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Bond Submarine Car, new toy for Elon?

Discussion in 'News' started by JRP3, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    Not a toy. Research study. All Gen III's will be submersible.
     
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    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    #3 JRP3, Oct 17, 2013
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    Of course Rinspeed already did it:

     
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    #4 evme, Oct 17, 2013
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    I expect a supercharger network under water as well.


    Though it would be cool if the next roadster is capable of going under/over water.

    Now we know what the Model E stands for. Tesla Model Esprit!
     
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    Does she also want to move to Mars? :wink:
     
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    We have had that conversation, and yes. Yes she does.

     
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    Since you have to put on a scuba mask, air hose and mouthpiece Elon would say it is not a very compelling underwater vehicle.

    And since the aerodynamics are horrible it is not a very good car.

    I think Elon will develop a compelling submersible car.
     
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    As I understand it though, he’s currently in a relationship. So that may interfere with any plans your wife may or may not have… :smile:
     
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    #12 vgrinshpun, Oct 18, 2013
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    The auction took place in September, but Tesla spokeswoman confirmed that Elon was the successful incognito bidder yesterday. Thursday was also the day when they released date for the Q3 ER. Seems to be to much for a coincidence. Looks like Elon is trying to send some sort of coded message on what is coming during the Q3 ER...
    Tesla's Elon Musk buys 007's Lotus sub car
     
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    Your wife and 70% of the guys on this website!
     
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    Now you have to make Luke Skywalker's speeder for use on Mars to one up Elon.
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    I believe that it was last sold for 2500 credits (they were worth 10,550 credits new). Not intended for Sand People.
     
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    Well played.
     
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    I think some people always put that word in front of "billionaire".
     
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    The media takes Musk way too seriously, he's obviously joking.

    He bought a movie prop and is having fun with it. The "sub" isn't sealed and would flood if it went in the water.
     
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    I think Musk can make it water tight and actually do it. He's certainly put it out there, and hasn't said "I was only joking". It's certainly not an impossible task, and easier to do as an EV than an ICE.
     

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