Published on January 13, 2019 |
by Dr. Maximilian Holland
13. January 2019 by Dr. Maximilian Holland
In a recent Twitter conversation, Elon Musk confirmed that the upcoming Tesla Roadster will be able to complete the quarter-mile dash in less than 8 seconds thanks to the cold gas propeller system. It's about 2 seconds faster than the best million dollars plus hypercars from Porsche, Ferrari and the rest.
Musk revealed the new information about the Tesla Roadster in a Twitter conversation with Marques Brownlee and Manjot Singh on Thursday. After discussing with Marques the SpaceX-derived cold gas thrust system, he was asked by Manjot "Quarter mile in less than 8 seconds?" And replied "No problem."
For context, the fastest current production car to cover the quarter mile is the drag-strip-focused Dodge Challenger SRT Demon at a time of 9.65 seconds, but only when in the factory engineer's hands, on 100 octane fuel, and when everything goes right.
Other production wagons capable of feat in a fraction of 10 seconds, if all goes right, include the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 Spyder and Ferrari LaFerrari, all of which will put you back over a million dollars to Owning. Recently in the list, the McLaren 720S can also scrape in 10 seconds for a relatively good $ 300,000 purchase.
The Tesla Roadster is intended as an electric halobil, which will definitely "give a hardcore smackdown to gasoline-powered cars," as Musk puts it. Considering that it will beat the quarter-quarter time for them in the above list (representing the top of the production petrol car technology) with a full 2 seconds, and "can in principle accelerate the limit of human endurance" it appears that the goal will be achieved.