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SpaceX package will add "small rocket thrusters" to 2020 Tesla Roadster

• newatlas.com By Paul Ridden

Skip forward to February this year, and the Roadster made global headlines again. But this time it was Elon Musk's own Roadster, which was launched into space atop a Falcon Heavy rocket. Now Musk has announced that a special option package for the upcoming Roadster will see the electric sportster packing small "rocket" thrusters, adding that "maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly ..."

Musk says that the SpaceX package could contain as many as 10 thrusters "arranged seamlessly around the car." These will not be actual rockets, but COPV bottles – essentially ultra high pressure air containers. The additions are promised to dramatically improve acceleration for the already insanely fast Roadster, which will be able to zip from standstill to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds sans "rocket" boost.

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