Tesla Officially Revealed Its Cybertruck Last Night: Here's A Recap

To say it’s incredibly unique is an understatement.

Last night, Elon Musk walked onto the stage at Tesla’s Design Studio dressed like The Terminator. He unveiled a wild, bold sci-fi vision — something right out of Blade Runner or Total Recall. In the real world, it looks like something akin to a DeLorean, Mars Rover, and Stealth Fighter all-in-one. This thing has people talking.

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Above: A look at Tesla’s new Cybertruck (Images: Tesla via Reddit: hannah_hd02)

After years of careful, conservative design (notwithstanding Tesla’s minimalist interiors), the Silicon Valley automaker went all-in on its new Cybertruck aesthetic. Go big or go home. Kirsten Korosec at TechCrunch calls it, “a futuristic vehicle that seemed stripped straight out of a post-apocalyptic era movie.” Forbes’ John Koetsier says that it is “ugly as sin.” Jalopnik’s Patrick George calls it, “a brutal, angular beast.”

Christopher Smith at Motor1 says, “There’s absolutely no mistaking this truck for anything else on the road.” And perhaps that’s the point. To get people talking about electric vehicles, a breakthrough, irreverent design is necessary. This truck is, to put it mildly, a conversation starter. And there’s a lot to talk about.

Above: Up close and personal with Tesla’s new Cybertruck (Source: Motor1)

Then there’s the performance, “Cybertruck will be able to hit 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds. Musk said the truck will also handle like it’s on rails.” Yes, this pickup can outrun a Porsche 911 in a drag race. It can also outmuscle a Ford F-150 in a tug-of-war… uphill. Yet the most surprising revelation may have been the base price: Cybertruck starts at $39,900.

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