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Tesla's New Cybertruck Is A Concoction Of Numbers That Leaves Car Fans Drooling, But With a Big Caveat

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Tesla is to automotive disruption what the Ford Model T was to mass-produced cars for the general public - the quintessential singular locus of the zeitgeist. No matter what they do, automotive journalists and Twitter have a field day.

Tesla New Cybertruck Is A Mad Combination Of Performance Figures Whose Design Leaves People Divided© Reuters

It wasn't the least bit surprising that social media went berserk when they launched their own pickup truck. And you'll see why.

But first, let's get to the car itself.

The new pickup truck, also called the Cybertruck, is a rather futuristic set of numbers that, at present, seem too good to be true. But given that Tesla, and more importantly, Elon Musk has time and again proved naysayers wrong, we just might have witnessed what utility vehicles of the future may look, and drive like.

Tesla New Cybertruck Is A Mad Combination Of Performance Figures Whose Design Leaves People Divided© Tesla

Here are the salient features: 

· 600-800 kilometres of range

· 775 BHP

· 100 kWh of electrical storage

· Outlets to power all sorts of power-hungry tools

· 2721 Kilograms or 6000 lbs in weight, in spite of a mostly titanium construction. 

· Bulletproof Cabin

Apart from these, the Cybertruck will also have optional features such as full-cabin pressurization and other amphibious capabilities which will allow it to be driven in conditions that are far from ideal, just in case someone ever plans to take it to Mars. We're not kidding, that's what Tesla's actual position is on this thing.

Tesla New Cybertruck Is A Mad Combination Of Performance Figures Whose Design Leaves People Divided© Tesla

Now, let's address the elephant in the room. The design and the aesthetics of the car. 

At a time when car designers are striving hard for some of the most appealing designs and aesthetic cues, it may come as a painful stab to the heart seeing a boxy design such as this. The boxy design can be attributed to the fact that instead of a regular chassis, the Cybertruck will be made with an exoskeleton. 

Tesla New Cybertruck Is A Mad Combination Of Performance Figures Whose Design Leaves People Divided© Tesla

That, however, did not stop from someone in our office, claiming that The Flintstones had a better-looking car than the Cypertruck, and we can see why.

Tesla New Cybertruck Is A Mad Combination Of Performance Figures Whose Design Leaves People Divided© Hanna-Barbera Productions

Although from some angles, the car does look futuristically minimalistic, it has a striking resemblance to Lamborghini's first SUV, the LM-002.

Tesla New Cybertruck Is A Mad Combination Of Performance Figures Whose Design Leaves People Divided© Reuters

We actually like the angular lines and the single strip of light that doubles up as the headlights.  

Tesla New Cybertruck Is A Mad Combination Of Performance Figures Whose Design Leaves People Divided© Tesla

The 6 seater cabin too has a very Tesla-esque minimalistic theme through and through.

Tesla New Cybertruck Is A Mad Combination Of Performance Figures Whose Design Leaves People Divided© Tesla

However, people on Twitter did not take kindly to the design.

Some said that this was why Musk approved of the design.

Elon musk while designing the new Tesla truck #Cybertruck #teslatruck pic.twitter.com/vx41vZ9mtc

— fernando ishab (@fernandoishab9) November 22, 2019

While others simply could not believe what they were seeing, and already had contingent stories to tell their children when humanity shifts to Mars.

I'm telling my kids this was the Tesla cybertruck #teslatruck #tesla #Cybertruck pic.twitter.com/492Fd97rYM

— Joseph Bue (@joseph_bue1) November 22, 2019

This one though, was downright hilarious.

What we thought #teslatruck would be versus what it actually is

What episode of Black Mirror is this? pic.twitter.com/EQIDrE6uUy

— Thomas Leemon (@thomasleemon) November 22, 2019

And so was this.

@elonmusk Ready for the memes? We'll start. #teslatruck pic.twitter.com/ibRuTl0hcC

— Neal's Resume (@NealsResume) November 22, 2019

And then, there was this gem…

Can't wait to see what it looks like when they port it from GTA: San Andreas to GTA5 and the rest of the pixels load.#Cybertruck #CYBRTRK #teslatruck pic.twitter.com/PPlW1euAGO

— Jason Shallcross (@Shallcross14) November 22, 2019

And finally, there's this.

Elon: ....andddd print.#Cybertruck #CYBRTRK pic.twitter.com/MMNO8Na03c

— Ni (@Avo_NP) November 22, 2019

Did we mention that this was how the “Bulletproof Glass” demo went? Well, it wasn't good.

However, we have to agree, that at $69,900 for the premium most motor and battery pack option, this isn't as tear-inducingly expensive that we had expected it to be.

We just hope that Tesla works out the kinks, including the design before the Cybertruck finally goes into production.


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