Elon Musk To Turn James Bond Car Into Working Submarine

Elon Musk To Turn James Bond Car Into Working Submarine

Tesla CEO cooks up new project that is inspired by the classic film.

Serena Chu
  • 22 october 2013

Fulfilling his childhood fantasy, the CEO of Telsa Motors Elon Musk recently bought the Bondmobile featured in the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. The vehicle had a projected auction price of $990,000, but Musk purchased submarine/car hybrid for $866,000.

James Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car

Musk shared how disappointed he was as a kid when he found out the half car half submarine Lotus was a fictional idea.

It was amazing as a kid in South Africa to watch James bon in the 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.

This Lotus Esprit is not just a collector’s item to Musk. With a daring project in mind, he plans to turn this movie prop into an actual car that transforms into a submarine, as portrayed in the movie.

Elon Musk


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