We Need To Talk About The Telsa CyberTruck Design

We Need To Talk About The Telsa CyberTruck Design

It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve now finally had eyes on the Tesla CyberTruck and…. HOW CAN WE POSSIBLY UNSEE THIS THING?! 
The whole of the CyberTruck consists only of straight lines – it looks like a five year old Clark Kent did origami with stainless steel. 
 
Aesthetics aside, under the hood … or ‘folds’, the vehicle is a marvel of modern technology for sure, looking like something straight out of an 80’s sci fi movie and featuring:
 
  • – adaptive air suspension as standard
  • – adaptive dampers as standard
  • – adjustable ride height to a maximum of 16 inches ground clearance
  • – a 35-degree approach angle and a 28-degree departure angle
  • – a 6.5-feet long bed
  • – slide-down tonneau cover
  • – a payload capacity of up to 3,500 pounds
  • – a tow capacity of 14,000 pounds
  • – under-bed storage area
  • – space and recharging for an electric ATV
  • – zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds
  • – over 500 miles of range
  • – 250kW fast charging
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Musk claims that the super strong steel body is capable of stopping a bullet from a 9mm handgun – not a claim one would be keen to test based on the *other* claim that the Armor Glass windows are impenetrable – and then smashed during the on-stage demo! Oops!

 
It is quite possibly the most advanced, worst-designed vehicle in automotive history … aside from Homer Simpson’s attempt to design the ultimate car I just can’t think of anything less appealing to drive. Which is a shame, because some of the Tesla Fan renders looked incredible. How I wish Tesla had have given us one of these…
For now, Tesla is taking a £100 refundable deposit in order to secure a reservation for the CyberTruck. Orders aren’t going to be taken until closer to production in 2021.
 
Personally, I’ll be holding my deposit for the decidedly more car-like Rivian R1T.
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