It's not a joke. Elon Musk is serious and does not joke. In his Twitter account, he announced a radical innovation that will include Tesla Roadster when launched on the market, which comes directly from SpaceX's space experience. Again I repeat, this is not a joke. Elon Musk will find out optional "SpaceX" package in an electric sports car, which consists of ultra-compressed air rotors to improve its acceleration and passage through the curve. He confirmed that the car could float in the air a few centimeters from the ground. How do you say?
Everything started with a mysterious Twitter publication in which DeLorean DMC-12 "Back to the Future" appears in the air. Of course, this is a science fiction car that really could not do anything similar.
But Elon Musk says that Your Roadster can do it.
And because he responded to Twitter, he will do so thanks to the series runners under pressure, based on the image and image of the system used in the Falcon 9 rocket to compress its fuel tanks – to maintain its shape during the flight. Let's remember the previous tweets by Elon Musk to remember that in June he said that Roadster optional "SpaceX" package with up to 10 small "rockets". These 10 drivers will expand along the perimeter of the car, and will help you accelerate or slow down Improve your curve.
The dynamic possibilities of this piloted aerodynamic system – as I have called it – are wet dreams for all sports car manufacturers.
Drivers of this system will turn on ultra-compressed air, stored in a tank located in the rear seat space – the location of the alloy of kevlar, metal and carbon fibers. This deposit is called the Composite Overweapped Pressure Vessel (COPV) and in this NASA article you can know its operation to explore your knowledge. It is important to note that the system is use pressure air and not liquid fuel – Musk wants the car to remain an electric but not a dangerous cross between the Falcon 9 and the convertible.
Musk says it's an optional SpaceX will further improve the incredible acceleration of the Tesla road vehicle, which can reach 0 to 96 km / h in just 1.9 seconds. In addition, the car will be able to float on the ground, which we present for a few seconds. This function will be pure gadget, only the art that they have created and the performance. Of course, the questions regarding the incredible legitimacy of the system have not come too long, to which Musk responded in an exemplary manner: "I think the law did not foresee this situation. It will be legal for a while..