Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk plans a sports submarine car on the side.
Elon Musk just lit up his Twitter account with a Tweet about plans to make a sports submarine car. It is just a side project. Tesla investors can relax again.
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The swimming and diving car would be similar to the one James Bond drives in The Spy Who Loved Me. Roger Moore is piloting a Lotus that can dive like a submarine. It is one the coolest James Bond cars ever.
It is just a side project for Musk, because of the limited market potential. Within 2 hours the Tweet got favorited 2,000 times and followers retweeted it 470 times. There is definitely interest in a cool sports car that also is a submarine.
Musk's fans have also other suggestions. He should rather build an electric motorcycle or an electric truck. One fan says he should focus on saving the planet before waisting time on the TSWLM car.
Don't worry. Elon Musk will do it all.
There is a neat connection between Tesla Motors and the car used in the 70s Bond movie. Tesla Motors partnered with Lotus for the Roadster. The submarine car in the movie is also a Lotus.
The tweet about the sports submarine car has been triggered by a video of a Model S driver in Russia drives (swims) through a flooded tunnel. The Model S apparently survived the swim.
If curious abt TSWLM car, am still planning to do a sports sub car that can drive on roads. Just a side project. Limited market potential :)— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 19, 2016
Watch below the scene from The Spy Who Loved Me where Bond jumps into the water with the Lotus to escape.
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In The Spy Who Loved Me, James Bond's mission is to solve the case of the hijacking of British and Russian submarines carrying nuclear warheads with the help of a KGB agent whose lover he killed. The Bond Girl next to him in the submarine car is Major Anya Amasova / Agent XXX played by Barbara Bach. Other members of the cast are Richard Kiel as the lengendary Jaws, Curd Juergens as Karl Stromberg and Caroline Munro as Naomi.