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Iron Man Suit NOT Under Dev. Says Musk (j/k)

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  1. clmason

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    To the disappointment of thousands if not millions of devoted fans, Elon Musk announced today via Tweet, there will be no Iron Man suit. In recent months rumors of an actual Iron Man have spread viral on social networks, online forums and in the hallowed halls of San Diego Convention Center, home of world famous ComicCon.

    According to sources who “heard it from a SpaceX employee at ComiCon”, Musk planned to divert $100 Million in capital to develop an actual Iron Man Suit. Per the rumor, SpaceX and Tesla engineers were gathered in a secret meeting room, deep underground, located beneath the La Brea Tar Pits to discuss propulsion, materials, laser guidance for a “secret project” code named IMS.

    Online chatter escalated when Musk was observed by a Model S buyer during a factory tour. Per the report, “I saw Musk being measured and arguing with a Machine Shop engineer. He looked really pissed off. I was quickly ushered into another area, but before I left I heard Franz Von Hulfhausen telling Elon, “Calm down, Signature Red will be fine for the suit!””

    However, the reports appear to be false as Musk wrote in a tweet this afternoon “..And, uhh no (zillionth person who asked), I am not going to make an IM suit,…” Yet, speculation is still running wild. As one person posted on fan forum “Well, (Steve) Jobs denied the iPhone until the day it was announced.”

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  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Of course, he's not going to make an Iron Man suit. His production facilities all use aluminum.
     
  3. AnOutsider

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    Source? Sounds like something from the onion
     
  4. Zythryn

    Zythryn MS 70D, MX 90D

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    Actually, the tweet with the denial of an IM suit is real.
    He also announced some really cool SpaceX tech he will be showing a video of next week.
     
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    He's not Ironman, he's Batman.
     
  6. clmason

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    Tagged the OP as satire for a reason. :)
     
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    Aluminuman.

    Alumelonman?
     
  8. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    had to dig around for that... Not sure how many people know that tag cloud exists let alone use it haha. Doesn't show up in tapatalk either. I'd maybe make it a bit clearer that this isn't real news.
     
  9. clmason

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    I was going for satire but this Value Walk author ran with a real article on the same topic :tongue::
    Tesla Motorst Make Iron Man Suit

    I think my version is more fun!
     

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