Nothing is too bizarre for entrepreneur/tech wizard Elon Musk, who now reportedly wants his new Roadster model to hover. In an interview with popular podcaster Joe Rogan, Musk spilled the beans on his latest ambition to make the Tesla Roadster hover.
“I want it to hover, and I was trying to figure out how to make this thing hover without, you know, killing people,” Musk said in a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, released Thursday. “Maybe it can hover like a meter above the ground or something like that. If you plummet, it’ll blow out the suspension, but you’re not gonna die.”
On a side note, speaking about the Cybertruck glass fail during the third appearance on Rogan’s show, Musk said, “Production glass is much more robust than demo glass. You have to have massive tools and ovens to make production glass, and that takes a while to do. Production glass is always better than demo glass.”
Furthermore, talking about the redesigned Model S sedan and Model X SUV which featured a U-shaped yoke steering wheel that was reportedly a surprise to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Rogan asked Musk whether the steering wheel was legal in the new interview.
“Yeah, I mean they use a yoke in Formula One,” Musk said. “Yeah, but you’re not on the highway in a Formula One car,” Rogan responded. “I like driving like this, resting my hand on the top of the wheel.”
“Well, Autopilot is getting good enough that you won’t need to drive most of the time,” Musk said. “I find you can rest your hand on your knee… it works great.”
Deemed to be the quickest car in the world, with record-setting acceleration, range, and performance, the Roadster maximizes the potential of aerodynamic engineering—with record-setting performance and efficiency, and is already the first supercar to set every performance record and still fit seating for four.
The second-generation car, which will go into production next year, was announced for $200,000 in late 2017. The EV maker claims that the Roadster would be able to hit almost a thousand kilometers without recharge and have a top speed of more than 400 km per hour. Musk had said in an another interview that the triple-motor drive system of the Roadster, which includes one electric motor in the front and two at the rear, will make the car faster than any street-legal production car.