A rail-guided Tesla and flamethrowers: Inside Elon Musk's exclusive Boring Company tunnel launch party
Elon Musk presenting at the opening of the Hawthorne TunnelRobyn Beck/Pool via REUTERS
- Elon Musk's Boring Company unveiled its first completed test tunnel on Tuesday night.
- Musk held an exclusive launch party near Los Angeles to celebrate the opening.
- It featured a speech from Musk and flamethrower-cooked marshmallows.
Elon Musk unveiled the Boring Company's first completed test tunnel on Tuesday.
The grand opening featured a public appearance from Musk, a modified Tesla Model X, and flamethrower-cooked marshmallows.
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The Hawthorne Tunnel is the Boring Company's first major project.
Although lots of people came to witness the tunnel opening, there wasn't space for everyone.
Musk gave a 30-minute presentation.
Guests didn't get a ride in the tunnel.
Musk said that while the tunnel is capable of whisking cars along at 110 mph, people will be going through at a more comfortable 40 to 50 mph.
The tunnelling process is much slower, however.
Musk tweeted a picture of a modified Tesla Model X nestled inside the tunnel, locked in by retractable wheel gears, which effectively turn it into a "rail-guided train."
The Boring Company showed off some impressive segments of tunnel.
The firm's tunnelling equipment was also on proud display.
And attendees got the chance to pose in front of some heavy-duty boring equipment.
They also got to toast marshmallows with a Boring Company flamethrower.