Elon Musk was a car lover long before he founded Tesla, which is a big reason why the automotive company has been such a success. Musk owns the Lotus Esprit from the movie ‘The Spy Who Loved Me.’ The Lotus Esprit was the car that inspired the design of the original Tesla Roadster. Lotus designed the underpinnings (via Renegade Car Tribune).
Musk owned several exotic sports cars back when he was heading PayPal. As with most tech entrepreneurs, Musk tends to be on the flashier side of things when it comes to cars. Of course, nowadays, you’ll probably only see Musk driving his Tesla-branded vehicles.