Elon Musk will fit Tesla engine in Lotus Esprit submarine prop used in The Spy Who Loved Me
An iconic Lotus Esprit vehicle used in the 1977 James Bond film – The Spy Who Loved Me is set to become a real, working submarine car and has been purchased by American billionaire Elon Musk. Fascinated by this prop, Musk plans on transforming it into a true to life, working undersea car as he recently acquired the Lotus Esprit at a London auction for an amount of US$ 1 million.
Disappointed to learn that this was just a movie stunt and the car was just a prop and could not actually perform as a submarine, Musk decided to make this a reality. He now plans to upgrade the model with a Tesla powertrain and ensure that it is fitted with all the right accessories to make his dream come true.