It took 4 years, which is 2 years late, however the Tesla Cybertruck has lastly arrived with a better value and fewer vary than initially promised.
On Thursday, Tesla held a supply occasion the place it outlined some particulars surrounding the Tesla Cybertruck and handed over the primary vehicles to prospects.
Some particulars are actually confirmed, whereas loads of others nonetheless require solutions.
Tesla’s web site lays out three vehicles, however every claims pricing and vary to be an estimate.
Deliveries of the bottom Rear-Wheel Drive mannequin, presumably with a single motor, will happen in 2025 and value an estimated $60,990, way over the $40,000 Tesla CEO Elon Musk initially quoted, although it is unclear if a lower-line mannequin will probably be added sooner or later. Tesla’s web site notes an estimated 250 miles of vary, a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds, a high velocity of 112 mph, and a tow score of seven,500 kilos for this mannequin.
Tesla’s web site claims the All-Wheel Drive Cybertruck, which is able to presumably will use a dual-motor powertrain, will arrive in buyer palms in 2024 for $79,990 and have an estimated 340 miles of vary. The corporate says the All-wheel Drive mannequin will make 600 hp and seven,435 lb-ft of torque, although the latter is probably going after driveline torque multiplication. Weighing 6,603 kilos, it may go 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds, run to a high velocity of 112 mph, and tow as much as 11,000 kilos.
The highest mannequin, which Tesla dubs Cyberbeast, will price $99,990 and deliveries are deliberate to happen in 2024. Tesla’s web site states this mannequin can have an estimated 320 miles of vary, run 0-60 mph in 2.6 seconds, have a high velocity of 130 mph, and make 845 hp and 10,296 lb-ft of torque (once more, seemingly multiplied).
Tesla’s web site notes a Vary Extender will improve vary for the Cyberbeast to 440 miles and the All-Wheel Drive mannequin to 470 miles. It is an extra battery that is concerning the dimension of a toolbox that can sit in opposition to the again of the cab. It is unclear how a lot the vary extender pack will price, and what it unfavourable impact it’s going to have on towing and payload capability. No truck has been introduced with the five hundred miles of vary initially quoted.
CEO Elon Musk famous random information and figures in the course of the supply occasion with out qualifying or quantifying them. These figures included 1 / 4 mile time of lower than 11 seconds and a payload score of as much as 2,500 kilos.
Tesla’s web site says the Cybertruck is 95 inches huge, 223.7 inches lengthy, and 70.5 inches tall.
Musk stated the composite mattress is 6-feet lengthy and 4-feet huge. Tesla’s web site notes the mattress and cab function 120-volt and 240-volt shops with as much as 11.5-kw of energy output and 65-watt UCB-C ports. It is unclear what number of shops are within the cab, however two 120- and one 240-volt outlet will be seen in a photograph. The Cybertruck may reportedly energy a home, however this was not detailed.
The truck has a 0.335 coefficient of drag and sure unspecified fashions trip on 35-inch all-terrain tires with 20-inch wheels. Tesla’s web site says the Cybertruck has 67 cubic ft of house within the mattress underneath the tonneau cowl and 54 cubic ft of storage contained in the cab with the second row of seats flipped up.
Musk stated in the course of the supply presentation the Cybertruck has as much as 17-inches of floor clearance due to a four-corner air suspension system paired with adaptive dampers. Tesla’s web site particulars that the 17 inches of floor clearance is in Extract Mode, but it surely’s unclear if all vehicles function this method and what numerous drive modes present by way of floor clearance.
The Cybertruck options locking differentials, in keeping with Musk, together with torque vectoring.
In accordance with the web site, the Cybertruck can get better as much as 136 miles of vary in quarter-hour on a quick charger with a max cost fee of 250 kw.
The Cybertruck has a steer-by-wire system and a rear-wheel steering that allows a turning radius shorter than that of a Mannequin X. The Mannequin X’s turning radius is 20.4 ft. It is unknown which Cybertruck fashions function rear-wheel steering or if it is customary.
Musk claimed the Cybertruck has extra torsional stiffness than a McLaren P1. “If you’re ever in an argument with one other automobile, you’ll win,” stated Musk.
The glass is claimed to be rock proof, which prevents rock chips but additionally makes the inside quieter, in keeping with Musk. Tesla’s web site claims the glass can resist the impression of a baseball at 70 mph or class 4 hail.
Musk proudly confirmed a video of a Tommy Gun taking pictures bullets into the facet of a Cybertruck with no steel penetration. It is unclear how far-off the particular person taking pictures the gun was from the truck, however Musk tweeted that the “Doorways are bulletproof to .45” & 9mm.”
The Cybertruck options an 18.5-inch touchscreen on the dashboard and a 9.4-inch touchscreen for rear seat passengers. A 15-speaker audio system is proven on the web site, but it surely’s unclear if this or the rear display will probably be customary.
Tesla designed equipment to work with the Cybertruck, together with a bed-mounted tent for tenting and a roof-mounted gentle bar that may shine gentle as much as 525 yards.
Tesla has not launched battery pack sizes or specs, nor has it famous which battery cells it is utilizing within the Cybertrucks rolling down the meeting line. It is unclear what number of Cybertrucks Tesla has constructed or delivered.
Manufacturing of the Cybertruck started at Tesla’s plant close to Austin, Texas, in July. The identical month ultimate testing and certification started, in keeping with Tesla.