Elon Musk is well known for his outlandish claims on Twitter – and in the most recent, has promised buyers of Tesla’s $200,000 Roadster their car will be able to fly – assuming they buy a ‘SpaceX addon package.’
Musk made the claim by retweeting an image of the famous DeLorean car from Back to the Future, adding ‘the new Roadster will actually do something like this’.
‘The thing is I feel like you’re not joking,’ replied Marques Brownlee, a hugely popular tech blogger.
‘I’m not,’ Musk replied.
‘Will use SpaceX cold gas thruster system with ultra high pressure air in a composite over-wrapped pressure vessel in place of the 2 rear seats.’
When later asked is it would be able to cover a quarter of a mile in less than eight seconds, Musk replied ‘no problem’ before asking ‘Vertically or horizontally?’
Last year the billionaire tweeted that the new Tesla Roadster will come with the option to add a system of rocket thrusters to the sports car to ‘dramatically’ improve acceleration.
And, he claims the upgrade could maybe ‘even allow a Tesla to fly.’
The newly touted extra features, which he dubbed the ‘SpaceX option package,’ are just the latest in a string of outlandish plans announced by the tech giant on social media in the last few years – some of which have actually come to fruition.
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