Elon Musk said during a conference call that Tesla has a design ready for a submarine car, similar to the one found in James Bond’s ‘The Spy Who Loved Me.’
Do you remember that above scene from the 1977 James Bond movie ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’? Well, Elon Musk remembers it clearly. He loved that amphibious 1976 Lotus Esprit so much that he bought it in 2013.
That being said, on Tuesday, during Tesla’s annual shareholder’s meeting after being asked if the company would ever develop an aquatic car Elon Musk answered: “Funny you should mention that…we do have a design for a submarine car like the one from ‘The Spy Who Loved Me.’”
After buying the Lotus movie prop, he was bummed to find out it wouldn’t actually transform as the Bond movie suggests. Musk said after buying the car in 2013: “I was disappointed to learn that it can’t actually transform. What I’m going to do is upgrade it with a Tesla electric powertrain and try to make it transform for real.”
The Tesla founder also hinted that he could make one as a show car for fun even though he knows it would be difficult to build. He added: “I think the market for this would be small. Small, but enthusiastic.”
You might recall that in 2015 Tesla hid an Easter egg of the amphibious Esprit in their system. You can see it in the video below:
Source: Business Insider