That's not the end of the story though: according to Musk, the Roadster has a built-in special mode that lets the hypercar go even faster! The Tesla CEO recently teased that the only thing the new Tesla Roadster from flying is safety precautions.
"You're thinking, 'Did they service their hubcap, or is it going to come off and guillotine me?'"
Musk had previously expressed skepticism about flying cars during a TED Talk earlier this year, saying they would be noisy and generate high levels of wind force.
Speaking to CNBC shortly after Tesla unveiled both the next-generation Roadster and its all-electric Semi in California, Lutz claimed the event was simply a distraction to shift focus away from the brand's production issues.
A 500-mile range after a couple years of battery degradation. Is this running concept car THAT fast? If you assume a modest 15-mph headwind, a Tesla semi will consume ~2.5 kWh per mile at 60 mph, a 25% increase over the headline number.
"You'll actually be able to legally drive it with a driver's licence". While the SEMI's debut was booked for November 2017 for some time, the Roadster was sort of a surprise.
0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, 250 mph top speed????tag a mate??
While I wholeheartedly agree with Montana Skeptic's view that Tesla is a dangerous stock for non-professionals to sell short, I continue to believe a long position in Tesla's stock is like toxic waste for your investment portfolio. His latest? An assertion that Tesla is "going out of business".
Tesla is reshaping technology and the way we look at transportation. If our development efforts are successful and Tesla's development efforts are successful, the two technologies may ultimately be competitors.