Tesla is cooking up a neck-snapping monster.
The Tesla Roadster is arguably one of the most hotly anticipated creations from Elon Musk, a car that has been awaited with more fervor than even the wacky Cybertruck. Unfortunately, it's still a long way off from production, but that hasn't stopped some from speculating about its capabilities if Musk's claims about the car turn out to be true. Among these claims is that the new model will be the quickest of its kind around the Nurburgring. In order to do this, it will be helped along by what Musk calls cold-air thrusters. This technology will make the Roadster insanely quick off the line, but what would that even look like? Wonder no more and take a look at the virtual render below.
It comes from CGI artist Slave Popovsky and looks incredibly realistic, save perhaps for the emissions of the cold-air thrusters, which will likely be invisible. Musk has claimed that the new Roadster will be able to accelerate from 0-60 mph quicker than a Bugatti Chiron, a McLaren 765LT, and pretty much anything else you can line it up against, with a promised time of just 1.9 seconds.
With the addition of these cold-air thrusters as part of a SpaceX package, some have speculated that the time could drop to a scarcely believable 1.1 seconds. Three electric motors and all-wheel-drive thus combine to make a car quick enough to sink your eyeballs into the back of your head at a moment's notice.
As you can see from the video, there's quite a lot of nose lift on launch, so it seems logical that Tesla will have to work very hard on the suspension to ensure that the Roadster sticks to the road even when performing these outrageous launches. Perhaps the location of battery packs will play a role in keeping the car down to earth, but whatever the future holds for this astonishing machine, it seems that Tesla will rule the roost when it comes to fast electric sportscars. Let's just hope that there are no more delays and we can get to see this thing in real-life action soon.