The long awaited wait for the Tesla truck in now finally over. You read that correctly. Billionaire Elon Musk finally unveiled his infamous electric trucked dubbed as the Tesla Cybertruck in Los Angeles at the LA Design Studios in Elon Style as we like to call it.
OK we’ll jump right to it. Speaking of the elephant in the room, when the truck rolled out on the floor, the crowd cheered and you couldn’t see a single persons head in the crowd. All you can see from the video below are arms holding phones high up in the air. What we want to know is, was the crowd cheering just to cheer or were they as stunned at the look and design of the truck as most of the planet tuning in was?
Tesla Cybertruck Unveil Full Video
Our initial thoughts were “what-IS-that?”; we were a bit confused because we were expecting something different given Tesla automobile design on previous models. From smooth curves, Elon went with hard acute triangles, something unconventional in vehicle design, or futuristic vehicle design to say the least. We’re not hating, we’re just not used to it, yet.
With the entry model starting at $39,900 for the single-motor rear wheel drive, 250 mile range, towing capacity of 7,500 pounds and a 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, that’s quite the truck. The dual-motor mid-range truck starts at $49,000, can tow 10,000 pounds, hit 0-60 in 4.5 seconds with a 300 mile range.
Lastly, the crown-jewel is a tri-motor all-wheel-drive version starting at $69,900 that can do 0-60 in under 3 seconds with a towing capacity of 14,000 punds and 500 driving range. With those specs, the truck can also be a top runner as a stop-light-contender. Want that self-driving feature that the Tesla’s are known for? No problem, that will be an extra $7,000. Cha-ching!
Listen, if you wanna go green, want to stand out on the road, be dent and bullet proof and beat nearly all cars from stop-light to stop-light, the Cybertruck may just be for you. The 0-60 time on the top-of-the-line-mode is super impressive; those times are Porsche 911 Turbo fast (known for being one of the fastest accelerating vehicles in the world), in-fact, Elon shows the truck racing a Porsche, but given the Porsche’s aerodynamics, it would win in a straight mile race. Its OK, its still one fast truck!
So, love it or hate it, the Tesla Cybertruck absolutely made an impression at it’s unavailing. If if you had mixed feeling, we can relate, but give it some time, let it marinate and let the public get used to its looks and before you know it, people will love it. The ultimate test of a car design is if another companys’ start copying the design then you know you have a winner! Guess we’ll wait and see!