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