It turns out that this wasn’t a throwaway comment for the Tesla boss, as confirmed by a series of tweets.
Musk confirmed that a number of rocket thrusters would be added to the car to improve its acceleration.
“Note, gas contained would be ultra high-pressure air in a SpaceX rocket COPV bottle,” he said.
Adding: “The air exiting the thrusters would immediately be replenished whenever vehicle pack power draw allowed operation of the air pump, which is most of the time.”
COPV stands for composite overwrapped pressure vessel and would be used to release ultra high-pressure air to improve the car’s thrust.
One person on Twitter asked how that would substantially improve the power of the car to which Musk replied saying the car would become a two-seater.
“Trade is just that Roadster becomes a 2 seater instead of a 2+2. COPV in place of the kid seats, which is prob wise for many reasons,” he said.
In addition to this, there is expected to be up too 10 small thrusters positioned around the car to help achieve the improved acceleration.
There is no work on how that will improve the performance of the car or whether it would positively impact the car’s specs.
In response to a tweet from tech YouTuber MKBHD, he guaranteed that the car would be a world beater.
“You have my word, Marques. Next gen Roadster will be absolutely out of this world.
“For those who love to drive, there is no finer car in history and we don’t think there will be another.”
When the car as first announced it was said to have a 0-60mph sprint speed of 1.9 seconds and a 250mph+ top speed.
It is also said to be able to achieve 620 miles from its 200kWh battery pack.