The Tesla Roadster's 'SpaceX Pack' Will Make It Even Faster

During a shareholder conference, Elon Musk promised an even quicker version of Tesla's incoming Roadster
The Tesla Roadster's 'SpaceX Pack' Will Make It Even Faster

Amidst all Tesla’s problems - from the long-running Model 3 production woes to those gigantic 2018 Q1 losses - it’s easy to forget the Californian company has some incredible stuff planned for the future. So long as Tesla’s able to stick around, in the next few years we’ll see the Semi, an M3-baiting Model 3 Performance and even a C-segment hatchback.

But the one we’re most looking forward to is - inevitably - the Roadster. How can you not be won over by something which looks like that, and will do 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds? And with a starting price of $200,000, it’s not even that expensive, considering the performance on offer.

But if you’re happy parting with more money, Tesla will sell you an even faster one. At a shareholder meeting, CEO Elon Musk - who this week saw off an attempt by investors to oust him from his position - promised versions of both the Semi and the Roadster that will be “even better than what was unveiled.”

The Tesla Roadster's 'SpaceX Pack' Will Make It Even Faster

“In particular, the Tesla Roadster. What we unveiled with the Roadster was the base model performance. It’s going to have a SpaceX options package. It’s crazy,” he added. He didn’t offer any further details, but with the standard car already having something called a “plaid mode” (for the uninformed, that is - like ‘Ludicrous Mode’ - another Spaceballs reference), we don’t doubt the ‘crazy’ part.

All sounds a little needless when the base car is already so fast, but according to Musk, it’s all about challenging the “halo effect” of petrol-powered cars. “It’s important for us to show with the Roadster that an electric vehicle can outperform a gasoline car in every way,” he said.


Griffin Mackenzie

He hasn’t even got the funds to build the first one and now he is trying to make a quicker version?

06/07/2018 - 15:56 |
82 | 0

Musk is like that one high school student that says he’ll finish a project that’s due months from the day he’s assigned, doesn’t finish it ,and ends up asking for an extension. He’ll ask for the next assignment, when he’s never finished the current project.

06/07/2018 - 16:03 |
66 | 2

Whomst’d’ve faster?
The decline of Tesla’s financial situation?
The 0-62 time?

06/07/2018 - 15:58 |
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In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

That image brings up so many questions

06/07/2018 - 22:14 |
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Bit too early Musk, wait until 2020 and then impress us.

06/07/2018 - 15:59 |
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Tomislav Celić

Announced two days after many people have withdrawn their deposits

What a coincidence

06/07/2018 - 16:01 |
60 | 4

Another case where the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…

06/07/2018 - 16:23 |
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Tomislav Celić

Remind me, don’t we already have a car that is faster than the Roadster, but the only difference being that this one is real?

I can’t remember what car that was

Oh yeah this

06/07/2018 - 16:04 |
310 | 4

Rimac is a company that is taken seriously. Honestly when I look at the awesome things this company made, it never fails to keep me surprised and hats off the folks at Croatia…

06/07/2018 - 16:25 |
156 | 0

Actually no, the C_two does 1.85 to 60 yes BUT with a 1 foot rollout, not a dead stop. Also the 258mph top speed is high but when Musk says over 250mph, best believe it’s significantly higher. Tesla is known to be modest with their numbers

06/07/2018 - 16:27 |
10 | 78

Shots Fired

06/07/2018 - 16:48 |
6 | 4

This thread is beautiful, I love Tesla fanboys

06/07/2018 - 22:18 |
10 | 2

Every time i have to think of ``Naked Eyes´´

06/07/2018 - 16:08 |
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Rahul 1

Seriously, 25% of the Model 3’s reservations have been canceled and people are legit waiting for their cars, yet he keeps asking for more trouble for his company. What is this? Why does he think he’s the hottest thing on earth since bread and butter?

06/07/2018 - 16:14 |
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“halo effect of petrol powered cars” Does he genuinely think that all we care about is performance?

06/07/2018 - 16:16 |
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Unamd Prcent

Is he gonna introduce a slower brown and page special edition of the X without the wing doors called the Model X with Boring Package?

06/07/2018 - 16:23 |
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Ali Mahfooz

“It’s important for us to show with the Roadster that an electric vehicle can outperform a gasoline car in every way.”

So does that include the high speed fuel efficiency, mid range and high end torque, driver involvement, sounds and emotions? I find him naive not admitting that every mechanism has a flaw and the need for them is based on situation rather than just claiming that one particular mechanism is better than all the rest of the system out there.

06/07/2018 - 16:35 |
30 | 0

Honestly, just look at it

It’s unfinished. There are no vents for cooling, it’s too compact to fit both the rear engines and rear seats, we know nothing about batterys.



Yes, rear view, mirrors. Just think about that

06/07/2018 - 16:39 |
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