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Thursday, 13 January 2022 19:45

On The Lighter Side: Watch a YouTuber Boost His Tesla Model S With Three Jet Engines

Written by Ameya Paleja, Interesting Engineering

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...and can be controlled seamlessly from within the car. While the idea is to use the jet engines as speed boosters, he also goes around driving the car on the freeway, without using electric propulsion at all.

 

In case you are wondering why would anybody put a jet engine on an electric car, let us remind you that the YouTuber is not alone. Tesla CEO Elon Musk had previously said this himself for the Tesla Roadster that is due to arrive in 2023.

 

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Earlier in May this year, Musk remained committed to this SpaceX optional package. So, while we wait for the original Tesla Roadster to roll out of Tesla's Gigafactories, the YouTuber's improved Model S is definitely the next best thing.


As expected, the jet engines definitely boosted the acceleration of the Model S, shaving a good second when it came to 0-60 mph acceleration time. Although Tesla Roadster's promise of 1.1 seconds is exhilarating, it will also be the result of thousands of Tesla engineers working together.


Considering it was only one person that thought about and built it all, this video is quite impressive. A hydrogen-fuel jet engine run would be great for the next video, wouldn't you agree?

 

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