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Old 22nd November 2019, 13:59   #31
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I would be damned if this is not a very expensive practical joke by a rich eccentric man.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 14:09   #32
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Not far-off from this Mad Max Contraption rite?

I watched the whole thing live and my initial reaction was is it some sort of a prank, Elon?

Then the design grew on me. Elon's vision is to make this Cybertruck the default rover on Mars albeit in a Pressurized Edition, upon learning this i can see why it was designed this way. It has to be nothing like anything
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Old 22nd November 2019, 14:14   #33
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Front is acceptable, even the sides till the cabin area. But things start to look bad at the place where the truck bed starts and it's slopped because of the powered sliding bed cover (like a western garage door) and that killed the looks. Had the the slope been replaced by a typical pick up truck bed, it would have been a looker, despite the sharp edges.

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Old 22nd November 2019, 15:48   #34
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Guess its a modular approach for product expansion, when the next requirement for an electric drone is raised by the US war machine, Tesla can just add a couple of wings and a coat of radar absorbent paint and wallah we have the electric drone.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 17:37   #35
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This is when you throw everything + the kitchen sink at it and the design comes out like this :-)

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Old 22nd November 2019, 17:53   #36
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This is surely a radical and polarizing design. Surely many practical things are missing or appear to be missing like ORVM, Wipers, Storage spaces in cabin etc. The whole intent looks like to present something really radical and then call it a cybertruck. Well time will tell. Here is the first ride review from MKBHD.

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People are having a field day on the social media sites after the unveil and the armor glass test failed!

While the truck looks butch just like the other American trucks, I just can't get over the hideous designs done with just straight lines and zero curves. And this is from the same manufacturer that brought out the Model 3 and Model S which are both beautiful cars.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 18:28   #38
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While Tri-Motor AWD version has impressive Range (500 miles) and acceleration (2.9 sec)it remains to be seen how the Cybertruck's range holds up with a significant payload or while towing.

Nevertheless with AWD and Air suspension, it'll be a competent Off-roader.
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If they had designed the back like a traditional pick up truck, like the below image found online, it will make a big difference. But doing this changes will unfortunately mean increased production cost, since this is a exoskeleton design, the shape of the body itself gives it strength, no need for chassis or other structural design elements which involves complex stamping.

It is rumored to have 100kwh battery pack in base version, if true then tesla has found some innovative way to cut costs down ( design?). Since comparable kwh model S with 100kwh costs significantly more.

Also on twitter, order numbers imply that it is already surpassed 1lakh pre orders after the unveiling but pre order amount is only $100. I think model 3 pre order amount was $1000.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 20:26   #40
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Personally I feel this is just a prototype and the road legal version would be different ( wipers, sideview mirrors..ironic that i have to say it) or maybe they would just tweak it a bit.

I wish it looked better.
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Wonder why nobody noticed it Looks like origami.
But yeah its hideous. It looks like one of those contraptions we see In the newer fast and furious movies or otherwise driven by villains in superhero/scifi movies.
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Considering the steel alloy body, I guess this truck too will be delivered unpainted like the DeLoreans. I also notice some design similarities to the delorean especially the rear quarter angle.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 23:12   #43
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While watching the live stream yesterday, I was thinking and hoping it was a joke. I was expecting a radical design, but this is way too radical. Imagine dropping off a kid to school or driving to Home Depot in this thing. Elon is already accused of stretching facts and showmanship, the glass shattering did not help with that image.

On the other hand, the sledge hammer to the door was impressive, the tailgate with a builtin ramp that supported the electric ATV was impressive. Something that is getting less attention is a truck underneath that can beat the performance of a F150, and a Porsche 911. Now that is crazy. For a price starting at $39.5k even the barebones version has very impressive specs. If very few people make the reservation, Tesla will be bound to update some of the design features. At the minimum they need to add blinkers, mirrors and make it look more normal.

Regardless other manufacturers should take note of the specs and use this as an opportunity to scale their EV efforts, and bring forward designs that are easy on the eyes hopefully with similar specs and prices.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 23:20   #44
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So apparently as per Motortrend who had early access, this was still a clay model 8 weeks ago and the prototype was getting put together only 2 weeks ago.

So it definitely looks rushed. So I think they have plenty of time to redesign it.
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Old 22nd November 2019, 23:49   #45
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Comparing it with the Rivian R1T. R1T looks more conventional in comparison but honestly that Tesla looks like a vehicle the Terminator brought along from the future. It's simple yet intimidating. It's an art and I love it, I hope they won't change anything and will produce them like it is.
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