Tesla already has some of the most impressive speeds and hardware out there, especially for an electric vehicle (EV) company. This isn’t stopping the company from stepping up its builds year-to-year, however.
In a reply on Twitter Tuesday, Elon Musk confirmed that the new Tesla Roadster 2.0 wheels will have only one central-locking nut like racing vehicles and other automobiles with heavy-duty wheelsets.
My favorite is one in tension, other DoF in compression. New Roadster wheels will only have one nut.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 18, 2020
While the conventional wheel locking system on cars utilizes 4 to 5 locking nuts, the centerlock system to which Musk refers only utilizes one central nut that holds car wheels in place.
Musk has also mentioned that the Roadster 2.0 will have rocket boosters. It’s hard to fathom what this may look like, though Musk’s ownership of SpaceX and general entrepreneurial nature leaves no doubt to the average consumer that the announcement will come to fruition.
The added space between the hub and the wheel allows space for upgraded brake disks and calipers, a common upgrade for the aforementioned racecar drivers. The roadster, not unlike any racecar you’ll see today, can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds – with the addition of a center locking nut, the EV is prepared to take on just about any car on the road.
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