Musk must have gone into his own personal ludicrous mode, or so some may have thought when the Tesla boss first mentioned a Space X trim coming up for the Roadster.
He has now specified, that the package will indeed include “small rocket thrusters” (sort of). They’ll operate on ultra high-pressure air not kerosene but we are not sure how or why this would be particularly useful on earth. Furthermore, the option will replace the rear seats, turning the vehicle from a 2+2 seater into a simple 2 seater.
Note, gas contained would be ultra high pressure air in a SpaceX rocket COPV bottle. The air exiting the thrusters would immediately be replenished whenever vehicle pack power draw allowed operation of the air pump, which is most of the time.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 10, 2018
So if you want to feel like an astronaut while driving, this option may be for you, but as technological gimmicks from the California company go, this is certainly the most spaced out thing we’ve seen.