Tesla Cybertruck Said To Be Tougher Than Ford, Chevy…Tesla Armor Glass Says Otherwise
Musk stated “This will be a better truck than an F-150 in terms of truck-like functionality and be a better sports car than a standard 911. That’s the aspiration.”
The truck looks futuristic and is reportedly “the official truck of Mars” but this is actually what the production vehicle will look like rolling off the line.
While the unveiling revealed a pretty cool “Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel” bulletproof structural exoskeleton, when the Tesla Armor glass was put to the test is when things went wrong.
Musk said the glass is impact-resistant, however, that was clearly not the case when a demonstration on stage showed the glass shattering after a small metal ball was thrown at it on stage.
“We’ll fix it in post,” Musk said.
Obviously, the Tesla Cybertruck doesn’t house an internal combustion engine but a signature Tesla electric powertrain made up of single-motor rear-wheel drive, dual-motor all-wheel drive, and tri-motor all-wheel drive.
While official battery specs weren’t released, the RWD truck will have a 250+ mile range, the dual-motor AWD 300+ miles, and the tri-motor AWD truck 500 miles.
Other specs that were released include a 14,000-pound tow claim, a 3,500-pound payload claim, adaptive air suspension and a base price of $39,900 for the rear-wheel-drive single-motor version. The max range version is said to be $69,900. The truck will accelerate to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and cover a quarter-mile in 10.8 seconds.
Production is said to start late 2021 with the tri-motor version happening in 2022.