Google staff plays April Fool's car prank on co-founder Sergey Brin, turns his Tesla Model S into a pink Batmobile
Google staff surprised company co-founder Sergey Brin on April Fool's by turning his Tesla Model S into a bright pink Batmobile. The pranksters from the Google X project division, currently working on Google Glass, wrapped the car in pink vinyl to make sure the changes weren't permanent.
Holy April Fools, Batman!
Google staff surprised co-founder Sergey Brin by turning his electric Tesla Model S sedan into a bright pink Batmobile as part of a newly revealed April Fool's Day joke.
The staff at Google's 'X' project division, famous within the company for producing its most visionary products and ideas and currently responsible for the Google Glass project, decided to play a joke on their boss, and the company's co-founder Sergey Brin.
However, what made it special is that despite living in a virtual age, where software can be used to alter an image or a misleading story can easily be posted online, the prank, which involved seriously modifying a car, was very much old school and real world.
While Brin's back was turned, his co workers turned his Model S Tesla car into what can only be described as a pink Batmobile, complete with Bat symbol on the hood, massive rims (complete with Google Chrome logos in their centers), protruding rear bat wings and long, luscious eyelashes adorning the car's headlights.
Google X projects member Corey Tabaka posted a photo to his Google+ account not only of the car, but of Brin taking the joke in good humor and actually taking it out for a spin. The reason the pranksters chose the Batman motif is because the X projects department is thought of as the "bat cave," and the jokers were also quick to highlight that they used pink vinyl to wrap the car, so that none of the modifications would be permanent or difficult to reverse.