Musk Announces Tesla Collab With SpaceX, Says New Roadster Will Go 0-60 In Less Than 1 Second

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by Tyler Durden
Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 - 02:40 PM

"Tonight, we radically increased the design goals for the new Tesla Roadster. There will never be another car like this, if you could even call it a car," Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote on X yesterday.

And with it, Musk announced the latest version of the Tesla Roadster, which he says will be a Tesla/SpaceX collaboration. Musk said he aims to have an unveil at the end of 2024 and is aiming to ship the vehicle in 2025. 

"I think it has a shot at being the most mind-blowing product demo of all time," Musk wrote. 

The emphasis of a SpaceX partnership will likely catch the eye of those who have been following the Tesla saga, as Musk once said on Twitter he would like to equip the electric supercar with cold air thrusters.

However, the announcement also means that the vehicle's production faces yet another delay. Initially revealed in 2017 alongside the Tesla Semi, the Roadster aims to epitomize electric innovation and prestige within the automotive industry. Despite initial plans for a 2020 release, the launch has been postponed annually, now aiming for 2024.

The collaboration with SpaceX includes an optional "SpaceX package," offering unprecedented acceleration capabilities, including a sub-1-second 0 to 60 mph time, though Musk suggests the car's speed is just one of its many remarkable features.

"And that is the least interesting part," Musk wrote about the acceleration on Twitter.

EV blog electrek, which has traditionally been a tried and true supporter of Tesla, seemed skeptical.

"Call me cynical, but the only new information Elon released today is that the new Tesla Roadster is delayed by another year," they wrote.

"In terms of actual new information, it’s only that Tesla changed the Roadster from its original unveiled, which was 7 years ago at this point, so I hope so, and delayed production to 2025," they continued. 

"We heard all of that before, so it’s hard to get too excited – even as someone who won two of them as part of Tesla’s referral program."