How's your driving, Elon? Musk tweets that Tesla Model S 'floats'

It definitely didn't crash into a lake or something, oh no

It seems Elon Musk's transformation into James Bond – albeit Alan Partridge's favourite* 007, Roger Moore – is now complete.

Musk tweeted this week that the $70,000 (£48,000) Tesla Model S "floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time."

He added: "Am still planning to do a sports sub car that can drive on roads. Just a side project."

Musk has made no secret of his love for Bond.

Back in 2013 he went so far as to buy James Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car, featured in Roger Moore's 1977 The Spy Who Loved Me.

The 'Wet Nellie' is in fact a custom-built submarine in the shape of a Lotus Esprit S1 sports car.

At the time Musk said: "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," said Musk in a statement.

"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."

The Tesla Model S already has a hidden ‘James Bond’ mode that allows you to change the car graphic on its dashboard display into the submarine spy car.



* No doubt Musk could wear a safari suit with the same degree of casual sophistication as Roger Moore.

There is no serious suggestion that Elon Musk crashed his Tesla Model S or otherwise accidentally drove it into a body of water.

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