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The specs on the new version of the Tesla Roadster were hard to believe when the car was debuted – 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and 620-miles of range? Wow.
And if that weren’t enough, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk later announced that a “SpaceX package” is planned, which would add cold air thrusters to the Roadster that would improve speed and handling.
Now Musk has offered a bit more insight on the SpaceX package. Don’t expect giant rocket boosters piled on top of the sports car. Instead, the features will be subtle with the rear thruster hidden behind the license plate.
Musk made the comment in response to a rendering posted to Twitter of the Roadster dressed up with a Back to the Future-inspired theme.
Tesla has said the new Roadster is scheduled to go to production in 2020.
The company is currently taking $50,000 deposits for the $200,000 base version. The company has not said how much the SpaceX package will cost.