James Bond’s Lotus Submarine Found On Hidden Tesla Model S Screen (w/video)


Officially among nerds it’s known as an “easter egg”.  Something that is an unexpected treat, that usually takes a little effort (or luck) to find, but everybody’s all a-twitter about the latest easter egg on the Tesla Model S’s screen (only on models equipped with air suspension, we believe): the James Bond Lotus/submarine that Musk picked up at auction.  Which begs the question.  Is he Tony Stark, or really James Bond disguised as Tony Stark? Disguised as Elon Musk?

Bond sub on display

Bond sub on display

Check out the background story on the car, auction and all that in our previous coverage, (Elon Musk Buys James Bond Lotus Submarine and James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine On Display At Tesla Motors Design Studio ) but the short story is that Musk was a secret bidder and bought the car awhile back putting it into the Tesla Motors Design Studio. Because: Musk.  While the car is not a car that can transform into a sub, or even function as a car, it is an actual working wet sub.  Which means, yeah, you can still get the girl after the chase scene, but you’re both going to be wearing scuba gear as you sub off into the sunset. Musk claims the plan is to “…upgrade it with a Tesla electric powertrain and try to make it transform for real.”

Everybody will show you the screen shot, but if you want videos from the film, of course, here’s where you’ll find ’em.  Pass the popcorn.

Hat tip to kdawg!

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Who doesn’t like pretending to be James Bond while “Submerge” your vehicle using the variable ride height buttons?

Cars should be fun. 🙂

The name is Musk… Elon Musk.

Hmmm, doesn’t seem to have the same cachet.

How long till we see a picture of a Model S floating in a lake? 🙂

Didn’t Elon buy this real car?

Yes, he bought the prop at auction for a crazy high price.

Elon wanted to convert it into a functional car / sub, but realized they would have to start from scratch to make it functional and occupants not require scuba gear. 😉

There was some talk about making a limited edition of these at some unspecified time. Dunno if they’ve had a chance to get much done on it, as Model X and Model 3 are higher priority.