Tesla’s upcoming Cybertruck is unlike any car on the road today. The retro-futuristic wedge design and rocket-tech stainless steel alloy body make the vehicle look like it fell out of an ’80s sci-fi action movie, and so do its features. We already knew the Cybertruck has (allegedly) bulletproof glass, but now Tesla founder Elon Musk has revealed another strange quirk of the all-electric 4×4: It floats.
A Twitter user asked Musk directly on the social media platform if he would damage his hypothetical Cybertruck by taking it across streams. “Have you thought about CT’s wading depth?” the user tweeted. “I hunt and fish and sometimes need to cross streams. Can I do it without damaging the truck?” The enigmatic Musk then gave an answer that basically no one was expecting, tweeting back, “Yes. It will even float for a while.”
Yes. It will even float for a while.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 20, 2020
Obviously, this leaves us with more questions than answers. Like… how long is a while? How does Musk know this, was the Cybertruck tested in water? Can the truck double as a boat? We need answers, Elon!
Musk has shown an affinity in the past for seafaring automobiles on numerous occasions. In 2016, he tweeted that the Tesla Model S could be used as a boat (though he didn’t recommend trying it). He also owns the Lotus Esprit submarine car that was featured in the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me. The car was one of the design inspirations for the Cybertruck, and upon buying the movie prop in 2013 for a million dollars, Musk claimed that he planned to turn it into a working submarine car. As far as we know, he has yet to do so.
It’s unclear just how buoyant the Tesla Cybertruck is, but love it or hate it, you’ve got to admit that it’s one interesting automobile.