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View Poll Results: What do you think of the design of the new Tesla Cybertruck?
That is the ugliest thing I have ever seen. I would never buy it. 8 53.33%
Oh my god, take it away, make it go away! My eyes are bleeding! It's hideous! 7 46.67%
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Old 22.11.2019, 19:38
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The thing looks like if you cross a Lamborghini Countach Evoluzione with a Karlmann King after you watched The Last Starfighter fully stoned.
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Old 22.11.2019, 20:14
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Re: Tesla's CYBERTRK

I feel this going to go the way of the Delorean.
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Old 22.11.2019, 20:20
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I feel this going to go the way of the Delorean.
On the ground of the Irish sea?
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Old 22.11.2019, 20:55
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That's what car roofs are for.
Most car roofs have a weight limit less than your average bear, ex-spouse or full grown deer.
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Its obvious where the dumb Musk has copied it from.
Said the bitter expatriate surviving on the bare minimum pension after a lifetime of work, of the 48-year-old self-made multi-billionaire with a record of consistently spectacularly successful business ventures.

But yeah, I don't know Musk personally, so you may be right.
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The thing looks like if you cross a Lamborghini Countach Evoluzione with a Karlmann King after you watched The Last Starfighter fully stoned.
Exactly the same thought occurred to me!!! (Well, except for the Last Starfighter bit. But the stoned part definitely applies).

I saw a 2017 Karlmann King advertised for sale the other day, for $1,850,000. Quite a depreciation hit from the new car price of $3 million. Makes the Cybertruck look like an absolute bargain (although you'd have to bring your own Nespresso machine).
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Old 22.11.2019, 23:01
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Looks like he was a fan of the failed Pontiac Aztec and decided to um, improve upon that design and sharpen up the edges.
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Old 22.11.2019, 23:14
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Re: Tesla's CYBERTRK

Seems like it hasn't made it past the CAD stage (cardboard aided design)

Besides, where is one supposed to mount the gun rack and hang the truck nutz on that thing?
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Re: Tesla's CYBERTRK

Shoot it into space. It will give something for the aliens to laugh at!

https://www.bluewin.ch/de/news/vermi...#lg=23&slide=1
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Old 23.11.2019, 10:07
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Re: Tesla's CYBERTRK

Musk is no fool and he must have thought this one through.

He is certainly getting world-wide attention and Americans are putting money down and ordering the beast. In a land where a Hummer is the ultimate macho Status symbol an ugly brute that accelerates like a Ferrari and starts at $39,000 has a market...
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Old 23.11.2019, 12:59
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Re: Tesla's CYBERTRK

I love it! Back to the future!
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Old 23.11.2019, 13:18
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It's growing on me. It looks like the kind of thing we used to see in "Life in the Year 2000" articles in magazines.

We're living in the future!
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Old 23.11.2019, 13:24
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We're living in the future!
Yea! The retro future has just dawned upon us. A spaceship in every driveway. Move over Audi. Your trend setting days are over.
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Old 23.11.2019, 13:26
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Looks like he was a fan of the failed Pontiac Aztec and decided to um, improve upon that design and sharpen up the edges.
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Old 23.11.2019, 16:11
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When I ask my eight-year old to draw a car - that's the kind of thing he comes up with.
This.

It looks...unimaginative. Makes me think of local architecture and love for beton.
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Old 23.11.2019, 17:17
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I had to watch the video because I didn‘t see an accessible truck bed (or vault, as they call it). Nice place for a few dead bodies.........
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Old 25.11.2019, 12:35
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Re: Tesla's CYBERTRK

The styling is difficult, but to each his own

Now, time to be a boring nerd sorry

A lot of numbers were mentioned except the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). So, I'll do my best guess. Weight is important because of driving permits and "environmental friendliness" .

The Tesla X has a gross vehicle weight (GVWR) of 6768 lbs or 3070 kg. This includes passengers and cargo. The Tesla X is made with light materials.

Enter the Cybertruck. It is 1 meter longer than the Tesla X, larger battery capacity (heavier) and made of thick stainless steel (heavy). I'd not be surprised at all if the Cybertruck GVWR is much heavier than the X, and most importantly heavier than 3500 kg.

In freedom loving America, the most basic non-commercial driving permits allow to drive very heavy vehicles, up to 26K lbs (11800 kg). So, no problem. In Switzerland and the EU, a B permit allows to drive a vehicle with max GVWR of 3500 kg. Heavier, means a C1 permit.

On one hand, it implies extra money to get the C1 permit. On the other hand, it will be hard to sell a 4 ton vehicle as environmentally friendly meaning it won't have the status of a model S or a model 3, and quite probably zero subsidies. I'd be curious at the yearly cantonal tax for this monster.
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Old 25.11.2019, 13:28
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Re: Tesla's CYBERTRK

In my opinion, its genius! use the chassis of your current car, stick an ultra cheap very very easy to make body on it, no expensive tooling needed, market it as a tank but with sports car performance and eco (lol) friendly and the pre-sales figures speak for themselves, 200k (if you believe tesla)

it would have cost peanuts to design and tool, if it fails big deal, its given them loads of positive publicity even friends with no interest in cars or tesla commented on it at the weekend.
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I'd be curious at the yearly cantonal tax for this monster.
Well, for those of us living in Basel-Land, it would be quite interesting... This is the only Canton to tax vehicles purely on their weight. Power and capacity have nothing to do with the road tax. For the Model X, a token "eco bonus" of ~CHF 300 soothes the pain a little; I don't know if that would apply to monster trucks.
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Old 14.12.2019, 12:39
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Seems like we are not going to see this Truck in Europe.

https://t3n.de/news/tesla-cybertruck...keine-1233942/

In very short: TÜV expert declares that the car is way to stiff, therefor it does not absorb enough energy during a crash which makes it to unsafe for European standards to be allowed on the road. In America this is not a legal problem since it qualifies as a truck there which does not have to meet such standards.

Surely Europe is not the main market for this car, but looks like we are going to miss out unless they do a full re-design to meet standards.
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