Tesla's new sports car seriously has rockets and Elon Musk says it can "fly very briefly." 👀

May 21st

If you want a car that can accelerate to 60mph in 1.1 seconds flat, you might want to check out Tesla's new $200,000 Roadster. That is, unless you have a medical condition, according to Papa Elon:

If you're wondering if there's a site that ranks the acceleration of various roller coasters so you can see how the Roadster compares, of course there is.

Here's the catch though: If you don't want to be stuck with a measly zero-to-sixty in 1.9 seconds, you'll have to choose the more expensive "SpaceX rocket thruster" package that assists with acceleration and turns:

Such thrusters don't use combustion; instead, they are cold gas thrusters that use compressed air. They are typically used for maneuvers on spacecraft.

Check out this animation showing what that might look like:

Elon previously said the car would be able to fly "a little" in "short hops."

I'm sure nothing could possibly go wrong with a superpowered electric car flying through the air at insane speeds, but this is awesome so let's not think about that.

If you need me, I'll be in my minivan accelerating onto the freeway at a blistering 6.5 seconds in style!

P.S. Now check out our latest video about how Jeff Bezos wants to live forever and actually can 👇

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