Elon Musk: Tesla's SpaceX Package Thrusters Will Be Subtly Hidden Behind License Plates

Elon Musk has updated Tesla fans on the nature of the SpaceX package thrusters that are set to give the car an "unfair" advantage.

Elon Musk: Tesla's SpaceX Package Thrusters Will Be Subtly Hidden Behind License Plates
Roadster 2 Tesla

Another week, another Twitter update from Elon Musk. Whether it's updating Tesla fans on a surprise location navigation button, or his much-hyped neurotech venture finally giving us an update, the man is rarely quiet on social media.

Last Saturday, Musk provided a small update on the nature of the SpaceX Package — a paid extra upgrade to the upcoming Roadster 2.


The SpaceX Package

The SpaceX package feels like a downloadable content pack for a videogame. For an added payment on top of the $200,000 fee for the Roadster 2, buyers can get an upgraded space-theme modded upgrade.

On the Ride the Lightning podcast, Musk recently told Tesla owner-enthusiast Ryan McCaffrey that the SpaceX package will add cold gas thrusters to the electric cars, enabling them to perform in ways that were previously unthought of. Now though, the technology is in place the Tesla CEO says, and Tesla is "going to do things with the new Roadster that are kind of unfair to other cars."

“If you have, say 3 Gs of thrust, you can go in any direction. You can go up and still accelerate upwards of 2 Gs,” Musk said.

As BGR reports, the SpaceX, Tesla and Neuralink man also recently tweeted that the thrusters will “dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking, and cornering.”

Back to the Future?

Musk recently provided this update via Twitter:

So, far from looking like the cool Back to the Future collab of the original post on Twitter, it seems that the thrusters will be subtly placed in the car, meaning that it won't be immediately obvious which cars have the upgrade.

The new Roadster

The new Roadster will reportedly have a top speed of 250mph MPH and have a 0-100 MPH time of 4.2 seconds. Aside from its acceleration the new Roadster is, impressively, set to have a range of 620 miles — well above the competition.

While little has been seen of the Roadster 2 so far, Tesla released this little teaser clip of the car in action a few months.


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