Following the reveal of the all-new Tesla Roadster last week, the company’s founder Elon Musk has said that there could be a version with more performance and it might even have flying capability.
Musk has already stated the car is set to be a record beater, with a blisteringly quick 0-60mph time of 1.9 seconds. This would make it the first production car ever to accelerate to 60mph in less than two seconds. To put this into perspective, a Pagani Huayra has a 0-60mph time of 3.2 seconds.
According to Tesla, the new Roadster can also crack 0-100mph in less than 4.1 seconds, accelerate all the way to 250mph and cover a quarter of a mile in less than 8.8 seconds.
However, on Twitter, Musk stated there could be a model with even more power. He said: “Should clarify that this is the base model performance. There will be a special option package that takes it to the next level.”
He also went on to comment: “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.”
Although this is a strong statement to make and isn’t guaranteed, it does show that the company is focusing its efforts on alternative methods of travel and not just using conventional roads.
However, with the first shipment of Roadster models expected to arrive in 2020, it is not known if these ideas will come to fruition in such a short space of time.
November 20, 2017