's Series will be priced at $250,000.