Elon Musk wants the new Tesla Roadster is to beat gas sports cars on every performance metric by far and without exceptions.
* faster from 0 to 60 mph
* faster on the quarter mile
* better braking, cornering and handling
* higher top speed.
Tesla will have 10 small rocket thrusters around the car. They will electric pumps and compressed air.
The Mclaren F1 was built from 1992-1998. They had
* 627-hp, 7500-rpm BMW V-12;
* a six-speed manual gearbox
* driver’s seat mounted in the middle
* McLaren F1 is the fastest production car in history and could go up to 231 mph
2020 Tesla Roadster Base Specs
Acceleration 0-60 mph 1.9 sec Acceleration 0-100 mph 4.2 sec Acceleration 1/4 mile 8.8 sec Top Speed Over 250 mph Wheel Torque 10,000 Nm Mile Range 620 miles Seating 4 Drive All-Wheel Drive Founders Series Price $250,000 Founders Series Reservation (1,000 reservations available) $250,000
2018 Bugatti Chiron Specifications
VEHICLE TYPE: mid-engine, all-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe ESTIMATED BASE PRICE: $2,700,000 ENGINE TYPE: quad-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 64-valve W-16, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection Power: 1500 hp @ 6700 rpm Passenger volume: 54 cu ft Cargo volume: 2 cu ft Curb weight: 4400 lb PERFORMANCE (C/D EST): Zero to 60 mph: 2.3 sec Zero to 100 mph: 4.8 sec Standing ¼-mile: 9.4 sec Top speed: 261 mph FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST): EPA combined/city/hwy: 10/8/15 mpg
SpaceX option package for new Tesla Roadster will include ~10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around car. These rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering. Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 9, 2018
I reckon it’s adapted cold gas thrusters used in upper stage rocket guidance, using plain old compressed air.
— David Jenkins (@djenkins6) June 9, 2018
Intent of new Tesla Roadster is to beat gas sports cars on every performance metric by far, no exceptions, thus transferring the “halo crown” effect gas cars have as the top speed leaders over to pure electric.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 10, 2018
SOURCES- Twitter, Youtube
Written by Brian Wang at Nextbigfuture
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