Tesla’s Cybertruck is finally here and it looks nothing like a conventional pickup truck. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla unveiled the much anticipated vehicle at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. Cybertruck is an off-road electric vehicle made from a newly developed stainless steel alloy. It is the same metal that is used by Elon Musk’s Aerospace Company SpaceX to build rockets and spacecrafts.
Shaped like a pickup truck designed for Mars, Cybertruck’s exterior shell made is for ultimate durability and passenger protection. It boasts an ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless-steel structural skin and an ultra-strong Tesla armor glass. According to Musk, the alloy makes the electric car literally bulletproof against a nine-millimeter handgun. The sides of the truck were smacked by a sledgehammer which caused zero damage to the vehicle. Embarrassingly, the unbreakable metal glass windows got some cracks when a metal ball was thrown at them.
The vehicle is described to have better utility than a truck and will perform better than a sports car. Cybertruck will be available in three variants namely Single motor RWD, Dual motor AWD and Tri motor AWD. The top Tri motor all wheel drive variant will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60mph in just 2.9 seconds. It will have 3,500 pounds of payload capacity and a towing capability of over 14,000 pounds. On single charge, Cybertruck will be able to cover a distance of 500 miles.
The Cybertruck from Tesla offers 100 cubic feet of exterior lockable storage space. The electric truck can seat six comfortably with additional storage under the second-row seats. Besides that, the vehicle comes with an adaptive air suspension system which allows the driver to adjust the ride height of the truck. The price for the base version starts at $39,900 whereas the top model will set you back $69,900. One can also opt for the self driving version which if selected now will cost you about $9600.
Well, that was not all at the event as Elon Musk also unveiled the Cyberquad ATV. This small electric all-terrain vehicle will come at first as an option for the Cybertruck. No further details have been released yet about the electric ATV.