Spaceballs Easter Egg Found In Ludicrous Model S

Via EV Obsession:

Earlier this year, someone discovered a Lotus Esprit SubmarineEaster egg” hidden in the Model S firmware system (note that CEO & Product Architect Elon Musk bought the Lotus Esprit at auction for $1 million). Elon Musk subsequently tweeted that they’d hide a new Easter egg in the code that wouldn’t take so long to find. Here it is (click the play button):

That should look familiar if you’ve seen Spaceballs or if you’ve at least seen the clip from it that I’ve shared here multiple times:

Teslarati notes that Denisse Ortegon is a Product Specialist for Tesla Motors. She also looks like an amateur model in some of her other Instagram shares (and certainly has plenty of potential in that field). Perhaps this simple find and share could land her a break or two in that career. In any case, she’s now a Tesla legend. 😉


Zachary Shahan

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