Elon Musk said at a meeting with shareholders on the creation of a car-submarine. Reports the Esquire edition about it. A question about the possibility of creating such a car he asked one of the participants of the meeting. The head of Tesla called it “funny” and added that the company’s engineers actually developed the design of a submarine machine, as in the tenth James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me”. Musk added that there will be few buyers for such a car, “however, it will be enthusiasts.” He admitted that he would manufacture one “showpiece”.
In 2013, Elon Musk purchased a Lotus Esprit car at auction that portrayed a submarine in a film about agent 007. He paid £ 616,000 or $ 997,000 for that time’s lot, but later became disillusioned with the purchase, as the car did not turn into an underwater the boat really. In July 2018, Elon Musk developed a mini-submarine to rescue children stuck in a flooded cave in Thailand. His development was not used during the rescue operation.