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Tesla Roadster will use rocket thrusters

By Faiming_low on 13 Jun 2018 in New model, New technology

Attached Image After the new Roadster was unveiled last year, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, mentioned that it might use rocket technology and we thought he was just joking...

Amazingly, Musk has recently announced on Twitter a ‘SpaceX option package’ for the Roadster which will include roughly 10 small rocket thrusters around the vehicle’s exterior. Musk claims that 'these rocket engines dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering. Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly…'


While you might think these thrusters need fuel which is at odds with the full electric Roadster, fret not. These thrusters are said to ill be powered by compressed atmospheric air that’s made by a compressor and stored in a tank.

Whether how these thrusters would work remains unknown but it is not hard to imagine these thrusters being installed at the sides of the car firing at their respective directions to improve acceleration, braking and cornering speed.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



 
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