Great Scott! Tesla hides 'Back to the Future' Easter egg on app

Outatime.
Outatime.
Image: Tara Ziemba/Getty Images

Where we’re going, we don’t need roads… 

The latest Tesla Easter egg discovered this weekend is expertly hidden deep within the electric car’s mobile phone app. It’s making Tesla-owning Back to the Future fans scream”Great Scott!” 

The 1985 classic sci-fi film starring a very young Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown is all about time traveling in a classy old DeLorean. Tesla’s Model S, X, and 3 aren’t time machines, but they get close.

In the app when the car is has 121 miles of battery range left, you click the battery icon and Back to the Future mode takes over, turning it into a Model X with the same falcon-wing doors as the DeLorean DMC-12. That number is significant: 1.21 gigawatts of power sends Doc into a tizzy.

The app then goes deep into movie reference territory, with an option to turn “Time Circuits On,” that then transforms to “Outatime.” The next service schedule is set to Nov. 5, 1955 — the date Doc invents the flux capacitor to get the car to the future. There are nuggets like this everywhere. Take a look at the transformation. For this Tesla Model S owner, his car turned into a Model X:

Here we go...

Here we go…

Image: ryan wagstaff

Back to the future.

Back to the future.

Image: ryan wagstaff

Movie references galore.

Movie references galore.

Image: ryan wagstaff

The level of detail in Back to the Future mode is impressive with reference to 88 mph, the speed necessary to hit “temporal displacement” to nuclear plutonium fuel. Even the VIN connects back to the movie.

After all, nobody calls Tesla chicken.

Uploads%252fvideo uploaders%252fdistribution thumb%252fimage%252f86416%252f716846d9 4a96 4f7c 8a5f cdcc4c0ba419.jpg%252foriginal.jpg?signature=re2d53j6ruaqavoehupl58lugdw=&source=https%3a%2f%2fblueprint api production.s3.amazonaws

Let’s block ads! (Why?)

Link to original source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.