Sharing his thoughts on the new Tesla Roadster being equipped with a SpaceX package consisting of cold air thrusters, CEO Elon Musk said, “It’s like full-on James Bond.”
Musk made the comment on CNBC’s Jay Leno’s Garage as he detailed the “SpaceX package” option that will be offered on Tesla’s next-gen Roadster (via Electrek).
Musk also hinted that we probably won’t see the new Roadster until 2022.
“It’s going to have an option to have rocket trusters from SpaceX.”
Leno responded with a dismissive “alright” and added that he wasn’t sure if Musk was joking, but Musk assured him that he wasn’t “in this case.”
“We are going use ultra high pressure compressed air — it’s a cold gas thruster. The main thruster will be like behind the license plate so for acceleration, it drops the license plate and behind the license plate is a rocket thruster.”
The CEO added:
“It’s like full-on James Bond.”
Tesla has previously said that its upcoming Roadster will be capable of doing 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec, with 620 miles of range on a single charge.