Every now and then, there comes along a new and innovative person or company geared towards making great changes in the world. Sometimes these innovators disrupt traditional industry methods, or sometimes they create completely new ones. One such company that has emerged as a disruptor is Tesla (formerly Tesla Motors). This company, co-founded by Elon Musk, is looking to revolutionize the automotive industry with high-quality electric vehicles at affordable prices.
I’ve discussed Tesla before in previous blogs; most recently, I wrote an overview of the new Model 3 car that the company is launching, which should help the manufacturer really break into mainstream success. Now, just off the heels of the Model 3 launch, the automobile manufacturer is making headlines for its newest model in the works: the Tesla Roadster.
In a recent press conference, Elon Musk revealed the Tesla Roadster, Tesla’s answer to incredibly speedy cars. The new vehicle features some unprecedented features. It’s sleek design and eye-popping color are certainly enough to make even the largest car lovers fall in love, it’s the car’s performance that makes the Roadster stand out above the rest.
According to Musk, the Tesla Roadster can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 1.9 seconds; to put that into perspective, most Formula 1 cars can do that same performance in 1.3 seconds. It’s so powerful and quick that Tesla is branding the car as the “quickest car in the world.”
But the fun doesn’t stop there; after the Roadster’s official announcement, Musk took to Twitter to tease an almost unimaginable feature coming soon to the car.
“Not saying the next gen Roadster special upgrade package *will* definitely enable it to fly short hops, but maybe….” He then goes on to state that rocket technology, “opens up revolutionary possibilities.”
Considering the fact that Musk is also the CEO of SpaceX, a private aeronautics company with more than enough rocket technology, it is very likely the Tesla Roadster will be something of a rocket/car hybrid.
Whatever the Roadster ends up being, I’m incredibly excited to see the final product. Tesla is changing the face of the automotive industry as we know it.