Wait, Did Elon Musk Just Announce A Flying Car?

Roads? Where the second generation Roadster is going, it doesn't need roads.
Wait, Did Elon Musk Just Announce A Flying Car?
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Elon Musk doesn't need 280 characters to blow the collective Twitterverse's mind. This weekend, he did it in less than 40 words:

He went on to clarify that "this is the base model performance. There will be a special option package that takes it to the next level."

Related: 23 Weird Things We've Learned About Elon Musk

It comes as no surprise that this quick announcement has been retweeted over 32,000 times since he hit the tweet button a few hours ago.

Earlier in the week, Musk announced the Roadster's speed capabilities with this simple gem:

For those of you keeping score, that would make it the fastest-accelerating production car in the world. And the universe, for all we know.

This is all super interesting because, as Mike Brown wrote on Inverse.com, a flying car, well, flies in the face of concerns that Musk expressed at a TED conference in Vancouver.

Related: A Humanoid Robot Called Sophia Mocked Elon Musk

“This is not some inherent bias against flying things but there is a challenge with flying cars in that they’ll be quite noisy, the force generated will be very high, let’s just say that if something’s flying over your head, if there are a whole bunch of flying cars all over the place, that is not an anxiety-reducing situation.

“You don’t think to yourself, ‘well, I feel better about today.’ You’re thinking, ‘did they service their hubcap? Or is it going to come off and guillotine me as they’re flying past?’”

A valid concern, but we're sure that the super genius has a trick or two up his sleeve to fix that. Metal turtlenecks maybe?

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