Tesla is passionate about millions of people around the world for a number of reasons. Of course, Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, has a lot to do with it, but the vehicles produced by the Gigafactory are a dream for many people too. We immediately think of Model S, Model X, Model 3, or Model Y, but Tesla isn’t limited to those few vehicles that have become (almost) common.
One of the most famous cars that Tesla has presented is certainly the roadster. This vehicle was first unveiled to the public on July 19, 2006, while series 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 cargo during the first flight of the Falcon Heavy missile.
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 so as not to miss out. 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 about his contribution.
Production item will look different (better)
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2021
As you can see, Elon Musk’s reaction is particularly interesting as the latter implies that this is just a prototype and the final vehicle will not look like it. In other words, Tesla’s teams are working to deliver an entirely new version of the roadster. Another important detail can be found on the description plate in front of the vehicle on display.
By reading this badge, we can discover the existence of a SpaceX package. This package would enable the roadster to take on even more powerful functions. For example, the Tesla Roadster would utilize cold air missile thrusters, which are positioned rearward and allow an acceleration time from 0 to 60 mph of 1.1 seconds.