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You can't kill or drown a Model S

You can't kill or drown a Model S

https://www.teslarati.com/flooded-tesla-model-s-underwater-turned-on/

After 10 days underwater the car works after wiping off the mold and jumping it. This is amazing.

jjgunn | 2018年5月28日

Good to know it's sealed.

Probably isn't waterproof to 20,000 leagues under the Sea, but we'll take it!

Bill_75D | 2018年5月28日

It must have been in 007 mode.

Shesmyne2 | 2018年5月28日

Surprisingly crazy!

Still Grinning;-)

dlake | 2018年5月28日

Hypothetically crazy question (or not):

If one were to harvest (Frankenstein-style), battery parts, wiring, UPC connector and computer(s) and somehow retrofit them into a classic car after removal of fuel tank and engine (replaced with electric motor), could that classic car use a supercharger?

jjgunn | 2018年5月28日

Don't see why not. SuCh would see it as the old MX/MS/M3.

Good luck transplanting all that hardware.

dlake | 2018年5月28日

@jjgunn-
I'd never try it. I don't have that skill set, but some folks do...
I think the trick would be to get the battery cooling lines correctly installed.
But geez, I'd love to see some old classic cars electrified.

jjgunn | 2018年5月28日

Black 1966 Camaro

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ef/78/f5/ef78f563e543afab5c9866cc490d03a3...

1 problem. Can the '66 suspension handle all that power?

Straight line? Sure....cornering?? Might be kinda dicey.

carlk | 2018年5月28日

Thanks for the link. I guess I did not see the news in main stream media because the battery worked.

grins.va | 2018年5月29日

There has never been a 1966 Camaro. First model year was 1967.

dlake | 2018年5月29日

That picture looks like a 1969 Camaro.

Mike83 | 2018年5月29日

If you've ever done any diving you will see how water distorts images. It also makes things look 30% bigger underwater.

TeslaTap.com | 2018年5月29日

Rather amazing that it booted up. The downside is all the connectors and electronics that were in water throughout the car may corrode and start to intermittently fail after 3-6 months. Getting the mold out will also be quite a task. This is often why flooded cars (ICE or EVs) are usually totaled. It will make a great body for another donor car, but if I remember right, $20K seems to be alot for a usable body. The key is if the main battery remained sealed, then the $20K might make some sense. Some submerged cars have had water intrusion in the battery pack, which is really bad.

Anthony J. Parisio | 2018年5月30日

HOLY COW!