Elon Musk has already revolutionized the auto industry, but he wants to go further by making the Roadster hover.
For many, the idea of a hovercraft car is a childhood dream. Thankfully, Musk has the imagination and resources to try to make a childhood dream come true. In a recent podcast chat with Joe Rogan, via Digital Trends, Musk says he has Tesla’s brightest engineers working to make the Roadster hover, “without, you know, killing people.”
“I thought, maybe we could make it hover, but not too high,” Musk said. “So maybe it could hover, like, a meter above the ground, or something. So if you plummet, you blow out the suspension but you’re not going to die.”
Musk thinks his team could place a thruster “where the license plate flips down, James Bond-style, and there’d be a rocket thruster behind it that gives you three tons of thrust.”
It’s a safe bet people would line up in droves if Tesla ever succeeds in making such a Roadster.