Tesla Wants To Build Cars that Fly and Go Underwater, Because Why Not
You could understand our concern when Tesla announced last year that it would be building a pickup, especially amidst all sorts of recall talk. But we’ll be damned if we take the idea of an amphibious vehicle or a flying vehicle seriously (yet). According to a recent interview with CEO Elon Musk, the automaker is working on an amphibious vehicle a la James Bond, alongside a new electric SUV and smaller sedan. The amphibious vehicle would be based off the Model S and would be similar to the Lotus submarine from James Bond’s The Spy Who Loved Me. We’re not even joking. PHOTOS: See More of the 2012 Tesla Model S
But even more comical is the idea of a flying car, which Elon Musk told The Independent would be “just for fun,” but is actually being considered. “We could definitely make a flying car,” said Musk. “But that’s not the hard part. The hard part is how do you make a flying car that’s super safe and quiet?”
We’re not buying any of it (yet), but if Musk does manage to get a submarine or a flying car into production, we wouldn’t say no to driving piloting them.
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