Mario Kart Easter Egg Discovered in the Tesla Model S and Model X

A new Easter egg has been found in Tesla’s Model S and Model X cars, which transforms the gray roads typically featured on the vehicles’ display into something more reminiscent of the Mario Kart series’ iconic Rainbow Road tracks.

The Easter egg was brought to the public’s attention by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, who tweeted that activating the cars’ autopilot mode four times in quick succession would display a “psychedelic cowbell road” on the car’s instrument cluster. “Yes, we are adding more cowbell soon,” Musk added.

Sure enough, following these instructions does transform the display, as you can see in the demonstration below:

If you were wondering where the cowbell comes into play, following Musk’s instructions also causes the car to play the cowbell audio clip from the infamous Saturday Night Live sketch through its speakers.

Turn on the volume and listen to it for yourself:


While we doubt many will fork out the tremendous amount of cash required to purchase a Tesla car just to get a first-hand glimpse of this Easter egg, it’s nonetheless a neat little addition. Maybe this is will be the start of more car manufacturers introducing Easter eggs in their vehicles?