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PostHeaderIcon A New Wide-Body Tesla Cybertruck Rendering Proves That Elon Musks Creation Could Be Even Stranger

Aston Martin Bulldog Concept

The Tesla Cybertruck is arguably the most shocking car design in recent decades. Not only wedge-shaped bodies have gone out of fashion in the early 1990s, but no other carmaker thought about this shape as a design that could bring notable benefits in the aerodynamic and rigidity departments… of a pickup truck.

Tesla did, and while many car enthusiasts hate the Cybertruck’s looks, it could actually get weirder than that. And this rendering from Jonsibal proves just that.

PostHeaderIcon A New Wide-Body Tesla Cybertruck Rendering Proves That Elon Musks Creation Could Be Even Stranger

Aston Martin Bulldog Concept

The Tesla Cybertruck is arguably the most shocking car design in recent decades. Not only wedge-shaped bodies have gone out of fashion in the early 1990s, but no other carmaker thought about this shape as a design that could bring notable benefits in the aerodynamic and rigidity departments… of a pickup truck.

Tesla did, and while many car enthusiasts hate the Cybertruck’s looks, it could actually get weirder than that. And this rendering from Jonsibal proves just that.

PostHeaderIcon Lego’s Cybertruck Rival Really Is Shatterproof – Troll Level Epic

Whether we like it or not, Tesla’s Cybertruck is bound to populate our news feeds for longer than we expected. Helped by the now infamous “armour” windows blunder caused by your humble metal ball, the wave of mockery is getting thicker and thicker. Classier, too.

Such an example of a neat trollage came earlier this week from Tesla’s fellow carmaker BMW, as Munich’s social media department saw the window shattering a good opportunity to pile up more exposure for BMW’s bulletproof X5 Protection VR6. And then came Lego.

PostHeaderIcon Ford Retreats, Suddenly Has No Interest in the F-150-Cybertruck Tug-of-War Rematch

Remember the tug-of-war rematch challenge that Ford laid out to Tesla on Twitter? Yeah, well, that’s gone for now. Apparently, the tweet from the Ford X’s Vice President Sundeep Madra was just a tongue-in-cheek statement and not a challenge per se.

Just when it looked like we’ll have an “apples to apples” face-off, Ford has chickened out. Oh boy! Mr. Madra, what have you done?

PostHeaderIcon BMW Trolled the Tesla Cybertruck Hard on Twitter

We’re back with more Tesla Cybertruck-related news as BMW decided to capture some attention on Twitter and channel it on one of its most spectacular products by throwing some shade at the Cybertruck.

As you know, BMW will sell you, on special request, the so-called X5 Protection VR6, a heavily armoured vehicle packing 530 horsepower and the ability to withstand gunfire coming from an AK-47. This sort of badassery allowed BMW to troll Tesla and Musk for the “armor” widows gaffe that took place during the pickup truck’s live reveal.

PostHeaderIcon Engineering Explained Exposes Why the Tesla Cybertruck vs. Ford F-150 Tug of War Was a Scam

When Tesla announced the 300,000-pound towing capacity for the Cybertruck, Ford was quick to release a video of its F-150 electric prototype that pulled 1.25 million pounds. Instead of immediately replying to this, Tesla took its own sweet time to throw a punch at Ford. In turn, Tesla tied the Cybertruck’s ass to a Ford-150’s with a rope and engaged in a good old fashioned tug-o-war challenge.

You must’ve seen the video; the Cybertruck pulls the F-150 with utmost ease, even on an inclined surface. However, this was as gimmicky as it could get. Famous YouTube channel Engineering Explained has put out a video explaining why this battle made no sense and it is much simpler than the “two-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive argument.”

PostHeaderIcon The Arrival of the Cybertruck Signals Tesla’s Shift to Technology Over New Models

Musk recently announced that the Cybertruck will be its last new model for the time being and it plans to focus more on future technologies. This makes sense because Tesla already has a strong lineup without a single dead product in it. It also has a lot of technologies that are still vaguely in their beta phase and several models that it actually has to bring to market (Tesla Roadster, Tesla Semi, Model Y, and now, the Cybertruck.) So, it looks like Tesla will now be focused on its exiting productions and technology over the next few years. If that’s the case, will the full self-driving tech finally be developed and deployed in all its vehicles by the end of 2020?

PostHeaderIcon The Arrival of the Cybertruck Signals Tesla’s Shift to Technology Over New Models

Musk recently announced that the Cybertruck will be its last new model for the time being and it plans to focus more on future technologies. This makes sense because Tesla already has a strong lineup without a single dead product in it. It also has a lot of technologies that are still vaguely in their beta phase and several models that it actually has to bring to market (Tesla Roadster, Tesla Semi, Model Y, and now, the Cybertruck.) So, it looks like Tesla will now be focused on its exiting productions and technology over the next few years. If that’s the case, will the full self-driving tech finally be developed and deployed in all its vehicles by the end of 2020?

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Cybertruck

The 2021 Cybertruck is the first pickup truck built by Tesla and is the oddest-looking pickup truck to ever hit the market. Unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2022 Cybertruck will go into production in 2021. As one of the first production electric trucks, the Cybertruck is also one of the most advanced utility vehicles ever built. Much like it did with the Model X and Model 3, Tesla didn’t unveil a lot of details during the launch event, so the 2021 Cybertruck still hides mysteries. But let’s have a closer look at what we already know about it in the review below.

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Cybertruck

The 2021 Cybertruck is the first pickup truck built by Tesla and is the oddest-looking pickup truck to ever hit the market. Unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2022 Cybertruck will go into production in 2021. As one of the first production electric trucks, the Cybertruck is also one of the most advanced utility vehicles ever built. Much like it did with the Model X and Model 3, Tesla didn’t unveil a lot of details during the launch event, so the 2021 Cybertruck still hides mysteries. But let’s have a closer look at what we already know about it in the review below.

PostHeaderIcon Here’s What We’ve Learned Since the Launch of the 2021 Tesla Cybertruck

The 2021 Tesla Cybertruck has been the talk of the town ever since it was announced. The launch is done and dusted but people still can’t stop talking about it. The biggest reason for this is the “apparent” glass shattering fail that may or may not have been a blunder on stage. Nevertheless, the internet is filled with memes about the truck for a whole lot of other reasons and the only one benefitting from this is Tesla – that’s called free publicity. Here’s a list of all the things we’ve learned since the launch of the Cybertruck – the most-anticipated vehicle in a long time.

PostHeaderIcon Elon Musk Really Expects Us To Believe His Excuse for Why the Tesla Cybertruck’s Windows Broke

The unveiling of the Tesla Cybertruck came with loads of surprises, including the truck’s controversial looks, impressive performance capabilities, and the late-game arrival of the Cyberquad ATV. But none of these moments compared to the moment when lead designer Franz von Holzhausen smashed two of the Cybertruck’s “armor glass” windows with a metal ball.

The incident spurred Elon Musk’s now-famous expletive-laden reaction, and days after the embarrassing on-air episode, Musk has come out and explained why the armor glass windows cracked when it was hit with the metal ball. You can believe Musk’s explanation or not, but it does sound like someone who’s trying to come up with an excuse to save some face.

PostHeaderIcon How Much Power Does the Tesla Cybertruck Have?

The Tesla Cybertruck broke cover with a big bang. A strange-looking truck on the outside, Tesla’s howler promises to tear down the competition and Elon Musk claims that pricing will start below the $40,000 mark. If you dig the design, the Cybertruck sounds like a dream come true. But there’s at least one mystery surrounding this vehicle: how much power output will it actually offer? Well, rumor has it that the range-topping Cybertruck might have around 800 horsepower and could even feature the same technology as the Model S Plaid – that will make it the most powerful Tesla in production.

PostHeaderIcon Is Tesla building an amphibious version of the Cybertruck?

The Tesla Cybertruck might be one of the weirdest production vehicles when it comes to exterior design, but it doesn’t look that strange when compared to concept or movie cars. I mean, I could definitely see Dr. Brown drive one in a new instalment of the Back to the Future film. I could also see James Bond drive under water into a Cybertruck, but that’s mostly because Elon Musk said that the truck’s design was influenced by the amphibious Lotus Esprit built specially for the James Bond: The Spy Who Loved Me movie. And Tesla might actually build one.

PostHeaderIcon How Will the Tesla Cybertruck Behave in a Crash?

Tesla’s first pickup truck, the quirky and futuristic Cybertruck, could be the stepping stone into a new world. With an ultra-tough unibody construction, it ditches the dogma that’s been at the foundation of truck building for decades. In the process, it must also prove to be safe. Very safe. Not only for the 146,000 people that’ve already wired cash for a build slot (the number keeps on growing) but for Tesla as a brand and for the future of the concept itself in a world where safety is a top priority.

Since Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s first truly utilitarian vehicle, the press as a whole, let alone the automotive one, has been looking at the Cybertruck from every angle, asking every possible question and looking at all sorts of markers to try and foresee whether it’ll succeed or fail. Well, frankly, the failure of such a product can hide behind a multitude of elements and one of them is the way people perceive it. We already know it has pretty much divided people into two camps based on the way it looks, but we think it’s key to earn people’s trust when it comes to how safe it is – and this may not be easy given its appearance.

PostHeaderIcon The Bollinger B2 Pickup Truck Looks to Have Avoided the Wrath of the Tesla Cybertruck

As expected, the launch of the Cybertruck shook the automotive industry for a lot of reasons. Amongst them was the one where Tesla’s latest offspring was pitted against its rivals; primarily from Ford and Rivian. But when you have a handful of electric trucks in the segment, you ought to compare it with even the most unlikely competitors.

The Bollinger B2, for is the best example here. Both Tesla and Bollinger have tapped the same market, at roughly he same time, but with completely different approaches. The Cybertruck comparisons being made to Rivian’s R1T and Ford’s F-150 may have sidelined Bollinger for the time being, but it could turn out to be a blessing in disguise for the latter. Do you think that when the dust settles, Bollinger could be the only one still living inside its comfort zone, away from the rat race?

PostHeaderIcon Tesla Cybertruck – Ridiculous or Ingenius?

As I am sure you know, the past few days after the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show the automotive blogsphere has been abuzz with opinions about Tesla’s new pickup truck, the so-called Cybertruck. That’s fair enough, considering how groundbreaking, and how amazingly odd this thing is. We reckon people are going to be talking about this creation long after it’s released in the market. So let’s have a closer look at this “truck of the cyber age.”

It appears Tesla arranged everything surrounding the launch of the Cybertruck for maximum dramatic effect. Nobody outside Tesla’s inner circle really knew for sure they were going to drop this bomb at the L.A. Autoshow. The surprise debut was commensurate with the nature of the vehicle unveiled, as it was something nobody had ever seen or even imagined. Well, that’s not quite right, is it? I’m fairly certain some of us drew something similar to the Cybertruck on the back of our math books when we were kids.

Than again, it seems the overly simple design of the Cybertruck has been carefully crafted to go with the whole drama thing. Surely, it would not generate so much debate, were the design of the truck on par with stuff like the F-150 or Silverado or Ram trucks – you know, the usual suspects. Elon Musk clearly wanted his take on pickup truck to be different, and like everything he does, he took it to the extreme.

And the thing about simplicity is, it makes a lot of sense. Granted, the Cybertruck is not beautiful in the conventional way, but the odd looks has not taken anything away from it in terms of practicality and functionality. If anything, the shape has given the truck some advantage vis-a-vis trucking features. The Cybertruck boasts a payload of up to 3,500 lbs and it has a towing capability of more than 14,000 lbs. And then there is the fact that it’s fully electric, meaning it has a large front trunk in addition to the bed, or Vault as Tesla calls it. So in terms of load capacity and storage space, the CYBRTRK is up there with the best of the class.

Where the Cybertruck leaves the competition in its dust, almost literally, is performance. Whereas the most serious performance truck out there would struggle to get you from 0 to 60 in around five seconds, you can get that kind of acceleration from the entry level 39 grand Cybertruck. The range-topping 70 grand version does that in a scarcely believable 2.9 seconds. That is insane for the vehicle that has the aerodynamic properties of a small cottage. Still, Tesla promises a range of 500+ miles for this thing, probably due to the fact that they had plenty of space to pack plenty of batteries in it.

Now, any one of the features mentioned above would have been enough to set this truck apart from everything else in the market today. But you know Tesla. They always have to go a step further. So besides all that, they’ve given the Cybertruck up to six full-size seats inside, a 17-inch display, air suspension, and oh, did we mention the body is made of “Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled” stainless steel? So yeah, it is also rugged in the truest sense of the word. They have also reinforced the glass for some reason.

So back to the original question, is Tesla Cybertruck ridiculous or ingenius? Well, inspecting the vehicle superficially, it appears to be the ridiculous fantasy of a mad billionaire who doesn’t know what else to do with this time and money. But go through the specs, checkout the public’s reaction to it, and consider carefully how it makes you feel like a kid again, and you have to admit, the Cybertruck is a stroke of genius.

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PostHeaderIcon Was Tesla’s Cybertruck Designed For The Real World Or Musk’s Own World?

The launch event of the Tesla Cybertruck began with a quick slideshow where images of well-known trucks from the past five decades rolled on the screen as Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about a need for change and evolution. The Cybertruck, as a result, was always going to be daring in more ways than one but has Tesla gone too far? Is this really what truck buyers have in mind when thinking about switching from a gas-guzzling truck to an electric one? Do they even want to switch to an electric truck at all?

PostHeaderIcon The Tesla Cybertruck’s polygonal design may be weird, but it’s not the first EV with this shape

The Tesla Cybertruck seems to be a revolutionary pickup at first glance. It features a unibody construction, a tri-motor drivetrain option, and a really awkward polygonal exterior design. The Cybertruck looks more like a UFO than a truck, but it’s not the first electric vehicle to feature this shape. In 1967, American Motors Corporation (AMC) unveiled the Amitron concept, a subcompact car that looks like a miniature Cybertruck.

PostHeaderIcon Is It Possible to Like This Custom LEGO Tesla Cybertruck More Than the Real Thing?

The Tesla Cybertruck has now been immortalized in LEGO form, except that it’s not an official LEGO creation. The custom LEGO build comes to us by way of Peter Blackert, and the details involved in this build are nothing short of impressive. Using only his creativity, Blackert was able to recreate a scaled version of the Cybertruck, complete with the Cyberquad and what we only assume to be a LEGO version of no less than Elon Musk himself.

There are a lot of things that are cool about this LEGO version of the Tesla Cybertruck, and while we don’t know if LEGO will actually offer an official version of the truck, we’re more than happy to use Blackert’s version as a peg to create our own LEGO Cybertrucks.

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