The Tesla CyberTruck: "it doesn't look like anything else" and all its details
Strong, comes in 3 variants and starts at $39,900 and whether I would buy it...
After a long time we finally get to see the Cybertruck. In the opening words of Elon Musk at the reveal "it doesn't look like anything else", and yeah! it really doesn't look like anything else. It actually looks like something from a Sci-fi movie or something NASA would make for rover on mars or the moon.
But, its inspiration according Elon at the reveal was the Lotus Bond Car that turned into a submarine, a stealth bomber, some fancy architecture and a Navy ship. When you put them all together you get the look of the Cybertruck.
Pic Credit: Tesla
Well the Cybertruck is claimed to have the utility of a truck and the performance of a sports car. If I remember correctly this should be a better truck than the Ford F150 and better sports car than the Porsche 911. Well we do not know about how it feels but, the specs released by Tesla do make it impressive.
The truck will be available in three variants and here are the specs according to it. Firstly the base Single Motor RWD will have a range of 250+ miles, 0-60 in 6.5 seconds, a top speed of 110 mph can tow 7500 lbs and will cost $39,900.
The second is Dual Motor AWD. Has a range of 300+ miles, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, top speed at 120 mph, can tow 10,000 lbs and will cost $49,900.
Lastly, the very impressive Tri Motor AWD. The range of 500+ miles, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, top speed of 130 mph, can tow 14,000 lbs and will cost the bomb of a price at $69,900.
What comes standard on all versions is adaptive air suspension, autopilot, 100 cubic ft of space in all storage areas incl. frunk and payload capacity of up to 3500 lbs in the truck bed. With all this you can get self-driving capabilities for an additional $7,000 irrespective of the version.
The body is strong. At the reveal it faced a sledge hammer and that didn't scratch anything, or even dent it because it is made from Ultra-hard 30X cold rolled stainless steel alloy and that is the same thing they will use in their rockets. The glass on it is Tesla Armour Glass it is strong.
On the inside it seats up to six adults and you get a 17 inch touchscreen that has all the controls, nothing too fancy.
The interior of the Cybertruck. Pic credit: Tesla
But, there is one tiny problem the production of the Tri-Motor AWD is only to expected start production in late 2022 so if you want one of those you gonna have to wait at least three years. The bonus of that is when the truck is available, you have saved up the $70K + options cost of the truck. The reservations on it are available at only $100.
I would get one only because of the way it looks and thats it, instead of this I would buy the Rivian RT1.