Engineer and entrepreneur Elon Musk is a known fan of Netflix’s The Witcher – earlier this year, he announced on Twitter that he had the first season’s signature song, “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher,” stuck in his head. Now, Musk has made it possible to bring the song to your Tesla car in a new and unique way.
🎶 Toss a coin to ur Witcher 🎶
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 10, 2020
Tesla’s recent 2020.48.25 Holiday Update added the ability to change and customize sounds emitted by your car – including the sound of the horn. This is a function which Musk has referenced on Twitter several times, beginning in 2019, but few believed would ever come to fruition.
Options for the horn!! pic.twitter.com/676gIPOBhS
— Hayden (@Virus_City_) December 25, 2020
The list of available sounds includes a fart, a goat’s bleat, an air horn, a posh voice saying “I never,” and an instrumental version of popular Spanish folk song “La Cucaracha.” One option, labeled simply as “Toss a coin,” plays the first line of the song’s chorus. A “Boom Box” option, which allows you to play a variety of sounds and songs using your car’s external media player when your Tesla is parked, also features a full version of the song.
This video shows a Tesla enthusiast experimenting with the available horn sounds:
Fan reaction online has been mixed, with some enjoying the new options and others finding them annoying or finding the inclusion of “Toss a Coin” particularly random and unnecessary. The official Twitter account for Netflix’s The Witcher, which is purportedly “run” by the character who sings the song, the bard Jaskier, was reportedly thrilled with the development.
You can even change it to the sweet sounds of your favorite bard…💰 https://t.co/sxcqnbfMZm
— The Witcher (@witchernetflix) December 27, 2020
FlickLuster encourages all Tesla drivers to drive safely and follow local laws regarding vehicle noise emissions. Drivers should take particular care when replacing their horn with an alternate option, as other motorists may not be familiar with these new sounds.
Which iconic piece of music would you like to change your horn sound to? Let us know in the comments!