The good old days of the kick ass and captivating James bond gadgets are upon us as the Tesla CEO Elon Musk has new plans for one of 007’s cars. According to CNN Money the flamboyant has confirmed that he has in fact purchased James Bond’s transformable submarine car from The Spy Who Loved Me movie—unfortunately, while the car apparently still works as a submarine, it neither drives nor transforms. “I was disappointed to learn that it can’t actually transform,” Musk tells CNN Money in a statement. But he doesn’t plan to leave it as just a movie prop:
What I’m going to do is upgrade it with a Tesla electric powertrain and try to make it
transform for real.
Of course, Musk is no stranger to making high-tech toys and science fiction a reality, so making Bond’s iconic Lotus Esprit actually transform should be well within his abilities.