The Tesla Cybertruck made waves when it was released recently. First of all, for it’s abnormal shape. Secondly, because it is a product of Tesla and genius inventor/marketing maven Elon Musk. And third, because it touts some of the most abnormal, excessive features that you’ve ever seen on a truck. In this post, you’ll find the best photos that are currently online of the Cybertruck, but also you’ll find 35 verified facts.
The first-ever pickup truck from Tesla is here. The electric pickup truck is called the Cybertruck. It looks like this, which is awesome or awful – depending on who you ask. We hope you find the following photos to your liking, and we know these facts will do nothing but educate you. There’s a lot to learn and like about this truck, and we’re going to show you all its good sides and all its bad sides. So be buckle up (see what we did there) and enjoy the ride (see what we did there). The last few facts will definitely take you by surprise.
The Cyber truck premiered at an event in Hathorne, California – home of Tesla’s Design Studio – on November 21, 2019.
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The truck will come in three essential versions. Those three versions are…
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First version: a rear-wheel drive, single motor truck with a maximum range of 250 miles, the Cybertruck in its basic form reaches 60 mph in under 6.5 seconds.
Second version: an all-wheel drive, dual motor Cybertruck tops out after 300 miles. It can haul an impressive 10,000 pounds and reach 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. This model goes for $49,900.
The premium version: an all-wheel drive with three motors and a 500-mile range is even more impressive. It tows a hefty 14,000 pounds and goes from 0 to 60 in a shocking 2.9 seconds. It will cost $69,900.
The starting base price of the Tesla Cybertruck is $39,900, according to company CEO Elon Musk.
Don’t get too excited yet, though. You’re going to have to wait a few years before it’s en masse. Preorders are open, but it won’t be available to the public until 2021.
As if the boxy visual wasn’t enough to rouse the public’s attention, Musk put the Cybertruck through a battery of tests and gimmicks to draw attention. Click through read out about the tests!
Tesla’s Chief of Design – Franz von Holzhausen – hit the Cybertruck door multiple times with a sledgehammer to prove its durability. They have claimed it’s bulletproof – but that remains to be seen. But wait, there’s more…
Tesla also lined up the Cybertruck butt to butt with a Ford F-150 for a good ol’ fashioned tug’o’war. They saddled up the two trucks and let ’em rip. Surprise surprise, the Cybertruck won. More stunts included….
A Porsche 911 drag racing the Cybertruck. It’s enough to pique the interest of any automotive lover. Surprise, surprise yet again, the Cybertruck won.
Now, the stunts didn’t all go in favor of the Cybertruck. In the same display as the sledgehammer, Franz von Holzhausen threw metal balls against the body to display its ruggedness. The window’s cracked and shattered….
No center console here. The Cybertruck seats 6 people!
What do you do with stainless steel that’s been cold-rolled 30 times over? You build a Cybertruck out of it.
The standard edition Cybertruck has a payload total of 3,500 pounds.
The Cybertruck features 100 cubic feet of storage space.
A 17-inch touchscreen will sit in the modernist dashboard. No knobby buttons or curvy AC units. It’s all streamlined in the Cybertruck.
The Tesla Cybertruck’s vault length is 6.5 feet and it contains a 4-inch suspension in either direction.
This idea has been floated around publicly since 2012. Then, Elon Musk tweeted that he would ‘love to make a Tesla ‘super truck’. By 2013 – it was in the works.
It became officially on-paper in 2016 when the Cybertruck became a part of the 2016 master plan for Tesla.
In 2018, Musk referred to the Cybertruck (which was little-known still) had became something of a “futuristic-like, cyberpunk, Blade Runner” prototype.
The cold-rolled stainless steel alloy that comprises the truck body is the same steel used in SpaceX rockets, according to Elon Musk.
The 100 cubic feet of storage is a big number. Parts of that come in the form of lockable storage spaces under the hood of the truck and along the sides.
The Cybertruck bed has a sliding cover built-in, so you decide if you want your bed opened or closed. Which, honestly, seems like something that should have happened before now.
An adaptive air-suspension system will allow the driver to choose how high off the ground the Cybertruck sits. Off-road situations that call for higher clearance height, can be achieved with the push of a button.
The Cybertruck comes with a “self-driving” option that can be added on for $7,000. However, that isn’t a reality yet. It will come available depending on when the software is proven ready.
As the premiere was wrapping up, Elon Musk had one final trick up his sleeve, guaranteeing the event went from memorable to unforgettable. Click through to see what it was…
“Oh yeah, we also made an ATV,” Musk said, to the bewilderment of the audience.
The Tesla ATV is all-electric and is built in coordination with the Cybertruck. The ATV driver pulled out on stage, went up to the truck, pulled down the tailgate, extended a built-in ramp and climbed the ATV right up into the storage bed. What a show.