Elon Musk hints at making the Cybertruck amphibious and it is not clear if he’s actually kidding.
He mentioned the next Tesla Roadster would be fitted with a cold air thruster, it was hard to say whether he was joking, but this is actually happening.
Musk himself had confused people when he said Tesla was going to release a ‘fart app’ and that the Boring Company was going to sell a flamethrower, and it all happened.
Now Tesla’s CEO has puzzled people about a remark he made about this depiction of a Cybertruck used by 3D artist Slav Popovski as a boat:
From a Twitter post of the render, Musk commented: “I think we could make that work.”
Although the video doesn’t seem like something the Cybertruck can do, it isn’t too farfetched based on Musk’s previous comments.
A few years ago, the CEO said that after a Tesla Model S was spotted driving (or swimming) through a flooded tunnel, the Model S could almost be used as a boat-although the CEO made it clear that it was not recommended.
“We definitely don’t recommend this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Thrust via wheel rotation.”
With a sealed battery pack at the bottom and waterproof, the vehicle can still float for a couple of moments, but not quite like in the Cybertruck film.
Musk has for a while also had a fascination with amphibious vehicles.
The CEO purchased the Lotus Esprit amphibious model used in the 1977 James Bond movie ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ a few years ago.
He said later that Tesla was going to turn the model into a real amphibious electric vehicle thinking it was a while ago and it has yet to happen. Perhaps Musk has done it secretly, and he uses it to enter his villain lair underwater.
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