It will be like a “hardcore roller coaster”.
As you may have heard, a next-gen Tesla Roadster is currently on display at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA. By the display there is a plaque which gives a brief description of the car in question. Interestingly, it mentions that the Roadster will be able to do 0-60 mph in an unprecedented 1.1 seconds with the SpaceX package.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has spoken about the SpaceX pack numerous times in the past. It will apparently consist of cold air thrusters, supplied by compressed air tanks with the thrusters hidden behind the license plate. This will in turn help propel the all-wheel-drive supercar to cruising speeds.
Without the SpaceX pack the Roadster will do 0-60 mph in a claimed 1.9 seconds. This is still faster than numerous hypercars such as the Bugatti Chiron and Ferrari SF90 Stradale.
The next-gen Roadster starts at $200,000. According to Tesla it can dispatch a quarter mile in 8.8 seconds, and has a top speed of “over 250 mph”. It also seats four and has a claimed 620 mile range.
Originally meant to go on sale last year, the Roadster’s exact release date is currently unknown. That said, Musk has recently stated production will likely start sometime in 2022.
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