Tesla is passionate about millions of people around the world for several reasons. Obviously, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, has a lot to do with it, but the vehicles produced by the Gigafactory are also a dream to many people. We immediately think of Model S, Model X, Model 3, or Model Y, but Tesla is not limited to these few vehicles that have become (almost) common.
One of the most iconic cars to be unveiled by Tesla is undoubtedly the Roadster. This vehicle was first unveiled to the public on July 19, 2006, while serial production began on March 17, 2008 and ended in 2012. In February 2018, the Roadster returns to center stage as it served as an empty charge during the inaugural flight of the Falcon Heavy rocket.
Elon Musk talks about a new Roadster
Today, Elon Musk, who is used to being particularly talkative on Twitter, announces some information about the Roadster. The new Tesla Roadster prototype is on display at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, it is a rare opportunity to see this mysterious vehicle so closely. It is therefore quite logical that the public flocked not to miss. Without delay, the first photos appear on social networks, and Elon Musk took the opportunity to comment on one of them.
The lucky winner is “Tesla New York”, this Twitter account received a comment from Elon Musk himself on his post.
Production article will look different (better)
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2021
As you can see, Elon Musk’s response is particularly interesting since the latter implies that this is only a prototype and that the final vehicle will not look like this. In other words, Tesla’s teams are working to deliver a whole new version of the Roadster. Another important detail can be found on the descriptive plate in front of the vehicle on display.
By reading this plaque, we can discover the existence of a SpaceX package. This package would allow the Roadster to take on even more powerful features. For example, the Tesla Roadster would take advantage of cold air rocket thrusters positioned at the rear, allowing a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of 1.1 seconds.