Tesla CEO Elon Musk finally revealed the highly anticipated – and secret – Cybertruck pickup truck in Hawthorne, California last night, presenting onlookers with one of the most unique vehicles they have ever seen. As you can except, the EV was greeted by split opinion.
The truck is stainless steel and sports an incredibly angular design, with many people drawing simularities from the Delorean and the Lotus S1 Esprit that was used in the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. However, I’m not too sure that it does much justice for the latter.
The six-seater Cybertruck will be used by Musk to capitalise on the fruitful pickup market in the US, with pre-orders starting immediately followed by production in late 2021.
The pickup will be sold starting at $39,900 (£30,900) for the base model, which has a range of 250 miles, and a $69,000 top-of-the-range model with around 500 miles.
Despite Musk’s best efforts, the presentation didn’t go entirely his way. In fact, the Cybertruck’s ‘armored glass’ broke when a small metal ball was thrown at it by a Tesla designer. Musk then urged him to throw another at the rear left window, before yet another huge crack. Not the smoothest car launch we’ve ever seen.