In the new teaser of the show Jay Leno’s Garage, Elon Musk spoke about the next version of the Tesla Roadster, a novelty which should not however be released before 2022. The episode in question will be broadcast on the TV channel CNBC on May 27, but the latter has already shared a short extract in which the entrepreneur talks about some rather surprising novelties.
" It's like we're in the middle of a James Bond "
In this video extract, Elon Musk evokes a particularly new innovation concerning the next Tesla Roadster. Indeed, he confides about the future vehicle that there will be an option " SpaceX package Which will make the link between the automaker and the aerospace company led by the billionaire.
If Jay Leno first thinks of a joke and wonders if the entrepreneur is serious, Elon Musk goes on to say: " We're going to use very high pressure compressed air – it's a cold gas propellant. The main propellant will be like behind the license plate, so for acceleration, it drops the license plate and behind the license plate is a rocket propellant "
Musk goes on to add: " It's like we're in the middle of a James Bond " And indeed, the idea of seeing the number plates of the vehicle turn to make way for such technology is reminiscent of some vehicles and gadgets used by agent 007 during his adventures.
This is not the first time that the entrepreneur has mixed SpaceX projects with those of Tesla. In early 2018, the aerospace company launched its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time, taking Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster on board. The goal — achieved — was to successfully place the vehicle in an elliptical orbit around the sun. All against a background of Space Oddity from David Bowie until the battery runs out.
At the wheel of the Tesla is also a model named Starman, a pilot who has flown more than 1.2 million kilometers in a year and a half. A few months ago, Musk suggested that SpaceX could visit the vehicle in the years to come. In short, another ambitious project like those to which the billionaire has already accustomed us.