Probably one of the best things about being alive in the early 21st century is that technology moves so quickly it makes it more or less impossible to keep up with what’s happening. We’re hurtling into the future without even stopping to try and figure out what a Dyson Airblade is or how it works.
Uber says they’re looking into small personal aircraft, we have robot postmen now – who knows what we’re going to get next? Is it rocket cars? It could be rocket cars. There is a suggestion that the thing we’re getting next is rocket cars.
Following a press conference unveiling Tesla‘s semi-truck, Musk revealed two pretty astonishing things. The first of these is an acceleration of 0 – 100 km/h in 1.9 seconds which, to put that in perspective, is just about enough to rip your balls off if you do it too many times in a row.
0 to 100 km/h in 1.9 sec pic.twitter.com/xTOTDGuwQj
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 17, 2017
Which is, I mean, pretty cool, I guess. Cars that can go fast aren’t exactly a new idea. You know what is a new idea? A car that can bloody do bloody rocket-bloody-powered bunny hops with its own bloody rockets. In his words:
There will be a special option package that takes it to the next level. Not saying the next gen Roadster special upgrade package *will* definitely enable it to fly short hops, but maybe … Certainly possible. Just a question of safety. Rocket tech applied to a car opens up revolutionary possibilities.
The base model roadster is set to be released in 2020 and cost a very reasonable $250,000, so you should be able to afford one by then if you put aside around, say, $350 a day. Easy.
Elon Musk don’t you dare promise us rocket jumping cars and not give them to us. We need this.