There hasn’t been much updates regarding the Tesla Roadster in recent times, but Elon Musk has once again taken to Twitter to reveal a crucial piece of info – the all-electric Roadster will boast a driving range “above 1,000 km” on a full charge.

The tweet was in response to a query posted by Ryan McCaffrey (a podcast host) via his Twitter account, asking the CEO if the Roadster would benefit from the same technologies as the recently updated Model S and X. The updated Model S with 100 kWh battery now boast 595 km (370 miles) of range, up from the previous 523-km (325 miles) range.

When the second-generation Roadster was unveiled in November 2017, headline figures include a zero to 97 km/h sprint time of 1.9 seconds, 402 km/h top speed, as well as a range of 998 km (620 miles) on a single charge. An onboard 200 kWh battery pack provides juice to the electric motors, which can reportedly produce a whopping total of 10,000 Nm.

Reports also suggest that Tesla’s electric motors will last a million miles, and Musk himself has mentioned that the company is developing batteries that could last a million miles.

If that’s not enough, there’s also a new ‘SpaceX option’ that literally adds pure electric rocket thrusters to ‘dramatically’ improve acceleration. Musk tweeted that the “10 small rocket thrusters arranged seamlessly around [the] car” will “improve acceleration, top speed, braking and cornering.” It all sounds probable, but he also added “maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly…”

The thrusters will apparently utilise composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPV; designed to store fluid under pressure) to store the compressed air, and an electric pump will be employed to replenish air.

The Tesla Roadster will make it to production in 2020 with a base price of US$200,000 (RM798k). If you want your name to be on the waiting list, Tesla demands US$50,000 (RM200k). In any case, the electric sports car won’t be cheap, and currently only 1,000 slots are available. Anyone keen?