The Tesla Model S has a secret James Bond mode - here's what happens when you type '007' into the dashboard
The easter egg is accessed via the Tesla Model S's large 17-inch display, according to Jalopnik, who confirmed with Tesla Motors that the easter egg is indeed real.
By first clicking on the control menu, Model S owners can hold down the "T" button to bring up the technician login screen. Next, just type in James Bond's infamous "007" code name, and the on-screen car is transformed into the submersible Lotus Espirit 1 car.
Here's what the easter egg looks like (notice the suspension has now been transformed into "Depth (Leagues)" with a maximum depth of 20,000 leagues).
While it's impressive that nobody has discovered this easter egg before now, it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Tesla CEO Elon Musk famously purchased the actual Lotus Espirit S1 car used in the James Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me" for $866,000, and Musk says he plans to convert it into a fully functional submersible vehicle too.
In the meantime, however, Musk and other Tesla Model S owners can have the next best thing. Just add it to the list of cool features you can show off the next time you give someone a ride - don't forget the car's "insane mode."
To see the submarine transformation in action, you can watch this video tutorial of how to access the easter egg embedded below.
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