Tesla is developing a car with rocket engines

The company Tesla, which currently is the most famous manufacturer of electric cars, was founded by Elon Musk in 2003. The first car was the Tesla Roadster, which was released only five years after its founding. At the moment it is not sold, but the company is developing an updated version that is little that is more powerful than the previous, and will get rocket engines. About new items coming a long time nothing could be heard but recently, Elon Musk has shared some details.

First talk about the updated Tesla Roadster appeared back in 2011, but his preview was shown to the public only during the presentation of the Tesla Semi truck in November 2017. The company said that the new product will be the fastest car and the Tesla can accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in just 2.1 seconds, while earlier it was stated that to disperse hundreds will take about 1.9 seconds.

The fastest car Tesla

The most intriguing feature of the Tesla Roadster 2019, of course, was the possible existence of rocket engines. They will be provided the aerospace company of Elon musk called SpaceX. If the company will keep the word and do install ten of these engines, the car may even be able to fly.

If flights are impossible, sporty electric car at least will be able to accelerate to impossible for normal car speeds and will fit in better in turns. What will be able to Tesla rocket engines we can find out at the end of 2020, Elon Musk hopesthat they can begin testing the new Roadster. It is quite possible, because without the so-called “package SpaceX” should go on sale next year.

The interior of the car Tesla Roadster

At the beginning of 2019, the head of Tesla commented on the image that appears floating in the air car. According to him, the new version of the Roadster will be able to float in the air. At what time he will be able to get off the ground and why, is still unknown.

Dream car Elon musk

Once Elon Musk said that the new Roadster 2020 will be better and cheaper than the car McLaren F1, of which he had dreamed in his younger years. Back in 1995 he, together with his brother Cimbalom, founded Zip2 and has developed a platform allowing news publications to place their articles on the Internet. In 1999, the first company Elon musk was bought by a computer manufacturer CitySearch over 304 million dollars.

After Elon Musk became a millionaire at age 28, he was faced with the question: to buy a house in Paloor the car of your dreams? Young millionaire chose both — the good, housing was much cheaper than the McLaren F1. At that time he was considered the fastest car in the world and was issued in the amount of 106 pieces — that’s why its price was more than $ 1.2 million. In 2000, young entrepreneur pitched his favorite during a trip with businessman Peter Thiel, who participated in the creation of PayPal.

The first car Tesla

The first version of the Tesla Roadster was produced from 2008 to 2012 — were gathered 2600 copies at a cost of about 110 thousand dollars. The car accelerated to 100 kilometers per hour in 4 seconds and charge its battery enough to overcome 400 kilometers. On a full charge the battery took about 3.5 hours.

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One of the sports electric cars in the color “midnight cherry” belonged personally to Elon musk. In 2018, this car was shipped inside of the carrier rocket Falcon Heavy , and was sent into space towards Mars. He already flew past the red planet, and should again come close to Earth approximately 2091 year. This happens, of course, if he doesn’t collide with an asteroid or other space objects.

Tesla Roadster inside the rocket, the Falcon Heavy

Other new Tesla

In 2020 it is also expected to start sales of electric crossover Tesla Model Y. Initially buyers will only be available expensive model cost 42 $ 700, which on one charge can travel about 482 kilometers. For an additional fee, owners can install in the cabin extra seats to fit 7 people.

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