Tesla recently displayed a new prototype of its roadster at an American museum. Thanks to this new design and SpaceX option, Elon Musk’s racing car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just a second!
As you know, one of the main features of the Tesla Roadster would be to be equipped with SpaceX cold gas thrusters. Thanks to this technology, the American manufacturer’s car will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in just one second. Only, we were not yet confirmed that these thrusters would actually be present on the Roadster. This has now been done.
EffectivelyEsla is currently displaying a new roadster prototype at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. This is an unexpected opportunity for visitors to personally admire the supercar, with its public presence rare. On the museum plaque installed in front of the vehicle, we can read a Brief description of the car’s extraordinary capabilities.
“Demonstrating the versatility of electric power and adding further differences to the car’s already high performance, an announced SpaceX Pack will equip the Roadster with rear-mounted cold air thrusters, allowing 0 to 100 km / s in 1.1 seconds. Up to the hour acceleration will be allowed, which is to a large extent. Unprecedented among modern road cars ”, Can we read on the plate?
SpaceX option, a joke came true
As a reminder, when Tesla first revealed the existence of the Roadster in 2017, the automaker announced that the car would be capable of knocking 0 to 100 km / h in 1.9 seconds, All with a top speed of 802 km / h and a monster range of 1,000 km. Obviously and if we have to believe the details of the museum, Therefore Tesla has refined the formula to make the Roadster faster based on different models.
It was not until 2019 that Elon Musk first mentioned these SpaceX cold gas thrusters. A statement that many took for a new billionaire craze. Wrong, as Elon Musk assured Twitter: “No i’m not kidding We will use SpaceX’s cold gas thrusters with ultra high pressure systems, the gas will be stored in a well-protected mixed container that will be integrated in place of the two rear seats. As a reminder, Production of the Tesla Roadster is scheduled for 2022.