The Tesla Roadster 2022 is building up to be one of Tesla’s most spectacular vehicles to yet. But the newest word is that may be a bit too spectacular to believe, with predictions the electric vehicle may be able to sprint 0-60 mph in 1.1 seconds.
This is according to Elon Musk, who was questioned about this specific rumour on Twitter, and replied that sure, the Roadster can touch 60mph in 1.1 seconds. That’s provided you have the “SpaceX rocket thruster package” initially.
Yes, with the SpaceX rocket thruster option package. It will be safe, but very intense. Probably not wise for those with a medical condition – same as a hardcore roller coaster.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2021
It all seems a little unbelievable, doesn’t it? Because 1.1 seconds is almost inconsequential, the parallels to a rollercoaster are probably very appropriate.
Even though Elon claims to have considered installing rockets in the new Roadster, we have our doubts about whether he will be granted permission to do so in the near future.
No guarantee that the unique upgrade kit for the next-generation Roadster will allow it to fly short hops, but it’s possible… It’s definitely plausible.
It’s just a matter of safety. The application of rocket technology to a vehicle opens the door to new possibilities. The 19th of November, 2017
My guess is that no national or international authority will allow Musk to allow his vehicles to fly in small groups or to be propelled by genuine rockets.
Clearly, it was a joke, or Elon was just forgetting that Twitter isn’t actually a good platform for generating wild ideas in the first place.
However, it’s worth mentioning that the 0-60 in 1.1 seconds wouldn’t really be a true 0-60 in so short of a period of time in any event. No, not if Tesla is monitoring that speed in the same manner that it monitors acceleration on its current lineup of vehicles.
The acceleration measured by Tesla is not measured from the starting point, but rather after the first foot of travel, a method that is also utilised in drag racing.
It even states as much on the Tesla website, and Engineering Explained has a video that breaks out this mechanism in further detail. Nonetheless, in layman’s terms, if the Roadster manages to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in a single step, Tesla is credited with recording the 6-60 acceleration time.
Not that doing so in 1.1 seconds isn’t great; it simply isn’t quite as spectacular as doing it from a full standstill, which takes more than twice as long.
The Tesla Roadster is expected to go into production in early 2022 and have a range of up to 620 miles on a single charge, according to reports. The top speed is projected to be in the vicinity of 250 miles per hour.
THE TESLA ROADSTER IS COMING IN 2023, ACCORDING TO ELON MUSK
Elon Musk has said that the second-generation Tesla Roadster would finally be available in 2023, a full six years after the first model was introduced.
Following the market release of the 1,100-horsepower Model S Plaid, a Twitter user enquired about the status of what would be Tesla’s highest-performing vehicle to yet. The CEO of the electric vehicle manufacturer reacted to the question.
2021 has been the year of super crazy supply chain shortages, so it wouldn’t matter if we had 17 new products, as none would ship.
Assuming 2022 is not mega drama, new Roadster should ship in 2023.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 1, 2021
According to CNBC, the Roadster was first unveiled in 2017 with the Tesla Semi large truck, neither of which has gone into production.
At the time, the electrified convertible was touted as having jaw-dropping specifications, including a peak speed of 250 mph, a range of 620 miles, and a tri-motor system that enabled a 0-60 mph time of less than two seconds.
Further, Musk promised on Twitter an unfathomably rapid sprint to 60 mph in 1.1 seconds, thanks to the “SpaceX rocket propulsion option package,” earlier this year, which has already been confirmed.
Musk has a predilection for utilising the short-form social media site to generate attention for his electric vehicles, even if his words result in his being sued by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Recent events, however, have seen him step back from the centre of controversy after being mentioned by Texas Governor Greg Abbott at a press conference.
Squawk Box host CNBC’s Squawk Box interviewed Abbott on his state’s “social policies,” one of which is a newly approved abortion ban that has been criticised for being unduly stringent.
In general, I believe government should rarely impose its will upon the people, and, when doing so, should aspire to maximize their cumulative happiness. That said, I would prefer to stay out of politics.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 2, 2021
‘You have to recognise that there are a lot of companies and a lot of Americans that support the social stances that the state of Texas is pursuing,’ stated Governor Greg Abbott.
“This has had no effect on the number of firms that are locating in the state of Texas.” The process of firms relocating to Texas is really being expedited.”
It was also said that Musk had to leave California “in part due to the social policies in California, and Elon has constantly told me that he prefers the social policies in his home state of Texas.”
In response to a clip from the show, Musk did not take a firm opinion, instead writing, “In general, I think that government should seldom force its will onto the people, and, when it does, should seek to maximise their cumulative happiness.”
“Having said that, I’d like to remain out of politics,” Musk said further.