Consumer Reports Magazine Reveals Underwater Mode Of Tesla Car

Consumer Reports Magazine Reveals Underwater Mode Of Tesla Car
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Model S from Tesla reportedly has an underwater mode.


P85D from Tesla is one of the fastest sedans, and with the latest discovery by Consumer Reports Magazine, it is one of the most surprising, too. The magazine company bought a new car, and the test revealed that it has underwater mode.

The Tesla car has a 17-inch screen display. If you open one door, the screen will warn you that a door has opened. If you turn on lights, the car on the screen will be lighted. Similarly, if you hold down the T button, a screen for a technician login pops up. Once you enter 007 as a code, the car onscreen transforms into a Lotus Esprit S1, the same car driven by James Bond while escaping the helicopter in the movie “The Spy Who Loved Me.” However, in reality, the Tesla car stays in its original shape and size.

The underwater feature of the car took 3 years to be discovered. Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, is a huge fan of James Bond movies. He was so fascinated with the submarine car that he bought the props of the Lotus car in RM Auctions. He made the purchase for $997,000. This car may be inspired from the same.

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Though the car does not transform into a submarine for the time being, Elon Musk is hopeful. In response to an email from USA Today, he replied, “It was amazing as a little kid in South Africa to watch James Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me drive his Lotus Esprit off a pier, press a button and have it transform into a submarine underwater.” He also added, “I was disappointed to learn that it can’t actually transform. What I’m going to do is upgrade it with a Tesla electric powertrain and try to make it transform for real.”