• Take a look at Tesla’s Cybertruck

    Date:22 November 2019 Author: Kyro Mitchell Tags:

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the much anticipated Cybertruck on Thursday night in Los Angeles, and its safe to say the vehicle is nothing like you’ve ever seen before. The Cybertruck, which was first mentioned back in 2012 , will start at around R580,000 and can be expected to roll off the assembly line at the end of 2021.

    The strange, angular body of the Cybertruck is made up of ultra-hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel. To demonstrate how strong the body of the vehicle is, Musk invited chief designer Franz Von Holzhausen onto the stage to beat the door of the truck with a sledgehammer, which resulted in zero damage.

    It wasn’t all smooth sailing though. When the time came to showcase the “Tesla Armor Glass”, Musk played the audience a video of the glass withstanding gunshots. He then had a volunteer from the audience throw an object at the window of the vehicle from close range, and to Musk’s surprise, it completely smashed both the front and back windows, but failed to go through the glass, as Musk reiterated when he said “It didn’t go through”.

     

    Three versions of the truck will be available to purchase.

    1. The base model will come with a single rear-wheel drive motor, have with a towing capacity of 3401Kg, a range of 402 kilometers, and sell for around R580,000. ($39,900)

    2. The next version of the Cybertruck will have dual motor, all-wheel drive train with a maximum range of 482 Kilometers, a towing capacity of 4535 kilograms, and sell for around R730,000 ($49,900)

    3. The top of the line model will ship with a triple motor, all-wheel drive train with a range of 804 kilometers, a towing capacity of 6350 kilograms and sell for R1,000,000. (This version will only start production in late 2022)

    The Cybertruck will be going head-to-head with the Ford F series, which has been the best-selling pickup truck for the last 40 years in the US, and the Chevrolet Silverado, another tough competitor in the pickup market.

    Feature image: Twitter/ @TheNamesTipo

     

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