It’s not uncommon for Elon Musk to go on the internet to make some really tall claims. The Tesla CEO is known for such antics and has repeatedly come under severe criticism for it. But the billionaire has delivered on many of those claims, which is why he is often called the real-life Tony Stark. The second-generation Tesla Roadster that was revealed more than three years ago was initially claimed to be capable of doing the 0-60mph sprint in a whopping 1.9 seconds, along with other impressive specs such as 620 miles of range. However, Elon in his typical style immediately announced that the insane specs announced for the Roadster were just for the base model. In 2018, Musk revealed that the company is working on a ‘SpaceX package’ that would add rocket thrusters to the electric supercar to make it even quicker. The Technoking of Tesla has finally hinted at how quick the Roadster might be with the optional package.
A pre-production prototype of the upcoming Tesla Roadster is currently on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum, LA, and has an interesting plaque that suggests that the Roadster will come with a 0-60mph time of 1.1 seconds. Now that’s absolutely mad and will make hypercars like the Bugatti Chiron look as slow as a family hatchback. Musk confirmed the outrageous revelation on Twitter, saying that it’s possible with “the SpaceX rocket thruster option package.”
The billionaire even replied on one of the tweets saying that the production Roadster “will look different (better).” He didn’t go into details about how it will look different. The plaque placed along with the Roadster prototype at the museum does give us a few details: “Demonstrating the versatility of electric power and adding extra distinction to the car’s already high performance, an announced SpaceX package would outfit the Roadster with a cold air rocket thrusters positioned at the rear, allowing for a 0-to-60-mph acceleration time of 1.1 seconds – largely unprecedented among modern road cars.”