Elon Musk Shows A Tesla Model S In The Boring Company’s Tunnel

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has released the first picture of a Model S inside a tunnel dug by The Boring Company.

Taken at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, the picture gives us a glimpse at how a vehicle would look in the high-speed subterranean transportation system envisioned by the outspoken executive.

While the tunnel looks fairly narrow, drivers wouldn’t have to worry about hitting the sides as vehicles would park on a platform above ground and then be lowered onto a track below. The vehicle and the platform it rides on would then be transported on magnetic rails at speeds up to 124 mph (200 km/h).

Musk has big plans for his underground tunnels as he previously stated he wants to build a hyperloop to connect the cities of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. His plan called for the tunnels to connect “city center to city center” and each location would have “up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators.”

Despite initially claiming he had received government approval, he later walked back that statement by saying there is “still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but [I] am optimistic that [it] will occur rapidly.”

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A Model S in The Boring Company tunnel being dug under Los Angeles (starting in Hawthorne)A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Aug 27, 2017 at 6:57pm PDT

  • europeon

    A car in (what appears to be the entrance of a) tunnel.
    A CAR. IN A TUNNEL.
    Everyone bow down before your god Elon* and ignore the very high serious injury rate at the Tesla plant.

    *also give him all your money.

    • BGM

      All Hail His Elon-ness!

    • A car in a tunnel. How boring.

  • MORE INSTAGRAM?

  • DJ

    YEAH… Thats a small ass tunnel. and if you put a passenger container i it. it would not be much bigger then a car. which i don’t care how fast your going, its going to be claustrophobic. Especially underground. I’ll just wait for my coffin thanks

  • Good guy

    Elon is very Creative guy. He should work to build hyperloop Network not tesla which is wrong way.

  • andy

    wonder how is he going to get away with safety regulations for tunnels. Emergency exits, service tunnels etc

  • The Darwin Awards will await its first ‘Tesla Tunnel’ victim – you just know someone’s going to stick their head out the window at some point along the way….

  • gary4205

    Why hasn’t someone put this con-artist in prison yet?

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