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Elon Musk: Tesla Roadster to get SpaceX rockets

Rocket-powered Tesla Roadster may fly, Elon Musk says

Musk also tweeted over the weekend that the new version of his Roadster two-door sports coupe will feature a SpaceX option, a nod to his rocket company. To date, Autopilot resources have rightly focused entirely on safety.

The Tesla Model S is powered by a 200 kWh battery pack and three electric motors in total. And shares are just 10% from their all-time highs.

Musk has already promised a summer release of a new on-ramp/off-ramp feature for Enhanced Autopilot.

A Tesla Inc. vehicle involved in a fatal crash in March was speeding on a highway with its driver-assistance feature engaged and had alerted the driver to put his hands on the steering wheel more than 15 minutes before the collision, US safety investigators said Thursday.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday confirming that version 9 of the autopilot software will be rolling out this August.

With what Musk calls "full self-driving features" the vehicle will be able to drive itself. One video recorded last week shows an official Tesla vehicle speeding along a California freeway while its driver is facing down, seemingly not paying attention or falling asleep. The latter then stuffed the shells with lithium-ion battery cells and electric motors, eventually making the first all-electric vehicle that could travel over 200 miles on a single charge.

Musk has also started to rant against the media for what he perceives to be negative coverage of Tesla.

The news, announced in a Musk tweet late Monday, comes at a time when earlier versions of the semi-autonomous Autopilot system have come under intense scrutiny.

Even without a motorcycle, Tesla has its work cut out for the next few years.

Tesla Roadster customers will have the option to add rockets to their vehicle to "dramatically" improve acceleration, founder Elon Musk has revealed.

Musk also mulled possibility of the rocket thrusters helping the auto getting some serious air. The Tesla Roadster will hit 100mph 2.3 seconds later, and Musk says it'll have a top speed of something like 250 miles per hour.

The idea of mounting rockets on a vehicle being used on public roads seems highly unlikely, but considering Musk recently started selling flamethrowers to supporters of his tunnel-making The Boring Company, he is just unpredictable enough that such ideas can't be dismissed outright.