Elon Musk’s crazy vision for an electric pickup truck is finally here.
Surrounded by iconic vehicles from Hollywood’s Sci-Fi history such as Blade Runner and Back to the Future, Tesla unveiled its interpretation of a sci-fi-themed electric pickup this evening in Southern California, and it’s called the Cybertruck. There’s something very different about this machine versus all those others, however. This isn’t science fiction – it’s fact. And it’s slated to hit dealerships sooner than you might expect.
There’s absolutely no mistaking this truck for anything else on the road. Its body is comprised of a steel alloy that Musk says is dent-resistant, scratch-resistant, and per a demo onsite at the reveal, sledgehammer proof as well. In fact, he also says the Cybertruck is bulletproof to 9mm shells, and the glass is also said to be strong, though not quite as strong as Musk apparently hoped, as the Cybertruck’s glass did shatter rather spectacularly on stage.
So yeah, the body is pretty strong, but what about stats? Musk tossed some serious numbers out for the unconventional pickup, not the least of which being 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds for the highest-performance all-wheel-drive model. That machine will also turn a quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds, and it’s said to “corner like it’s on rails.”
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