Tesla Cybertruck

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  1. KingVamp
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    No, this isn't an out of season April Fools' joke. This is Tesla's latest EV.

    If the features of this truck wasn't already enough, apparently a solar power option is also planned.
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    Is this something you want or is this too much?
     
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  2. alexander1970

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    Thank you for this "News".....
    Yes,that is our Future....
    (I think the "Makers" watched to much Judge Dredd/Demoliton Man (the Originals from the 90´s) or such Kind of Movies....).:evil:
     
  3. FAST6191

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    This Tesla lark appears more like a cult every time it comes up.

    That said I am not entirely sure what function such a thing serves.
     
  4. raystriker

    raystriker The powers that be

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    Straight lines/edges are cheap. Curves are expensive.
    This is definitely why the truck supposedly costs what it does. I don't like it. They could have been futuristic but still made it attractive. For me, it isn't.
     
  5. DinohScene

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    The 80's called, they want their blocky design back.
     
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  6. MeAndHax

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    Looks very futuristic, honestly.
    If we all would have cars like these, we would adjust and this design would be “normal” for us. Just because it’s different doesn’t mean it’s bad.
    2 years ago it was weird to see someone wearing AirPods but now I see them everywhere, it just became something normal.

    it looks like taken straight from a futuristic movie.
    Why are people so upset about “progress”?
    Hey it’s something different, cars look the same since at least the last 15 years
     
  7. FAST6191

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    Curved shapes are among the most strong (there is a reason arches were used in old buildings, and not because it looks cool, indeed car designers often hold back a bit lest your car look like a bunch of oil barrels going down the road, or they might kick such things to internal cavities), and aerodynamics also suffer a bit with flat surfaces like that. It might look like a stealth jet (I imagine that is what you are getting "futuristic" from) but they mostly only looked like that because computers weren't yet there to do better and that worked for then.
    They might well have some whizz bang aerospace grade stainless steel superalloy (that is also somehow hung rather loosely on the vehicle -- rolling with the punches is a good plan) but that stuff is invariably expensive as anything and takes a whole bunch of extra tooling to create (it is also likely an absolute bastard to weld, and if they made easy to weld stainless then they have a rather large market they are not doing anything with) so I am not expecting that in the final build. Now things have been heading there for a while (carbon fibre and aluminium have only been headed off for conventional normal person cars thanks to some serious efforts on the part of steel makers, most of the really high end stuff has long since been abandoned to such materials). Likewise a direct impact on glass (as opposed to the usual glancing at an angle thing that otherwise bothers windscreens) does not show a great deal.

    If they are making a destruction derby car then fantastic but I am not seeing much that will do for the common man.

    This in addition to that guy chatting utter bollocks a lot of the time just to generate hype(rloop). Here they are seemingly exploiting a sketchy understanding of engineering, engineering failures and materials in people to try to puff themselves up which is why I am dubious.
     
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  8. Harsky

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    If it was designed for ease of repair and ease of producing spare parts for the individual panels then I can understand but unfortunately we are now in an era where manufacturers don't like the idea of a car lasting a long time when they could be adopting the phone model and sell you a new one as soon as you paid the last installment.
     
  9. x65943

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    Looks like it belongs in a Björk music video
     
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  10. KingVamp
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    My first thought was the DeLorean. The internet seems pretty split on whether this looks good or not. lol
     
  11. Chary

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    I'm still waiting for the car's textures to load in, so it doesn't look all blocky.

    Wait you mean that's what it's supposed to look like?

    Oh no...
     
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  12. slaphappygamer

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    I just want the van from Tango&Cash. Electrificate that, Elon!

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    It is Minecraft, you know.
     
  13. Veho

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    "I want to keep up our 'hip' and 'with it' image. What's cool and popular these days?"
    "80s retro-futurism."
    "What does that look like?"
    "Dunno, triangles and shit?"
    "Sold!"
     
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  14. James_

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    1980: There will be flying cars in the future

    2019: Introducing the Cybertruck, it's just a car from a PS1 game brought into real life
     
  15. Viri

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    Looks like a PS1 or N64 game's car. Also, aren't cars supposed to have rear view windows?
     
  16. James_

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    You're right, where the fuck are the rear view windows
     
  17. AmandaRose

    AmandaRose Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan

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    The best bit was when Musk was going on about the Cybertruck having bulletproof and totally unbreakable glass and then much to his embarrassment this happened.

     
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    "This glass is fucking indestructible"

    glass breaks
     
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  19. KingVamp
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    Funny, but it isn't like the ball went through. Also, this.
    Link

    Matte Black confirmed.
    Link

    Can't find an actual imagine of it, but there is storage in the hood as well as under the bed.

    Cameras.
     
  20. cots

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    It looks pretty cool and all, but I gave up driving 20 years ago. It's one of the leading causes of death in the USA (far more than guns) and it pollutes the environment and cars are one of the leading factors to climate change. Anyone who claims they support cutting carbon and drive a car, especially when the world is supposed to end in 12 years is a fucking piece of shit hypocrite. Seeings as electric cars are created and use more resources in their creation thus polluting the environment even more than normal gas cars do I think you can see where I'm coming from. (Sorry to tell you, at the end of the day electric cars end up using more resources thus creating more carbon then driving a gas car). Plus, walking and using public transportation keeps you psychically active. So it looks cool and all, but I won't be buying one.
     
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