Musks Buys Bond Movie’s Submarine Car

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Elon Musk recently purchased the Lotus Esprit submarine car from the 1977 film “The Spy Who Loved Me” and plans to turn the car into a real working land an underwater vehicle.

    Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity and PayPal recently purchased the iconic Lotus Esprit submarine car featured in the 1977 film “The Spy Who Loved Me” at an auction for  $866,000.  But in true Musk fashion, he has bigger plans for the car than adding it to his cool collection.  Musk plans to slap his electronic drive train on the car and covert it into a real car that can operate on both land and underwater.  Oh, the things you can do when you’re a genius billionaire.  Musk said that he remembered as a kid watching James Bond drive the Lotus off the pier and into the water, but was disappointed to learn that in reality, it doesn’t really convert into an underwater car.  So he’s fixing that!