​Bond's Lotus Submarine Is The Best Tesla Model S Easter Egg

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Tesla makes the best automotive easter eggs, from stereos that go to 11 to hidden little features in its massive 17-inch display. But this? This just wins.

No, it's not Photoshop. It's a gem referencing everyone's (ok, my) favorite James Bond car, the Lotus Esprit submarine from The Spy Who Loved Me, the same car that Elon Musk purchased for $866,000 and plans to turn into a functional submersible. Because, y'know, Musk.


We've confirmed with Tesla that it's real and part of a software update (v5.9) that was pushed to the Model S nearly a year ago, and it took until now for someone to find it. Unfortunately, Tesla won't tell us how to do it or how it impacts range.


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