Elon Musk claims new Tesla Roadster will float above ground
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded to a tweet of a GIF showing a car hovering above the ground saying, “[N]ew Roadster will actually do something like this.” Musk explained the Roadster will use “SpaceX cold gas thruster system with ultra high-pressure air in a composite over-wrapped pressure vessel” to float. “I feel like you’re not joking,” YouTuber Marques Brownlee commented.
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Elon Musk has a knack of saying some unbelievable stuff on Twitter, especially when it comes to his companies Tesla and SpaceX.
But now, in a major development, the man who plans to colonize Mars has said Tesla’s fancy sports car Roadster will actually hover over the ground.
And, no, this is not any kind of joke, the billionaire confirmed.
Tesla working on Roadster’s ‘SpaceX package’
Tesla Roadster packs incredible capabilities, including the ability to go 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds and cover 600 miles on one charge.
But, Musk claims these are basic specs and there will be more capable avatars of the car, like a ‘SpaceX package’ with small thrusters or rocket engines.
He had tweeted this last year, but now, it seems this ‘SpaceX package’ is real.
— Richie Hill (@Richie_Hill_) January 8, 2019
Seemingly, Roadster will hover with these thrusters
Back in June, Musk had said the thrusters will dramatically improve Roadster’s “acceleration, top speed, braking, and cornering”.
But, in addition to this, he also claimed that the upgrade may even allow the car to “fly”.
Now, the billionaire has backed the claim by commenting “Roadster will actually do something like this” on a hovering car GIF.