Tesla Roadster was unveiled along with an electric semi truck recently when Tesla CEO Elon Musk gave out some interesting or rather eye-popping information about the car. The Tesla Roadster accelerates from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 1.9 seconds that will make it one of the fastest cars on the planet, which leads to the ultimate fact that a Tesla Roadster accelerates even faster than a Formula 1 car. and hence, the new Tesla Roadster will be able to cover a quarter mile in just 8.9 seconds. However, it seems Musk thinks that it isn't fast enough! In the latest tweet, Musk said that this was base model performance and that there will be a special option package for the clinically insane - alright he didn't say that last bit. Not just that, Musk went ahead to drop a slight hint that the later version/s of the Roadster may incorporate rocket tech that will allow it to fly 'short hops'.
Here's what the Tweet thread was all about:
Not saying the next gen Roadster special upgrade package *will* definitely enable it to fly short hops, but maybe …
Certainly possible. Just a question of safety. Rocket tech applied to a car opens up revolutionary possibilities.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2017
Top speed, as claimed, will be over 250 mph (400 km/h) crossing into the territory of one of the fastest cars on the planet like Bugatti Chiron and Koenigsegg Agera. And on top of that, it won't be an 'impractical' two-seater, it will be able to transport four people. And by the looks of it, the four people will be comfortable too, well if the passengers at the back are relatively a bit smaller.
The new Roadster will have a decent space for luggage and the range on one full charge will be 620 miles (992 km/h), that will come from a 200-kilowatt-hour battery pack which is double of what comes with a capable Model S. Another cherry to the coolness - it's a convertible.
The original Roadster was Tesla’s first car when Musk was and is still resolved to show the world that electric cars can be cool. There had been a lot of anticipation floating about when will the Roadster come back. Now Musk is making it happen - come 2020.