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The Tesla Model S doubles as a boat – and Elon Musk is hyped

There’s plenty to like about the Tesla Model S, but here’s a secret feature we weren’t expecting – the sexy electric car can double as a boat.

Cars normally do stuff like, you know, drive on roads. The Model S? It also floats for good measure.

Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk is obviously pretty hyped about its hidden maritime functionality, tweeting out:

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There you have it. Not recommended, but totally possible. A bit like ordering a kebab at 3am.

The video in question comes to us from Kazakhstan. It first made the rounds over the weekend, and shows the car ‘rowing’ through the flooded tunnel and emerging without a scratch.

What’s even more interesting than the floating Tesla, though, is Musk’s apparent commitment to developing a sports car-cum-submarine as part of the Tesla line.

Which we’ll file under, “The latest bat-shit crazy thing Elon Musk said” – along with everything else he nicked from James Bond films.

Related: 5 Tesla Model S features worth getting excited about

Give it a watch on the commute home but remember what Elon said, kids – don’t try this on your next holiday to the Lake District! 

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