The new Tesla Cybertruck “bulletproof” launches to a rocky start
After so many months of waiting, the Tesla’s highly anticipated electric pickup truck is finally here. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck electric pickup truck yesterday in front of thousands of fans at its Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. However, the debut suffered a setback after its ‘armored glass’ windows shattered.
The Cybertruck has an angular body in gunmetal gray that resembles an armored vehicle truck. The truck has a range of 500 miles and comes at a starting price of $50,000. The Cybertruck’s steel exoskeleton is impenetrable. The bulletproof glass comes standard. The all-wheel drive gets 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds. Faster than a Porsche but it can tow 14,000 pounds.
Unlike traditional pickup trucks, Cybertruck looks like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Crowds were impressed with the futuristic look. The Cybertruck looks like a large metal trapezoid on wheels, more like an art piece than a truck. Instead of a separate cab and bed, the cybertruck body comes in a single form.
The exterior of the truck is made from a newly developed stainless steel alloy, Musk said, the same metal that’s used for SpaceX rockets. That alloy enables the car to be “literally bulletproof” against, at least, smaller firearms, including a 9 millimeter handgun, Musk said.