So, Tesla showed us a sneak-peek at the new cyber truck that has been in the works for quite some time now this November, and boy we are taken aback by its... um.. stunning looks.
I mean taking a look at this truck reminds us of those Sci-Fi movies, Tesla was probably aiming for a much super futuristic look. And the question is did they nail it?
I don't think so.
It looks monstrous and simplistically ugly, like really intentionally ugly. It's not the worst looking car out there in terms of design concepts, but one thing most reviewers and Eheads agree with is this truck is not in any conceivable way appealing. It makes one wonder if they actually do have pre-orders from customers for this monstrosity.
The spec, however, looks tidy.
Tesla Cybertruck specs
It's 5.89m long.
Cybertruck design and appearance
The chassis is made from ultra-tough stainless steel, the same material used in Musk's SpaceX Starship.
That toughness was tested live on stage with a sledgehammer and held up to the hits.
A demo was shown of it shot by a 9mm handgun and the bullets could not penetrate.
Unlike traditional vehicles, the weight and strength of the car is held in the outside chassis, providing more room inside and ensuring it doesn't become crippled by its own weight.
The glass is made of a transparent metal called Tesla Armour Glass.
A live demonstration showed panels of the glass surviving brutal hits with a fist-sized metal ball. However, when said ball was thrown at the car directly, the window shattered. Oops!
Tesla Cybertruck off-road features
It has adaptive air suspension, which means the car doesn't have to be set up for off-road or highway use, but can shift accordingly. Adaptative dampening and adaptive ride height can be adjusted in real-time or can shift dynamically based on loading.
At full ride height, it sits 16-inches off the ground, the highest of any ute.
The air suspension system can double as a compressor, handy for deflating and filling tyres during sand use.
As mentioned, the tray is 195cm long, big enough to accept a mattress and be slept in.
Tesla Cybertruck performance
The Cybertruck is a beast. The top model can do 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and the quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds.
The Rivian RT1 truck seems to pick up the slack where Tesla definitely slacked in terms of looks.
It's stunningly designed with a fresh looking front grill. Talking about nailing the futuristic look that Telsa obviously failed in.