Tesla Roadster or Tesla ‘Flying’ Roadster?
Tesla Roadster was recently unveiled by Elon Musk which is the quickest in terms of acceleration in the world. This four-seat, high performance electric roadster that accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 1.9 seconds and is capable of 250 mph. Mind you these mind boggling figures are just for the ‘base model’ which is also capable of 620 mile range on full charge. But, the cherry on top announcement came through Elon Musk’s tweet stating that “there will be a special option package that takes it to the next level.”
“Not saying the next gen Roadster special upgrade package *will* definitely enable it to fly short hops, but maybe…” Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tweeted Sunday.
So the tweet easily states that Tesla Roadster is already the fastest accelerating car and the “special option package” would improve upon the same. Elon Musk also said, The car will “maybe” be able to fly “short hops,” and emphasized that its just the safety aspect that rocket tech has not been applied to cars to make them fly. Being the CEO of SpaceX, he works on rockets when he is not building electric cars. He surely seems to be attracted to flying cars, but, plagued by some practical challenges they are still not available.
However, this tweet could also mean that Elon Musk is supposedly working on a Tesla based flying car. As we all know there are companies already working on flying cars and road worthy planes, Tesla might be the newest entrant. “I’m in favor of flying things. Obviously, I do rockets, so I like things that fly. This is not some inherent bias against flying things, but there is a challenge with flying cars in that they’ll be quite noisy, the wind force generated will be very high. Let’s just say that if something’s flying over your head, a whole bunch of flying cars going all over the place, that is not an anxiety-reducing situation,” Musk said in an April 2017 TED Talk.
Tesla Roadster is all-wheel drive with 10,000 Nm wheel torque available at $2,50,000 and is production bound by 2020.