We all know that the Tesla CEO – Elon Musk never does anything halfheartedly, or simply, including the naming of his own child, but his latest invention, the Tesla Cybertruck is simply a work of art. Granted, we don’t know anyone who would dish out almost $40,000 for the truck but it is fun just imagining.
It was recently reported that the company was planning on loaning their Cybertruck prototype to the Petersen Automotive Museum for its opening, and they called this truck “The first Stationary Public Display”. This is because it is an electric pickup that has not been out much.
This turned out to be one of the best prototypes ever, and it went to the museum in the morning with a few readers of Electrek, who couldn’t believe what they were seeing. There were also many people there waiting in line to have a look at this controversial prototype in person.
Let’s take a closer look at this new Cybertruck.
This is a large vehicle that does not look too imposing, although Elon Musk has been talking about making it 3-5% smaller, which is a plan that was eventually scrapped. By the look of things, the recent reveal is probably going to be the actual size of the vehicle, which is 79.8 inches wide, 231.7 inches long and 75 inches tall.
In the image above, the look from the front angles looks exceptionally great, even though the rear looks a little weird. The steel finishes are very impressive, but it does seem to catch the light weirdly sometimes. This makes it look like some of the body panels are glossier than the others with its sharp edges.
The design clearly shows that it needs to keep being polished although this shouldn’t be much of a problem for new car owners.
Wheels and Tires
These look a little crazy in the pictures, although, in person, they are not too crazy.
They are not only massive, but you can clearly see that they are not the regular sized wheels, and have an aero wheel cap and a rugged looking tire.
The wells of the wheels are also fully enclosed such that you cannot see the suspension at all.
When you look underneath the Cybertruck, you can see that it has been roped off so you cannot get a good look at the bottom. But it is all pretty smooth.
The Center Display
The center display of the Cybertruck is much different from the other models, and it appears to be thicker on the edges, and it is squarer and looks like the new iPad models.
You can also clearly see the side cameras that are expected to be used like the current vehicle’s repeaters and for the side views on the inside of the car.
This is currently not legal on US roads, although there has been much effort to change this, so the cameras and screens can replace the mirrors just like what is available in Europe.
The Charge Port
See below an image of the Tesla Cybertruck’s charge port.
This really sticks out due to the steel body and the lack of taillights extends to the sides. On the other Tesla vehicles, there is an integration of the charge port with the taillight trim in order to blend into the body.
The price of the Cybertruck will range from $40,000 for a single motor, two-wheel-drive model, right up to $70,000 for the top banana (and blindingly) quick tri-motor version. Although, there might likely still be a smaller version that would cost around $30,000.
We have to admit that this is a truly revolutionary new car model and a big thanks to Elon Musk for allowing the public to view a prototype of it and we await the release in showrooms from 2021. It’s fun to see such designs coming up in the world today. A true testament of what technology can do.