tesla's bulletproof cybertruck comes with pop-up camper configuration
 

tesla's bulletproof cybertruck comes with pop-up camper configuration

since unveiling its cybertruck last week, tesla has racked up a lot of interest. CEO elon musk tweeted on sunday (november 24) that the company had already received 200,000 orders for the new off-road electric vehicle.

images courtesy of tesla

 

 

‘200k,’ musk tweeted on sunday, referencing the number of cybertruck orders the company has received. customers needed only pay $100 refundable deposits for each preorder, amounting to $20 million in just 48 hours.

 

 

other updates over the weekend included a new rendering of the cybertruck showing a camper configuration with a futuristic pop-up tent. the image shows a pull-out kitchen and a foldable countertop area. sleeping quarters are under a pop-up tent which extends upwards from the back of the vehicle.

 

tesla unveiled its first pickup truck, a highly-anticipated vehicle elon musk has been teasing since 2016. the tesla chief executive and multi-billionaire launched the electric pickup near spaceX’s rocket factory in los angeles on thursday (november 21), detailing its starting price amongst other specs including a bulletproof exoskeleton and armored glass.

 

 

musk has tweeted that the cybertruck design was partly influenced by the lotus esprit sportscar that doubled as a submarine in the 1970s james bond film the spy who loved me. the result is what looks like a low-poly blade runner fantasy.

 

 

the battery-powered pickup seats six inside a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton. tesla says every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from the ultra-hard 30x cold-rolled stainless steel to the tesla armor glass. this didn’t stop the windows from shattering during a failed resistance test during the launch.

 

 

tesla plans to offer three variants of the cybertruck with the cheapest version starting at $39,000. it will feature a single motor and rear-wheel drive, with have a towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and more than 250 miles of range. the middle version will be a dual-motor all-wheel drive, have a towing capacity of more than 10,000 pounds and be able to travel more than 300 miles on a single charge, priced at $49,900.

 

 

finally, a third version boasts three electric motors and all-wheel, a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds and battery range of more than 500 miles. this version, known as ‘tri motor’ is priced at $69,900 and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. tesla says production is expected to begin in late 2021.

 

project info

 

company: tesla
model: cybertruck
price: starting from $39,000
available: 2021
preorder: now
via: automobile mag

  • Trucks are extremely profitable as the big 3 all sell basically the same crude out of date designs. While this Cybertruck won’t sell well in the Deep South. Those fools love propping up Saudi Arabia and driving poor handling vehicles as long as they belch smoke. I do see a market outside Trumplandia. Musk and other will start to crack this cartel and their crude products. Hopefully the obsolete 19th century technology, the Diesel engine will finally be the first victim with bring modern technology to trucks.

    Pablo says:
  • Does anyone else think this might not be real? It feels very prototype like still….Publicity stunt since a lot of other car companies have been making announcements?

    jrbass says:
  • I think this is definitely a publicity stunt! And am I the only one who thinks the design of this truck is just horrible?

    Mstralen says:
  • l have only one word for the Tesla Model T, ” Rivian “

    Earl Simmins says:
  • As much as this design is shocking, I feel all other cars now feel timid, and shy and conservative for all being so similar to each other.

    Tomas Valencia says:
  • Was sure this is Elon’s sense of humor… but now see that 200k people have bought into it! Design looks like it’s from a first year student competition… would be dangerous in reality with all the sharp edges & pointy corners. I’m still waiting for a functional truck that’s sustainable; hoping it comes to market in my lifetime.

    ScottA says:
  • It was about time someone thought outside the box! Thank God for people without fear (and a bunch of money) to force this World to advance.

    The best designers of History, are the ones that had a childish imagination and a naive view of the business world, and a very wealthy sponsor. Their designs were often not liked by “normal” people but, their sponsor’s insistence made their designs trendy and stylish.

    Congratulations Mr. Musk!

    Arturo A. Gonzalez says:
  • Of all the designs, this dystopian pick up gets the nod to move forward… egad’s. When I think of what could have been so really cool I look back to the Deora, https://www.motortrend.com/news/c12-0509-dodge-deora/. This kind of thinking is what in my mind would have been super cool to have been electrified, not some recycled F117.

    andy says:

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