Tesla Motors company exec who splashed out $1m on Bond car plans to play part of M and make underwater driving a reality
Businessman has been fan of the prop since watching film as a boy
The mystery movie fan who paid nearly $1 million for the underwater car featured in Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” has been revealed as Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk.
The businessman behind the electric car motor company bought the Lotus at RM Auction in London last month and said he plans to turn the prop into a working submarine car.
With an estimated fortune of $6.7 billion and a pioneering car company that created the Tesla Roadster, Mr. Musk is well placed to take on the role of M and turn the Lotus into a real James Bond device.
Dream car: Musk has been fascinated by the car from The Spy since he first saw
Mr. Musk confessed to being obsessed with the Lotus-based submarine from the moment he first saw Bond, played by Roger Moore, dive under the sea in the car.
Let’s sit back, grab the popcorn and enjoy Bond’s moment.