Six years ago, super genius, self-proclaimed meme-lord, and decidedly very weird dude Elon Musk first proposed the idea of creating a “supertruck”, and last night in Los Angeles it was finally unveiled to the world. Like the vast majority of Elon’s creations, this truck — Tesla’s first — is very, very impressive. First of all it’s called Cybertruck, which, like… fuck yeah. As for the actual stats of the electric vehicle, it goes from zero to 60mph in 2.9 seconds, WHAT, and the starting price is $40,000. There’s just one little thing.
It’s, uhh, ugly as sin.
It looks like a car from an early PlayStation racing game, or like it just hasn’t finished fully loading yet.
Oh, Elon also stated that Cybertruck is bulletproof, pretty much indestructible, and to prove it he had Franz vol Holzhausesn, head of Tesla design, throw a giant metal ball the windows — which then broke. Twice.
I think everyone’s reactions can be summarized by Elon’s own, which was, “Oh my fucking god.”
Cybertruck is an impressive step forward for electric vehicles in a lot of ways, respect where respect is due, but I mean… come on, we can’t just be expected to let the hilariously bad design and not-actually-bullet-proof-bullet-proof-glass slide.
I am the inventor of the Tesla Cyber Truck. I was inspired by the Star Fox levels where you had to go on land for some reason. Those levels were good to me.
— curating timeline in case Lorne reads it (@boring_as_heck) November 22, 2019
This Tesla looks like something from Goldeneye on N64, back before they could really make people look like people and cars like cars pic.twitter.com/qfjJP0DtT8
— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) November 22, 2019
People always want to know what the latest and greatest technology is, and that includes cars, which is why there’s always so much hype for the next thing Elon Musk is about to pull from his massive (and kind of scary, to be honest) brain. But it looks like the competition Elon has to look out for isn’t from Hyundai or Mitsubishi or even luxury car brands, no, there’s a new player in the game.
As mentioned above, aside from the very questionable look of the Cybertruck, the biggest “oops” moment of the big unveiling was when Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s new truck was unbreakable… and then proceeded to break it. It was only a matter of time until another car company capitalized on this flub, but the truly unbreakable car has come from the most unlikely of corporations.
In an extremely tongue-in-cheek Facebook post, Lego Australia unveiled their new “unbreakable” car — which is literally a single brick.
What’s the seating capacity? What’s the interior like? Where are the windows? Who cares!