Elon Musk Reveals Tesla Cars Can Transform Into Boats

This is straight out of a Bond movie.
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This is straight out of a Bond movie.
(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Elon Musk rules the roads (as the CEO of Tesla Motors), the galaxy (as the CEO of SpaceX), and now he's taking aim at the sea.

The swashbuckling billionaire revealed on Twitter that a Tesla Model S can double as a makeshift boat.

Musk dropped the oddball amphibious claim shortly after sharing a viral video of a Model S plodding through a flood in Kazakhstan.

He noted that the spinning wheels acted as an engine and that the drive units and battery are sealed, waterproofing the vehicle. Still, he cautioned drivers against it.

It is uncertain whether Musk intended his Teslas to have these amphibious powers, but we wouldn't put it past him.

In 2013, Musk bought the iconic Lotus Esprit submarine car from the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me for a nearly million dollars at auction. He boasted then that he planned on getting the vehicle back into seafaring shape.

"I was disappointed to learn that it can't actually transform," Musk told CNN Money. "What I'm going to do is upgrade it with a Tesla electric powertrain and try to make it transform for real."

Whether or not that initial endeavor was fruitful, Musk tweeted that he is indeed working on a Bond-worthy sub car.

It seems being "the real-life Tony Stark" just isn't enough.

h/t Tech Insider