May 25 (UPI) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that the company’s next-generation electric sports car, the Roadster, will use SpaceX’s rocket booster, which will turn it into a 100 percent “007-seat driver,” according tomedia reports.
Musk said the next generation of Roadsters will use SpaceX’s air-conditioning thrusters. The main thruster is mounted behind the license plate, and removing the license plate will see a rocket booster behind it. It’s like a 100 per cent James Bond ride. “
In 2017, Tesla unveiled a prototype of its next-generation Roadster sports car. The sports car starts at $200,000 ($1.41384 million), roughly the same as a medium-sized Porsche Taycan Turbo S.
When the car was first released, Tesla claimed that the sports car has a 100-kilometer acceleration time of 1.9 seconds, can travel 620 miles per vehicle (998 kilometers) on a single charge, and has a top speed of more than 250 miles per hour (402 kph).
Previously, Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla’s chief designer, said the all-electric super-run had evolved since its inception and that the changes would make the production version better than the prototype in every way.
Musk has previously said the next-generation Roadster will perform at levels that gasoline or diesel-powered cars can’t.
Having said that, he has said the sports car will only be limited to production. He expects the car to produce only about 10,000 cars a year.