The car will have a ridiculous 0-60 time of just 1.1 seconds with the SpaceX package.
It doesn’t seem five minutes since Tesla was last in the news. Elon Musk and his company love to stir the pot or make bold claims, recently doing that with the Model S Plaid, claiming it will be the “fastest production car ever” and with a 0-60 time under two seconds. Musk has made an even bigger claim this time regarding the special SpaceX package to come with the new Tesla Roadster. Musk states that the car will have a ridiculous 0-60 time of just 1.1 seconds with that package.
The Roadster Is Currently On Display At The Petersen Museum
The Roadster has recently been spotted on display at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, where other Tesla cars have been on show in the past. This has including the Cybertruck and the first-generation Roadster, to name a few. On the next-gen Roadster that is on display, a plaque that reads its 0-60 time is indeed 1.1 seconds with the SpaceX package. That sounds ludicrous, but this is coming from a company with a “ludicrous mode” on its cars.
Musk Confirmed The 0-60 Time Via Twitter
Musk took to Twitter to confirm the revelation. He also said that the SpaceX rocket thruster option package would be “safe, but very intense.” Even without this package, the Roadster will still have a cray fast 0-60 time of 1.9 seconds, roughly the same 0-60 as the Model S Plaid. This SpaceX package will use cold air thrusters that will instantly launch the car to its cruising speeds, and given that it will use most of us too much slower 0-60 times than 1.1 seconds, we can see why Musk says it will be intense.
Second-Gen Roadster Is Highly Anticipated
The second-generation Roadster has certainly been eagerly anticipated for a while now. The car made its debut three years ago, and like a lot of Tesla’s models recently, it has not exactly been smooth sailing. But judging by these latest performance stats, it will very much be worth the wait. We can’t begin to imagine just how fast a 1.1 second 0-60 time will feel in real life.
Yes, with the SpaceX rocket thruster option package. It will be safe, but very intense. Probably not wise for those with a medical condition – same as a hardcore roller coaster.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 20, 2021