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Tesla Roadster Will Go From 0-60 In Just 1.1 Seconds

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Tesla Roadster Will Go From 0-60 In Just 1.1 Seconds

A video has emerged on Twitter of how the Tesla Roadster will look travelling from 0-60 in 1.1 seconds. Here it is:

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The impressive video shows an animation of the electric car driving to a standstill before shooting off as the camera struggles to keep up with it.

The silver Roadster is almost immediately out of sight as it speeds down an empty road.

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Sawyer Merritt, a $TSLA investor, posted the clip alongside the tweet: "Last night we learned the Tesla Roadster will go from 0-60 in 1.1 seconds. Here's what that looks like."

He then added a quick edit, writing: "*0-60 in 1.1 seconds with the SpaceX package included."

Credit: Tesla
Credit: Tesla

Responding to the tweet, one person wrote: "I'm highly sceptical that this will happen, because you'll never have any kind of thruster made road legal or even track legal.

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"It'll only be allowed on select drag strips that run jet/rocket cars/bikes. That level of performance is seriously dangerous to the average joe driver."

The animated video was originally created by Slave Popovski, a former avionics engineer, back in June 2020. He shared it and explained: "This is how fast 1.1 seconds 0 - 60mph take off should look like with Space X package thrusters on the Tesla Roadster.

"Computer worked out physics and then visualised in a render animation. Not sure how much gas but threw the effect in anyway."

Elon Musk. Credit: PA
Elon Musk. Credit: PA
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Speaking about where he sees the future of cars, Tesla owner Elon Musk told Joe Rogan that he wants to get the Roadster off the ground - quite literally.

He explained: "I want it to hover, and I was trying to figure out how to make this thing hover without, you know, killing people.

"Maybe it can hover like a metre above the ground, or something like that. If you plummet it'll blow out the suspension but you're not gonna die.

"Maybe, I don't know, six feet. If we put a height limit on it, it will probably be fine." Probably isn't filling us with confidence...

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The Roadster is supposed to hit the market next year and despite the highest levels of optimism we can't see hover technology being a thing that soon.

If Musk can't manage to get it to hover off the ground then he has another trick up his sleeve.

"At a minimum, I'm confident we could do a thruster where the license plate flips down, James Bond-style, and there would be a rocket thruster behind it, and that gives you three tons of thrust," he said on the programme.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: tesla, elon musk, Entertainment, Technology

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