Elon Musk: New Tesla Roadster will use thrusters to float above the ground – MarketWatch

Elon Musk has a knack for tweeting out some real eyebrow-raisers. On Wednesday afternoon, he delivered, once again:

So, basically a hovercraft? The internet’s immediate response:

So, is Musk just joking around?

“I’m not,” Musk replied on Twitter

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 to the delight of his fan base. “Will use SpaceX cold gas thruster system with ultrahigh pressure air in a composite over-wrapped pressure vessel in place of the 2 rear seats.”

In addition, he says the car will accelerate “at the limit of human endurance” and easily cover a quarter mile in less than 8 seconds.

As one Twitter fan suggest, maybe something like this:

This isn’t the first time Musk has hinted of such a version:

We’ll see about that.

What we do know at this point is that Tesla

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 is looking to bring a new Roadster to market by 2020 as the quickest and fastest production car out there. As in, 0-60 in less than 2 seconds. The company is taking reservations for the $200,000 base version with a $50,000 deposit.

Also on Wednesday, Musk announced in a tweet that Tesla will soon stop selling its cheapest Model S and X vehicles.

“If you’d like that version, please order by Sunday night,” he said.

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