Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed during the company’s annual shareholder meeting that the automotive producer has designed a submarine car resembling the one in 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me.
As an individual shareholder asked the CEO if Tesla would ever make an “aquatic car,” Musk divulged that he believed the market for the submarine car would be “small but enthusiastic.”
A prototype for such a vehicle by Tesla already exists, he added, so the company could “make one as a show car.” He also revealed that it was “technically possible” to make it functional.
Tesla is now in charge of multiple expensive projects with a new battery and car plant in Shanghai, and the beginnings of a crossover SUV, the ‘Model Y’, in Fremont, California.
Musk is the very owner of ‘Wet Nellie’, the submarine created by Perry Oceanographic Inc. for The Spy Who Loved Me. The vehicle’s aesthetics are modeled after those of the ‘Lotus Esprit S1’.
Since the company does not appear to have a demand problem with submarine cars, the design could well be in its future plans.