Why wasn't I impressed by the Cybertruck and F-150 tug of war clip?
Total dominance, or total mismatch?
It was the clip everyone watched today, but rather than impressing me, I've got more questions for Elon.
Everyone and their uncle suddenly earned their PhD in physics today, apparently, and were throwing down excuses faster than new Tesla customers throwing down $100 deposits. My real question is: why? Why didn't Tesla try to make this look like a fair fight? Why did they pick a tug of war game instead of towing something heavy, a SpaceX rocket perhaps, down a drag strip with a Ford F-150 in the opposite lane?
Of course the Cybertruck was going to tow the F-150 away like a toy, I expected to see that. I didn't expect to see the F-150's front tires spinning in the opposite direction. Was this only a 4x2 truck? There's no mention of what's under the hood of this Ford either. No details on how many miles were on its tires, how many pulls they did, just a quick 16 second clip that has now been watched over 11.3 million times, by the time I click the publish button. Why give the doubters an excuse to doubt?
What do you think? Should Tesla have made this a fair fight to begin with? Does the Ford even stand a chance?