The Tesla car will take six months to travel 200 million miles to Mars

Tesla and 'SpaceX' founder Elon Musk made history yesterday by launching his Tesla Roadstar into space.

Said to cost around $1 billion per flight, a super rocket was used to send the car into orbit around Mars. It will take six months to travel the 200 million miles to the Red Planet, but there are no guarantees it will make it all the way.

Michael Sheridan joined us for our weekly motoring slot to talk about this piece of history making - is it about space, or just an expensive marketing tool for Tesla?