Tesla Model S 'Floats Well Enough' to Double as a Boat, Elon Musk Says
That doesn't mean you should try it though, the Tesla CEO warns.
By ALYSSA NEWCOMB
June 20, 2016, 2:21 PM
• 3 min read
-- Tesla owners needing to pull a James Bond-style move in a pinch, listen up.
The sporty electric vehicle can float well enough to turn into a boat, at least for a short period of time, according to Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. The billionaire tweeted about the amphibious quality of the Model S after sharing a story showing Tesla owners driving through floodwaters.
"We *def* don't recommended this, but Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time. Thrust via wheel rotation," Musk tweeted on Sunday.
While it definitely sounds awesome, Musk warned the company doesn't recommend Tesla drivers test the buoyancy of their cars. It's certainly not the first obscure quality of a Tesla. The Model X, which was released last year, has a bio-weapon defense mode.