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CYBERTRUCK by Tesla. You can order it NOW. :) by htexans1
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Elon had his roll-out for the Tesla truck tonight. It looks part delorean and part 4x4.

What do you think? Starts at 39,900. Order now.
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Holy Ballz. This truck is AWESOME!

Stainless Steel body????????

They almost was going to shoot the truck with a 9mm. They did hit it with a sledge hammer though.




TAKE MY MONEY!

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As grocery getters go, I think it would work for most folks and the price is acceptable (I guess) if that’s the type of light duty transport one wants. But, it is a far cry from what I call a truck. I’m sure it would work for most “truck” users.
Not much in the style department IMHO but, that’s just me.

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Holy **** that's ugly
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I'll give him 50 bucks.

It would do me for most stuff I need. Still won't do my bi-weekly big city run.

And I can't see spending 40 when the internet is littered with trucks I can have for under 10.
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I almost thought it was a joke when it rolled in. It’s what the 80’s thought the future would look like. It sure is “different”.
I kinda love it because it looks SO handmade and “simple”. One thing, those headlights are CRAZY bright. Saw it in a video and it’s blinding.

The glass demo was a great example of what happens when you take tech and implement it. The balls didn’t shatter the glass when it was allowed to flex, it in the frame was a different story. Also, the guy tossed it pretty hard, and there’s that whole “spark plug” phenomena, you ever see that?
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Originally posted by MidEngineManiac:

I'll give him 50 bucks.

It would do me for most stuff I need. Still won't do my bi-weekly big city run.

And I can't see spending 40 when the internet is littered with trucks I can have for under 10.


So, you really don’t need a truck. 😜

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I almost thought it was a joke when it rolled in. It’s what the 80’s thought the future would look like. It sure is “different”.
I kinda love it because it looks SO handmade and “simple”. One thing, those headlights are CRAZY bright. Saw it in a video and it’s blinding.

The glass demo was a great example of what happens when you take tech and implement it. The balls didn’t shatter the glass when it was allowed to flex, it in the frame was a different story. Also, the guy tossed it pretty hard, and there’s that whole “spark plug” phenomena, you ever see that?



I know that Telsa designs functionality to its design. The best part of the presentation (which some of it went poorly .... smashed glass and powerpoint delays), but was Elon's reasoning about the exoskeleton and design and how poorly designed and utilized current pick-up trucks are. That is the reason I really like the truck. Regardless what you think about the design, there is some real engineering behind it.
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Holy **** that's ugly






"I should make a pickup truck"

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As grocery getters go, I think it would work for most folks and the price is acceptable (I guess) if that’s the type of light duty transport one wants. But, it is a far cry from what I call a truck. I’m sure it would work for most “truck” users.


Tesla (Elon Musk) claims it will tow 300K lbs/150 tons. That's about 2 lifetimes worth of groceries Ron.
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I knew I'd seen that thing before...

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I agree that to me it is ugly. But then, I think all pickups are ugly. They have shown it can tow an airliner. The reveal showed it towing an F 150 with ease as the Fords tires were smoking pulling the opposite way. 500 miles per charge is pretty damn good...especially since you never buy any gas ever. If you get free supercharger access with it, and/or have solar power at home...you drive for free forever. My Model X cost me less than $25-$30 to charge on my home charger for a month. Thats 1/3 to 1/4 or less than gas would cost for same mileage. I wondered at first where the bed was, but see that the entire rear plus the rear bed cover form a built in ramp. The glass demo was a bust for sure. It appears to also have 2 rear facing seats in the front of the bed. Its not a large haul truck obviously and dont know if the cover is removable for tall cargo. I dont see that as a big deal for private owners that just want pickups. I know people, and see lots of pickups on the street that never carry anything in the beds so having it is more or less a joke. If the cover is not removable, i dont see it being practical for businesses like contractors. Proposed price is good as its at the lower end of what other pickups are selling for. I had a customer that wanted to do a few little custom things to his brand new Chevy pickup...sticker on the window was over $70k.
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Body repairs would be a pain...no?
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Body repairs would be a pain...no?

Just cut the door off of an old refrigerator and weld it in place.
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Originally posted by maryjane:


Tesla (Elon Musk) claims it will tow 300K lbs/150 tons. That's about 2 lifetimes worth of groceries Ron.


While that is an impressive number, many vehicles can tow huge weights as long as they get traction. The airliner Roger mentions is obviously on wheels and the brakes are not applied. Once it gets rolling, it's all gravy until, that tow vehicle needs to stop quickly. What I was talking about was the load it can carry.
I actually like the idea of the exoskeleton. It ain't pretty but very functional.
I am really not knocking it, it's just not for me.

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Suddenly 42 year old science fiction movie styling is "new" again.



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People can pull airplanes.
https://youtu.be/KoeR1CaAnFM

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Originally posted by LitebulbwithaFiero:

People can pull airplanes.
https://youtu.be/KoeR1CaAnFM


Maryjane mentioned the towing capability. Others have mentioned the range/distance it can travel before needing a recharge. 500 miles IIRC. I'm interested to know the range if, it was towing a max load. The towed weight and the aerodynamics of that load will have an effect on the "power" drain. I think the Cybertruck is an interesting concept. One won't be sitting in my garage but, it is intriguing.

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I can’t find a single thing wrong with it.
El Camino’s & Ranchero’s didn’t appeal to everybody back in the day, and they weren’t even attempting to create a new paradigm.
Hell, even the pricepoint doesn't seem to be out of line.

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Doing a little more research, that 39,900 price is for the cheapest model (not surprisingly) and it won’t get you nearly the mileage, towing capacity or 4WD. Step up to the $60K version if you want all that.
But this I will say, Elon Musk is as good as Barnum and Bailey at getting the public’s attention.

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So, you really don’t need a truck. 😜

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It makes disposing of detractors so much easier than the Fiero did.
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Originally posted by Wichita:

Holy Ballz. This truck is AWESOME!

Stainless Steel body????????

They almost was going to shoot the truck with a 9mm. They did hit it with a sledge hammer though.

TAKE MY MONEY!



Do you have a fetish for Isosceles Triangles, ?
When you get your triangle, let me hit it with a sledge. Heck, I will lend you mine before you pick it up.

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Do you have a fetish for Isosceles Triangles, ?



No unnecessary “bulge’s” simply as “styling” cues might be an efficient use of the air around you when in motion...
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No unnecessary “bulge’s” simply as “styling” cues might be an efficient use of the air around you when in motion...

A parabola would have a lower drag coefficient (at sub-sonic speeds). All of those sharp angles will produce vortices which will create induced drag.
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A parabola would have a lower drag coefficient (at sub-sonic speeds). All of those sharp angles will produce vortices which will create induced drag.


Do you think it’s shape/appearance is all about style?
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Oh goody.

We're going to get a lecture on aerodynamic science from an 8th grade dropout with substance abuse problems.

This ought to be entertaining.

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By the way, Yes Willie, you're 100% correct about the ovoid.
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Do you think it’s shape/appearance is all about style?

In general, any abrupt change in flow is going to cause turbulence and turbulence will cause drag.

Though far from ideal, the Tesla is most certainly more aerodynamic than my old '78 Dodge Power Wagon.

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How critical are aerodynamics for a truck, at 30 mph... or even at 60 mph? I doubt that many are going to be driven on the Autobahn at unlimited speeds.
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How critical are aerodynamics for a truck, at 30 mph... or even at 60 mph? I doubt that many are going to be driven on the Autobahn at unlimited speeds.

The drag coefficient is important for fuel conservation. Wind resistance increases at the square of the increase in velocity. Once a vehicle is up to highway speeds, a significant percentage of power is used just to overcome aerodynamic drag.
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The drag coefficient is important for fuel conservation...


Is this as critical for an electric vehicle? Sure, total distance traveled between re-charging might be affected, but obviously emission levels aren't a concern.
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Is this as critical for an electric vehicle? Sure, total distance traveled between re-charging might be affected, but obviously emission levels aren't a concern.

Total distance, or range is very important to an electric vehicle. That is exactly what held them back for many years.

I'm not saying that the truck is terrible, aerodynamically; just that it is not ideal. I would guess that it was designed more to attract attention and promote discussion, which it has done. I have also read that the production model might look significantly different.

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Total distance, or range is very important to an electric vehicle.


Oh sure, I completely agree... but I'm just wondering in a real world application, how much actual difference in miles traveled would there be between an electric truck shaped like a Ferrari, and one shaped like an old '78 Dodge Power Wagon? Instead of 250 miles on a charge... would it be 240 miles... 200 miles.... 100 miles? I suspect that around town there'd be no discernible difference at all.

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It hasn't been a week, and Telsa is saying that there is already has 146,000 orders (deposits) for the Cybertruck already.


Breakdown: 17% for the base single motor, 42% for the dual-motor and 41% for the tri-motor

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Wait, so that's what it's really going to look like? I mean, I thought that was like a pre-production developmental prototype. Something to show the world that there is progress. If that's what it actually will look like, the only people I can think of that would buy one are the wanna be edgy preppy types. I wouldn't even want to be seen catching a ride in that monstrosity.
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Do you have a fetish for Isosceles Triangles, ?


Oooh, looks like I hit a nerve, .

 
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Your right. I like flat chested women too, .

 
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Do you think it’s shape/appearance is all about style?


Umm, yeah, .

 
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How critical are aerodynamics for a truck, at 30 mph... or even at 60 mph? I doubt that many are going to be driven on the Autobahn at unlimited speeds.


Mt 85 Jeep CJ7 has the shape of a bread box. Gas mileage to prove it.
Life is about balance. I do think my CJ7 holds beauty but I have a wandering eye. It slips over that triangle.
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I don't give a whit about appearances or 'styling' when it comes to pickup trucks but they do have to do the job. Even my 10 yr old generic fleet version 1500 doesn't squat down like that when I drive my little fourtrax up in the bed or even when i load a 1000 lb roll of hay in it.

Taken straight from the video..this won't work in my world, no matter what the technical advances & pleasantries provide..look where the headlight beam is pointed... It's illegal in my state to coon hunt from the highway.

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