Tesla Cybertruck - the electric pickup v.s. New Tj Cruiser Concept
Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck, its long-awaited electric pickup truck, and it's possibly even more cyberpunk than CEO Elon Musk said it would be.
Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass. They claim If there was something better, we’d use it. Help eliminate dents, damage and long-term corrosion with a smooth monochrome exoskeleton that puts the shell on the outside of the car and provides you and your passengers maximum protection.
It has Ultra-strong glass and polymer-layered composite can absorb and redirect impact force for improved performance and damage tolerance. Ultra-strong glass and polymer-layered composite can absorb and redirect impact force for improved performance and damage tolerance.Now entering a new class of strength, speed and versatility—only possible with an all-electric design. The powerful drivetrain and low center of gravity provides extraordinary traction control and torque—enabling acceleration from 0-60 mph in as little as 2.9 seconds and up to 500 miles of range.
The Cybertruck also looks markedly different from the truck concept improvised by Tesla owner Simone Giertz — who won fans earlier this year when she hacked off the back roof of a new Tesla Model 3 and converted the sedan into a truck.
Musk had teased several of the design cues ahead of the event, citing influences from Bladerunner to the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me. Both films featured vehicles with sharply angled front ends and overall wedge shapes — an approach to car design that's been seen as futuristic and aerodynamic since Alfa Romeo created the knifelike Carabo concept car in 1968. Others followed, such as Lamborghini's angular Countach and the Lotus Esprit, one of which was made into an amphibious vehicle for Roger Moore's James Bond — a car that Musk bought in 2013.
Mashing up Blade Runner vibes with range and performance, the truck is already one of the company's most polarizing products. The Verge senior reporter Sean O'Kane was at the unveiling and got one of the first rides in the outrageous new truck. Read more: http://bit.ly/34eYaRG Subscribe: http://goo.gl/G5RXGs Like The Verge on Facebook: https://goo.gl/2P1aGc Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/XTWX61 Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/7ZeLvX Why'd You Push That Button Podcast: https://pod.link/1295289748 The Vergecast Podcast: https://pod.link/430333725 More about our podcasts: https://www.theverge.com/podcasts Read More: http://www.theverge.com Community guidelines: http://bit.ly/2D0hlAv Wallpapers from The Verge: https://bit.ly/2xQXYJr Subscribe to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science: http://bit.ly/2FqJZMl
Elon Musk unveiled the bullet-proof, electric pickup truck, which he said was influenced in part by a design from “The Spy Who Loved Me.” READ MORE: https://abcn.ws/2ObbaSZ