When it comes to groundbreaking cars, Tesla always leads the way. Their dynamic most-awaited masterpiece, the Tesla Cybertruck, has been turning heads for years now. Yes, we know the iconic bulletproof window smashing did make plenty of highlights, but it’s not just a pickup truck, it’s a whole new idea of what a truck can be.
In a dramatic display, Tesla’s enigmatic CEO, Elon Musk, declared that the Cybertruck had withstood a hail of bullets from a Tommy gun, “Al Capone style,” leaving the passenger compartment unscathed. This big test has electrified both Tesla enthusiasts and skeptics, shining a spotlight on the Cybertruck’s formidable durability and safety ahead its launch.
Now we have a date, and the production looks like getting speed finally with all the testing and Cybertruck spotting.
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Tesla Cybertruck Updates
Elon Musk has revealed an ambitious plan – a production capacity of 125,000 Cybertrucks per year at the Gigafactory in Texas.
This is not just a number, it’s again a promise made by Musk. The Cybertruck will be right there on the assembly line alongside the Model Y, as Giga Texas gears up for a major model refresh similar to the Model 3. The message is clear: Tesla is all in to change the EV dynamics.
The news doesn’t stop there, during this event, Tesla was also expected to reveal the official pricing, which originally started at a tantalizing $39,900 when the Cybertruck was first announced back in 2019.
But Elon didn’t mention a price. However, from the looks of it, it appears Cybertruck would be anything but cheap. Why? Because of the statement made by Elon Musk.
“It is going to require immense work to reach volume production and be cash-flow positive at a price that people can afford.”
What got the motor running at never-before speeds are the latest updates that we are witnessing making the rounds on the internet including the vehicle sighting and tests.
Front Wheel Drive Base Variant
Schematic images of the Tesla Cybertruck’s powertrain have recently been unveiled by a well-known Tesla reporter, causing a significant buzz in the automotive and tech communities. These schematics suggest a deviation from Tesla’s initial announcements regarding the Cybertruck’s base variant.
However, the newly discovered schematics indicate that the base model might feature a front-wheel-drive (FWD) system. This revelation has raised numerous questions and concerns about the Cybertruck’s performance capabilities. In the truck world, rear-wheel drive is often preferred for tasks like towing and hauling due to its better traction and weight distribution.
The potential shift from RWD to FWD in the Cybertruck’s base variant could challenge Tesla’s initial promises and leave potential buyers and enthusiasts seeking clarity on the vehicle’s true capabilities.
Beast Mode Acceleration
The Tesla Cybertruck continues to capture the attention of automotive enthusiasts, especially with its impressive performance metrics. In a recent podcast with Joe Rogan, Tesla CEO Elon Musk shed light on the Cybertruck’s acceleration capabilities, revealing that they aim to achieve a 0 to 60 mph time of under 3 seconds in what Musk terms the “beast mode” version. This acceleration rate would not only position the Cybertruck as one of the fastest trucks on the market but also place it alongside high-performance sports cars.
For comparison, the heavy-duty Ford F250 takes around 7 seconds to reach 0 to 60 mph. Achieving such a feat with the Cybertruck would revolutionize truck performance standards and challenge even some renowned sports cars.
Dynamic Variable Steering Ratio
One of the most intriguing discussions surrounding the vehicle is the potential inclusion of a Dynamic Variable Steering Ratio. This advanced steering system adjusts the ratio between the driver’s steering input (how much they turn the steering wheel) and the wheel’s response (how much the wheels turn) based on various driving conditions.
Although not *confirmed* Dynamic Variable Steering Ratio on Cybertruck all evidence is pointing to that direction.
** Dynamic Steer-by-wire enables the vehicle to automatically adjust (via the computer) how much a driver has to turn their steering wheel to maneuver the vehicle… pic.twitter.com/4BcM42H3k7
— Nic Cruz Patane (@niccruzpatane) November 1, 2023
In essence, it can provide a more direct steering response during high-speed maneuvers while offering a more relaxed response during slow-speed situations, like parking.
Cybertruck Bulletproof Test
Elon Musk, the maverick CEO of Tesla, left the world in awe with a startling revelation with the latest bullet test. He said:
“We emptied the entire drum magazine of a Tommy gun into the driver door Al Capone style. No bullets penetrated into the passenger compartment.”
We emptied the entire drum magazine of a Tommy gun into the driver door Al Capone style. No bullets penetrated into the passenger compartment.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 20, 2023
In a remarkable display of the Tesla Cybertruck’s bulletproof capability, Musk’s audacious test has sent shockwaves through the automotive industry. Why? Because the last metal ball stint did not go so well but brought huge publicity for Elon.
This time around people are taking the news with a generous bit of salt because they want more to chew on it. Some critics of the Tesla Cybertruck are asking for more information on the video that was published with official confirmation by Elon.
The major conversation states that Elon should reveal the specifics of the bulletproof test including the size of the bullet and the steel sheet used on the exterior of Cybertruck. Critics argue that a .45 is not a reliable measure of its bulletproof capacity against the more powerful versions of weapons.
One other question that comes to mind with this test is its timing, as the due date is just around the corner. Musk might be using this bulletproof video to reason with the never-ending delays and production challenges Cybertruck is facing. Specifically, on the affordable pricing front.
Stainless Steel Body
It was all about proving that the Cybertruck’s stainless steel body is super strong and durable. They even put a video where the Cybertruck doors have numerous bullet holes, showing that it was a part of the bullet testing and how tough it is.
Elon Musk wanted to make it clear that the Cybertruck is not like regular cars – it’s built to last and take a beating, and he made sure everyone knew it in a very dramatic way.
We hope it’s not just like the last display of bulletproof glass that shattered. The Internet family did not approve of the test instantly either as they still did not trust the test.
Reddit threads are full of people questioning more and more about the Cybertruck features and bulletproof test. Many questioned that what is the need to put heavy steel on the outside to pull this party trick.
Some users came out to appreciate the successful test saying this test makes full sense. 404_Gordon_Not_Found said:
“It doesn’t make it any less understandable, which is my point. Also, I don’t get what’s so hard to understand. Truck people like tough, rugged trucks right? Here you go, body panels that are resistant to door tintinnabulations, scratches, and even some bullets. Can’t get more ‘Built Ford Tough’ than this”
Rear-Wheel Steering Feature
During the “Cyber Rodeo” launch party, Tesla showcased the much-anticipated Cybertruck, which has been the center of attention for Tesla enthusiasts. One of the standout moments was the revelation of the Cybertruck’s rear-wheel steering feature. This innovative technology will allow drivers to easily park the vehicle, even in tight spaces, considering the Cybertruck’s substantial size. Elon Musk had previously hinted at this feature on Twitter, emphasizing its utility in maneuvering and tackling challenging parking situations.
The rear-wheel steering is especially noteworthy given that the Cybertruck’s size is expected to surpass even that of the Ford F-150’s wheelbase.
Tesla Cybertruck Expected Price
With the much-anticipated Cybertruck set for its grand debut on November 30, there’s more to share. The news doesn’t stop there; during this event, Tesla was also expected to reveal the official pricing, which originally started at a tantalizing $39,900 when the Cybertruck was first announced back in 2019.
However, from the looks of it, it appears Cybertruck would be anything but cheap. Why? Because of the statement made by Elon Musk.
“It is going to require immense work to reach volume production and be cash-flow positive at a price that people can afford,” Elon Musk.
Elon Musk has instead revealed an ambitious plan – a production capacity of 125,000 Cybertrucks per year at the Gigafactory Texas. But he said nothing specific about the price tag of the truck.
This is not just a number, it’s again a promise made by Musk. ( Although there are fewer chances of it happening at the promised time it will happen!) The message with this news is clear: Tesla is all in to change the EV dynamics.
The Cybertruck will be right there on the assembly line alongside the Model Y, as Giga Texas gears up for a major model refresh similar to the Model 3.
Tesla Cybertruck Delivery Date
Well, folks, hold onto your hats because it’s that magical moment when Tesla graces us with another definitely, absolutely, no-more-delays-this-time delivery date for the Cybertruck.
Elon Musk in his latest tweet on X mentioned how they fired entire drum magazine on Cybertruck and nothing penetrated inside.
Can you believe it?
After countless delays, Tesla’s latest proclamation is that the electric pickup truck will start rolling into driveways on November 30. Truly, it’s heart-warming to see them sticking to a timeline, isn’t it?
And, you know, despite all the previous deadlines that slipped through their fingers like greased lightning, this time, just maybe, we might actually see the elusive Cybertruck out in the wild by the end of the year.
But, of course, it’s not like we’ve heard that before, right?
Even though we finally have a firm release date set for the end of November, it’s hard not to remain a touch skeptical. The Cybertruck’s history has been riddled with uncertainty and shifting timelines, after all.
While we may approach it with a hint of caution, having a solid date to circle on the calendar does provide a glimmer of hope that the Cybertruck might just be inching closer to reality.
Cybertruck Vs Other Electric Trucks
Four years ago, you could count the number of electric pickups on one hand, and affordability was still a thing. Now, the Cybertruck has some serious competition, but let’s not get too carried away with the idea of bargains.
Oh, how the times have changed for Cybertruck!
The 2023 F-150 Lightning, for example, starts at a mere $50,000, and by “mere,” we mean, you get a basic, no-frills work truck that might just make it to your neighbor’s house and back without needing a recharge. But hey, if you want a bit more comfort and a 320-mile battery pack, be ready to part with around $70,000.
And then there’s the Rivian R1T, a steal at $73,000 and climbing. If you have a hankering for the GMC Hummer EV, well, that’s a cool hundred grand and then some.
But wait, Tesla’s Cybertruck claims to offer an impressive 500 miles of range and spacecraft/supercar-like acceleration. It’s almost too tough to imagine that the high-end won’t hit your wallet for at least $100,000, considering the “affordable” options out there.
It’s like a pricing party, and everyone’s invited – as long as you’re prepared to bring your piggy bank!
What To Expect In The Future?
As the anticipation for the official launch of the Tesla Cybertruck reaches a fever pitch, the electric vehicle giant has been keeping the world on its toes.
Over the past few months, Tesla has been quietly producing a fleet of Cybertrucks within the walls of Gigafactory Texas, a strategic move that has left enthusiasts and investors eagerly awaiting eagerly.
In a recent call about Tesla’s Q3 earnings, Elon Musk cautioned everyone not to get too excited about the Cybertruck production. He mentioned that it’s going to be really tough to make a lot of them. Tesla’s big plan is to build 250,000 Cybertrucks every year, but that won’t happen until after 2024. Plus, more than a million people have already said they want one.
The car company hasn’t given us the official details for the final production version of the pickup truck, even though they first said it would start at about $40,000.
They had plans for different versions, like a basic one with a single motor and rear-wheel drive, and a super-fast Tri-Motor model. But, it’s uncertain which of these versions, if any, will actually hit the market in 2024.
What we can tell is that it might not be very cheap according to the words of Musk.
Despite a series of delays and a pandemic-induced production setback, the Tesla Cybertruck continues to generate a wave of anticipation in the automotive world.
Earlier this year, Tesla’s production plans were modest, with limited releases scheduled for the summer, followed by mass production in 2024. Surprisingly, at least one Cybertruck rolled off the assembly line in July, offering a glimmer of progress.
Originally introduced in 2019, the Cybertruck’s journey has been marked by twists and turns, including multiple postponements and missing preproduction targets in 2021.
The competition has also intensified, with major automakers like Ford and Rivian launching their electric pickups. Yet, the Cybertruck’s allure remains unchanged, capturing the waiting world, even with its unforgettable mammoth windshield wiper, and bulletproof windows which still seem like a piece of science fiction that might just become a reality in its final design.
Launch in November, this particular date is undeniably more reassuring than the vague release windows Tesla had previously dangled before us. We are all hoping that this time it’s for real and is coming for everyone waiting!