Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his electric vehicle company will be collaborating with his space exploration startup SpaceX to design the new Tesla Roadster, which will be able to hit 60 miles per hour in less than a second. And according to Musk,  “that is the least interesting part” about the new car.

“There will never be another car like this, if you could even call it a car,” he went on. “I think it has a shot at being the most mind-blowing product demo of all time.”

Musk said the production design will be revealed at the end of 2024 and is predicted to be ready for purchase in 2025.

When asked if the new Roadster will be capable of flight, Elon replied with the eyes emoji.

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This vehicle would be the second generation of the street-legal sports car produced between 2008 and 2012. Musk first announced the second generation back in November 2017, and it was originally scheduled for release in March 2020, but the pandemic and related supply chain delays (especially with semiconductor chips) pushed it back.

Musk had announced all the way back in 2017 that the Roadster would be the first electric vehicle (EV) capable of traveling 1,000 km on one charge.

The second-gen Roadster is already available for pre-order on the Tesla website, but not everyone is impressed by what they’ve seen.

Business and tech news site Quartz told its readers not to count on Musk’s promises coming to fruition. Similarly, Frank Lambert, the editor of the EV site Electrek, echoed this skepticism: “Honestly, I’m trying not to get too excited, especially as someone who won two of them in the referral program,” he wrote. “Technically the only new thing that Elon said today is that it is again delayed.”

Shane Devine is a writer covering politics, economics, and culture for Valuetainment. Follow Shane on X (Twitter).

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