#CyberTruck: Massive fail or total win for Elon Musk?
Once again, Elon Musk makes us ask - what on earth could he have possibly been thinking?!
Elon Musk just made a new car, and unveiled it on Thursday night at Los Angeles. As he did so, however, reactions were a bit... well, mixed.
Here's what happened: First, he unveiled the electric pickup truck with a futuristic angular body in gunmetal gray that looked like an armored vehicle.
The @Tesla #Cybertruck is here, and pre-orders are open.— Engadget (@engadget) November 22, 2019
•Production starts in 'late 2021'
•A single-motor RWD model costs $39,900
•Triple-motor AWD with 500+ miles of range costs $69,900https://t.co/UIHxpBaok3 pic.twitter.com/Yk6NWopjsa
Except, so much went wrong.
To begin with, although it was supposed to look like an armored vehicle, it looked more like a cardboard spaceship. Think hulking sharp geometric body; entirely made from stainless steel, set atop massive tires and windows made from armored glass.
Second, it got the whole armored aspect horribly wrong. As Reuters reports, during the launch event, Musk claimed the truck’s “ultra-hard” exterior “won’t scratch and dent”. But the armored glass window cracked like a spider web when hit with a metal ball during a demonstration.
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But it can't be all bad... right?