Elon Musk says Tesla Model S really CAN turn into a boat

The A Tesla Model S floats through a flood like a boat in the video, below

Elon Musk has responded to a video of a Tesla Model S propelling itself through a flood  — saying the car “floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time”.

The billionaire and Tesla CEO also also said he was actually planning to create a sports-style submarine car.

His comments came after a video emerged of a Model S appearing to float as it propelled itself through water in a flooded tunnel in Kazakhstan, while other vehicles came to a standstill.

Last year an Easter Egg was found hidden in the Model S’s touchscreen which joked about how the car could be turned into a submersible like the Lotus Esprit in James Bond’s The Spy Who Loved Me.

In his tweets, Musk said the company “definitely” didn’t recommend trying to actually use the Model S as a boat.

But he admitted it was capable of floating in water for short periods, and added how he planned to do a “sports sub car” as a side project.