ZOMG! Elon Musk To Turn Lotus Submarine Into Working Bond Car

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Earlier today we brought you the scoop that Elon Musk was the secret buyer of the Bond Lotus submarine. Now we've heard from Musk about his plans for the car. They are so amazing your brain may explode, Scanners-style, from pure amazement.

That Musk was the man who bought the legitimate barn-find Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me is a bit of a surprise given that he isn't known to be a huge collector of film cars.


Now it all makes sense. Here's what we heard, via Tesla's PR:

"It was amazing as a little kid in South Africa to watch James Bond in 'The Spy Who Loved Me' drive his Lotus Esprit off a pier, press a button and have it transform into a submarine underwater. 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."


It's going to be an electric submersible Bond car. I'd worry that he's toying with the half-joking theory that he's a Hank Scorpio-esque villain genius except for the fact that all of his ideas seem wild until they end up working.


Seriously. Best project car ever.