An expert in digital special effects has created an incredible simulation of a Tesla Roadster powered by SpaceX mini rockets.
In June 2018, Elon Musk released an explosive announcement of which he has the secret by saying that the future Tesla Roadster , unveiled in November 2017, could be optionally equipped with a SpaceX pack consisting of “ten small rocket boosters “. They are actually compressed air thrusters , derived from a technology used by SpaceX , which will improve acceleration, cornering and braking.
Recently, the bubbling billionaire added that the main thruster will be hidden behind the retractable rear license plate, James Bond style, he added. For the moment, all of this remains at the discourse stage and no technical data or demonstration has come to support these promises.
But an expert in digital special effects had fun creating a simulation of a Tesla Roadster SpaceX version that would cut down 0 to 100 km / h in 1.1 seconds. The result is breathtaking, almost improbable. To absorb the force of such an acceleration would require a physical condition worthy of a high level athlete.
Officially, the “basic” version of the racing car is supposed to swallow this distance in 1.9 seconds. However, the YouTube Engineering Explained channel managed to achieve the possibility of 0 to 100 km / h in 1.1 seconds by making clever calculations from the official information available concerning the Tesla Roadster and the SpaceX thrusters.
Still, we will have to be very patient to know how all of this will materialize since Elon Musk recently hinted that production of his electric supercar would be postponed to 2022 to give priority to the Tesla Semi and Cybertruck .