Tesla Model S hidden feature turns car into Lotus Esprit sub

Hidden feature turns instrumentation 007

The Tesla Model S is well known for its hidden features, but this has to be the absolute best. Hidden within the car's menus is a means to change the Model S image on the display into that of the Lotus Esprit submarine from James Bond.

Holding your hand on the Tesla logo at the top of the 17-inch touch screen will open up the technician login menu. You then need to enter '007' as login details.

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The suspension settings page for the car, which normally shows an image of the Model S, will then have transformed into a Lotus Esprit submarine.

Elon Musk, the man behind Tesla, recently purchased the Esprit used in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me for $866,000.

Sold by RM auctions, the car was restored and then eventually sold to a 'secret buyer'. This eventually turned out to be Musk.

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Clearly a fan of pop culture references, the Model S has volume settings which turn up to 11, a subtle nod to classic mockumentary This is Spinal Tap.

Read our Tesla Model S review here

The Lotus Esprit feature was added to the Tesla Model S as part of software update v5.9 for those who own the car and wish to give it a go.

It was first spotted by Instagram user Michael Donahue.

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