Tesla Cybertruck has a visual appeal that is essentially an angular depiction of a smart design. An extension of what Tesla does best, the electric pickup is unlike any other production ready vehicle that’s occupying one’s mindspace.
Cybertruck features an exterior shell designed for durability and passenger protection. Though the initial demo for it didn’t go quite as planned. A metal ball thrown by Franz von Holzhausen, Tesla’s chief of design shattered both windows.
Knowing Tesla, that’s not something they would leave to chance when the vehicle graces roads. So, while the armoured glass didn’t quite hold fort on the day, Cybertruck’s exoskeleton is designed to be impenetrable.
It’s a smart amalgamation of modern day components heralded for superior strength and endurance. This includes Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin and Tesla armour glass. With equal focus on the vehicle’s exterior and not just on making it look grand, the specially crafted exoskeleton does away with dents, damage or long-term corrosion. The monochrome exoskeleton also eliminates distractions of design, and effectively puts a shell on the vehicle body for max protection.
Ultra-strong glass and polymer-layered composite absorbs and redirects impact force for improved performance. It comes with the ability to raise and lower suspension four inches in either direction for easy access to Cybertruck. The vehicle’s utility comes through in its self-leveling capabilities. Cybertruck can seat six and has additional storage under the second-row seats. An advanced 17” touchscreen with an all-new customized user interface will feature.
In showcasing Tesla Cybertruck’s ability, a sledgehammer was used to beat the vehicle to reflect its bulletproof proposition. In other news, Cybertruck triumphed in a tug-of-war with a Ford F150, and a drag race with a Porsche 911.
An electric pickup truck, Tesla Cybertruck is available in three avatars for varying drive range – 250 miles (402 kms), 300 miles (482 kms), and 500 miles (804 kms) of range. Price starts at $39,900. Preorders are being entertained now though Cybertruck will only roll off the assembly line in late 2021.
The single motor rear-wheel drive comes with 250 miles drive range, 7,500-pound (3,401 kgs) towing capacity, and goes from 0-60 mph in under 6.5 seconds. It costs $39,900 (Rs 28.66 lakhs). A dual motor all-wheel drive has 300 miles of range, 10,000-pound (4,535 kgs) towing capacity, and gets to 0-60 mph in under 4.5 seconds. This variant costs $49,900 (Rs 35.84 lakhs).
A triple motor all-wheel drive comes with the promise of 500 miles of range, 14,000-pound (6,350 kgs) towing capacity, and gets to 0-60 mph in under 2.9 seconds. This range-topper costs $69,900 (Rs 50.21 lakhs). This variant will go into production in late 2022. All variants payload capacity is same at 7,500-pound (3,401 kgs).