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Tesla is announcing their new truck today at 11 PM ET (4 AM UK time), finally ending the mystery of the design of the vehicle.
There are still a few hours of speculation left, however, and Elon Musk loves nothing more than to tease us.
In his latest tweet he notes:
Tesla Cybertruck (pressurized edition) will be official truck of Mars
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 21, 2019
While this may not appear to reveal much, there has been speculation that Musk has been hiding the design of the Cybertruck in plain sight, in a render of Elon’s Mars base published some time ago.
In the foreground of the base we can see some kind of vehicle, which looks like this when zoomed in:
Musk had earlier said the truck will look like an “armoured personnel carrier from the future” and the vehicle pictures certainly fits the bill.
Tesla also tweeted this video, which shows the profile of the vehicle, which matches the Mars truck above.
Cybertruck Unveil starts at 8
Stay tuned for livestream pic.twitter.com/zrbsoKKLd7
— Tesla (@Tesla) November 21, 2019
In another tweet, he said “Cybertruck design influenced partly by The Spy Who Loved Me,” tweeting a video of James Bond’s amphibious car with its iconic angular design.
Of course, such a design will probably have very few fans, but Musk had said: “if there’s only a small number of people that like that truck, I guess we’ll make a more conventional truck in the future.”
Telsa has confirmed that the truck will be called “CYBRTRK”, following a trademark filed by Tesla on the 6th November being discovered. CYBRTRK.com redirects to Tesla.com at present.
He has also said it will feature a 400-500 mile range, dual-motor all-wheel-drive drive train and dynamic suspension, and “300,000 lbs of towing capacity,” and will cost less than $50,000 and “be better than a Ford F150.”
Musk promised their truck would be “a better sports car than a standard Porsche 911”, as well as a “better truck than a Ford F-150 in terms of truck-like functionality.”
The Tesla Cybertruck Launch will be in Los Angeles near the SpaceX rocket factory, and the event will be live-streamed. Keep an eye on the site for news on the full reveal.