The Time When Aston Martin CEO Treated Elon Musk Like An Amateur Car Builder.


Years back, when Elon Musk visited the Aston Martin factory, the CEO considered him as an amateur car builder. It was in 2010 when Elon Musk was on tour to one of the world’s prominent extravagance car manufacturers. The incident came to the limelight when Elon Musk took this chance to express it through his reply to one of the trending tweets.

 What was the experience about?

Initially, the event is a peculiarity in one of the 2015 books; Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance. At that time, the meeting wasn’t famous. But recently with a tweet, it gained enormous attention.

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Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance


According to the sources, Elon Musk’s tour of the Aston Martin factory is to boost his spirits. That very moment, Elon was in a melancholy situation, as his divorce took place in 2008. So in a way to hoist his ardors, Ceo of Aston Martin invited him over. But the CEO finds it to be a pig into poke and treated Elon Musk like an amateur car builder.

Ashlee Vance is an American business columnist and author, who earned his popularity through his work on Elon Musk, titled “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future”. The book subsequently garnered attention, when it is published on 19th May 2015. Although, Ashlee inscribed this particular event in an articulate manner.

Elon Musk’s opinion on Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk biography ” It is mostly correct, but also rife with errors & never independently fact-checked, despite my request that he do so.”

What is the viral Tweet of Elon Musk and Aston Martin CEO?


Tesla Owners Silicon Valley user tweeted about Elon’s incident by “Hey @elonmusk how did your visit in 2008 to @astonmartin change what you did with tesla?”Also added, “When Musk visited Aston Martin to see a tour of its factory, the CEO treated @elonmusk like an amateur car builder”. I guess the user is an avid reader of Ashlee Vance’s works.

So the incident is actually credible when Elon’s reply to the tweet, literally pitched in. In acknowledgment, Elon Musk tweeted back that “He was indeed quite grumpy, but we did not actually know what we were doing, so he had a point.”

Still, the tweet is viral and started getting over 2700 likes on Twitter instantly.

Presently, Elon Musk’s Tesla one of the highest-rated wheels; pre-eminent in the luxury hybrid and electric car class because of its lightning-quick acceleration and long driving range.


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