Elon Musk Buys Bond's Lotus Submarine, No Word On Volcano Lair

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At least it wasn't that stupid invisible Aston.

We know that Tesla CEO Elon Musk must have a certain fondness for Lotus, seeing as his first car, the Roadster, was based off of the Lotus Elise. So it should only be a bit surprising that he recently bought the Lotus submarine from the Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me" with a secret bid of $866,000 from RM Auctions. The car had been lost for a number of years, but was recently found in a storage unit, restored and then put up for auction.

We honestly didn't see this one coming, but the news is sure to set off alarm bells for those who already suspect Musk of being a secret Bond villain (and he really is quite a lot like some of the more recent ones), although we're not entirely sure those people are serious. But we are now curious to know if Musk secretly collects Lotuses, or movie cars, or maybe Bond memorabilia.... or squirrel heads. We just don't know, and now anything seems possible. What we do know is that he released a statement saying that he wants to add an electric drivetrain and make it actually transform from car to sub. Given his track record, he probably will succeed too.

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