Opinion: Tesla's Cybertruck is the best designed car in ages
At first sight of Elon Musk's latest creation, the Cybertruck, I found myself looking for the nearest garbage can to be sick in. This hatred of Tesla's design team, however, was quick to dissipate the more I inspected the new California-built 4x4.
And now, with time, I have come to the conclusion that this, the Tesla Cybertruck, is one of the greatest designed cars of our time.
Hear me out.
Over time, automotive design has grown more and more stale and repetitive. The basic design has stayed the same, and only has the placement of the cabin, the hood length, and the wheelbase have been adapted from even the most expensive Maserati, to the most basic-looking Audi.
The Cybertruck, however, ditches this traditional design of hood-roof-trunk/hatchback, and carves its own design path, with an unbelievably triangular shape like none we've seen before.
It looks alien on the road in every aspect of its design, and more importantly, it doesn't rely on a big wing or insane aerodynamics to do so. Its shape is new, different, and exciting, unlike any other car in the market, which all look far too similar.
It's a design that makes any of the people who lay their eyes on it think, as any truly good design should, and while some may think it hideous, I believe we should celebrate its unique attributes, because in the car world, not enough vehicles are new and different.
Never afraid to try something new, Tesla have given us a car that threw conventionalism out its strangely-shaped rear window, and for that, we should thank them. They've done us a favor, and brought some life back into automotive styling.