Blog Post #365: Get up to speed – QUICKLY!!~!

Blog Post #365:  Get up to speed – QUICKLY!!

Taken from: http://www.newsweek.com/elon-musk-building-car-rocket-boosters-969122

Well, well – a car with rocket boosters?

Seemingly that is what Elon Musk of Tesla Cars and Space X fame (and the Boring Company and more).

The article states
“Tesla founder Elon Musk has announced plans to install rocket thrusters in the backseat of the company’s newest car.


“The Tesla Roadster—which is being brought back to life in the coming years—will reportedly sacrifice two seats in the back of the car for SpaceX Thrusters. The private space exploration company was also founded by Musk.

“The “SpaceX package” of the new Roadster was teased by Musk in a tweet on Saturday. “SpaceX option package for new Tesla Roadster will include ∼ 10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around car,” Musk tweeted. “These rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering. Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly…”

The article continues:

“Any concerns of excess power being demanded from the COPV have been quashed by preliminary Roadster specifications. The car will include a 200 kWh battery capable of travelling 620 miles on a single charge. It can accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 1.9 seconds.

The SpaceX package will sacrifice the back seats for the thrusters. Musk has regularly referred to the spots as “kids seats.”

“Trade is just that Roadster becomes a 2 seater instead of a 2+2. COPV in place of the kid seats, which is prob wise for many reasons,” Musk tweeted.

“The original Tesla Roadster was released in 2008. It was the first electric car with a top speed exceeding 200 kilometres per hour (124 mph). Musk announced the new version of the Roadster at an event in November last year.

(Bruce adds:) So, kids be the first ones on your block with this Roadster.  Soon all your friends will want one too!!!

 

Posted by Bruce White

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