Tesla Cybertruck unveil (abridged)

GKhan's picture

Tesla Cybertruck event in 5 minutes

Tesla releases it's first pickup truck in all it's aerodynamic glory. I must admit, my first reaction is that it is ugly AF but having 120V, 240V outlets and an onboard air compressor could be a nice upgrade for some workers.

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daftcunt's picture

We shall see.

  • Stainless steel as car's body was a failure before.
  • It is one ugly mother but 99% of the time you see it from the inside. Unfortunately we have not seen any inside footage. I hope for head up display and not a display in the middle as the only source of info.
  • 240V outlet is fucking great.
  • Armored glass is an expensive gimmick
  • Sloping roofline is outright idiotic.
  • Airsuspension in combination with a loading ramp are excellent!
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GKhan's picture

There are very few interior shots, some more may be coming from the live streams people took during test rides.

I really wonder what market he is going after. With the F150 being one of the highest sold vehicles ever you think attacking that market would be an opportunity but I believe this look is too far of a leap. The strategy could be to simply create a new market and undermine the existing one vs competing head on. But with Ford coming out with an electric truck, this look seems to be a very tough position.

 

Maybe the plan was to build it for Mars.

 

 

 

 

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Dagambit's picture

146,000 reserves already, at $100 deposit a reserve.

I think they are going to be okay. 

 

I personally love it, it grows on you quick. It is utility based, big, and to me looks like something out of Alien or even like a lunar rover. I am hyped up! No paint (sure you can get a paint option) means, they were aiming for no hail or sun damage. Although, because most people park their trucks in the sun, and this is a straight up Metal door, how hot do you think it will be after 8 hours of work? 

 

I like: 

6 and half foot bed

Garage door like cover

led lit bed

modular bed, with compartment rail system, or movable tie down points

extra storage up front and under the bed

HUGE inside

500+ MPG

mega towing capacity (that will no doubt eat your battery faster than ever)

air suspension

I like the lights in the front. 

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Needless_Kane's picture

Are you telling me, you built a truck out of a delorean?

 

Image result for built a time machine out of a delorean

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blue_devil's picture

UGLY

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backdraft's picture
Beta Tester

WTF They actually thought this was a good look. 

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sli0701948's picture

This would be a really good Carmageddon car.

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Needless_Kane's picture

Image result for twisted metal

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Fullauto223cal's picture

That thing looks like they 3D printed it from a PS1 game.

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monkeymania's picture

Saudi money is pouring in for them already for their associates.

 

fUR43P3

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monkeymania's picture

Definitely needed this guy for that demo.

 

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sli0701948's picture

Already over 140k order already but seriously is this truck even street legal? You're certainly the killer and not the killed in a crash driving these.

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daftcunt's picture

Following the reveal the shares took a dive...... The public seems not overly impressed.

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GKhan's picture

A bit of a miss on pricing. I just priced a F-150 with the same specs and left a bunch of options off for $63K. Tesla isn't competing with the lowest cost version, they are competing with the highest cost version. 

 

Not to mention all the additional perks that Tesla has that are not even available with the F-150, then factor in the gas savings which will be an order of magnitude more significant due to the use, finally thow in some maintenance and not only is the cybertruck very close in price to a loaded F-150, a few years later it will be.

 

And of course, don't forget which is going to have a WAY better resale value.

 

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monkeymania's picture

It does sound great. I hope it's just another step in that direction. I hope that bringing it in for simple maintenance or repairs isn't like an Apple rip-off shitshow. I'm probably in at Cybertruck 4.0    I won't be buying one but I hope people do and it works.

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daftcunt's picture

Don't care much for the guy's presentation but he makes a few good points.

 

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nakedslave's picture

I'm gonna have to prostitute myself for the next year or two in order to afford this baby.

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daftcunt's picture

OK, make sure to record this and send us the Pornhub link...

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GKhan's picture

Here's the tag you can use: #GoFundMyCybertruckFuk

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