Exhibited at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, the Tesla Roadster has apparently confirmed the calculations of the YouTube channel Engineering Explained, which had counted on an acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 1.1 seconds thanks to the option SpaceX.
In June 2020, Jason Fenske, of the Engineering Explained YouTube channel, had compiled all the information published on the Tesla Roadster by Elon Musk to give himself a small idea of the capabilities of the car. The interested party had relied in particular on the theories of Isaac Newton and a host of calculations to arrive at the following conclusion.
With its SpaceX option, materialized by cold gas thrusters at the rear of the vehicle, the Tesla Roadster would be able to shoot 0 to 100 km / h in the space of 1.1 seconds. This would make it the vehicle with the best acceleration on the planet, all engine categories (thermal, hybrid and electric) combined.
An informative plaque that says a lot?
At the beginning, the idea that a SpaceX system would invite itself on the Roaster made some smile gently. Had Elon Musk found a whimsical new fad here, or was he really going to walk the talk? The question was asked, and the answer seems to emerge with more precision.
— Tesla New York (@TeslaNY) May 19, 2021
A Tesla Roadster was indeed exhibited at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, where a small informative plaque indicated additional information about its future characteristics. Specially created for the occasion, this plaque explicitly mentions the SpaceX option and the famous 1.1 second acceleration.
A release in 2022
Clearly, this dream of Elon Musk would indeed become reality in the future, he who will then be able to boast of marketing the fastest car in the world. Namely now when the Roadster will actually see the light of day. Initially scheduled for 2022, the sportswoman has been postponed many times: 2022 is today the new deadline set.
Tesla also plans to literally hover his Roadster. A phantasmagorical idea which then raised questions about its real usefulness. In short, we are never at the end of our surprises with the boss of SpaceX. Now it’s up to him to make his Roadster as fast as he claims.