Images claiming to offer the first-ever glimpse of Elon Musk’s long-awaited Tesla Cybertruck have surfaced the internet – and caused a stir among fans.
Several shots of the interior appeared Wednesday, believed to have been shot during Elon Musk’s shareholder day last week.
One Twitter user commented, “The Cybertruck’s interior looks like it’s straight out of a low-budget 1980s sci-fi prop piece,” while others shouted The dark gray cabin is downright “ugly”.
However, some users find that the interior looks “simple and clean” and “pleases the overall look”.
The images shared on a Cybertruck enthusiast forum have not been confirmed, but show a huge interior screen, futuristic-looking seat controls and a bare cabin.
Several shots of the interior surfaced on Wednesday, believed to be during Elon Musk’s shareholder day last week
The images have not been confirmed, but show a huge interior screen, futuristic-looking seat controls and a bare cabin.
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The Cybertruck – expected to start at $39,900 – has been seen in the wild several times, but the inside has never been shown before.
The photos show a view from the driver’s and passenger’s seats and a side view of the Cybertruck, shared by the Cybertruck Owners Club.
A huge display hangs in the center of the dashboard, but cables hang from the back.
Twitter user Facts Chaser tweeted, “Why is the screen activating via this DIY cable assembly almost four years after it was unveiled?”
The user also highlighted a feature to the diver’s left – a small window in the shape of a diamond.
“This A-pillar monstrosity looks like it’s severely obstructing visibility,” he tweeted.
The center console has a paneled design as a cover that opens and closes, reminiscent of the early S and X models.
However, fans are more disappointed by the lack of a third center seat in the front of the Cybertruck, which has been rumored since the vehicle’s debut in 2019.
What the seats have are controllers that are styled in the same finish as the exterior and are crafted in unique designs that some fans were over the moon about.
However, people weren’t so thrilled when a cybertruck was spotted on the streets of California last month.
The leaked images have caused division among Twitter users – some are not thrilled with the interior
This user highlighted a feature to the left of the diver – a small diamond-shaped window
However, some users think the interior looks “simple and clean” and “pleases the overall look”.
There are three versions available:
Single engine rear wheel drive
250 miles range 7,500 pounds towing capacity 0-60 mph in under 6.5 seconds Costs $39,900
Dual motor all-wheel drive
300 miles range 10,000 pounds towing capacity 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds Costs $49,900
Three-motor all-wheel drive
500 miles range 14,000 pounds towing capacity 0-60 mph in under 2.9 seconds Costs $69,900
An image of the steel-coated vehicle surfaced online, showing it stationary in a Fremont parking lot, unrelated to what Musk originally revealed.
In addition to bizarre cords on the top, the Cybertruck also featured different wheels and a front landing gear that “looks like something a four-year-old built out of Lego bricks.”
Twitter user Hilson Valli tweeted. “For Musk, that could only work if he announces, ‘Just kidding!’ and launches a decent looking truck that was developed in secret all along. Otherwise it will be a massive flop. It looks like shit.’
Some likened it to “something turned down for a role in Mad Max: Fury Road” or to the mega-weapon from the 1983 film Warriors of the Lost World.
“Ouch I’ll admit it looked pretty bad in most of the promotional photos*** but that side profile is ugly.” “The stainless steel will be a mess of scratches and finger smudges,” one user tweeted.
Telsa’s Cybertruck caused a sensation when it was unveiled to the world in November 2019.
The celebrated event quickly turned into a nightmare for Musk after the glass of his new electric “cybertruck” shattered after he boasted it was “shatterproof.”
During the announcement of the truck, which looks like an armored vehicle with square sides, Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen tried to prove the glass was “shatterproof” by throwing a heavy metal ball at point-blank range.
Musk was heard muttering, “Oh my goddamn it,” as the glass shattered.
Fans are more disappointed by the lack of a third middle seat in the front of the Cybertruck, which has been rumored since the vehicle’s debut in 2019
The Cybertruck – expected to start at $39,900 – has been seen in the wild several times, but the inside has never been shown before
People were unfazed when a cybertruck was spotted on the streets of California last month, claiming it looked nothing like the prototype unveiled in 2019
While the Cybertruck starts at nearly $40,000, Tesla offers a range of add-ons, such as a $24,000 “Space Camper” that turns the pickup truck into an RV
The Cybertruck made its debut in 2019, but the celebrated event took a turn when Musk tried to flaunt the unbreakable glass – it shattered when struck by a heavy metal ball
Some speculated that the hiccups might have been part of the show, but that didn’t stop people from reserving one.
The waiting list without a reservation is at least three years from the delivery of the first Cybertruck.
Musk had promised that production would begin in early 2021, but that date slipped by. And every year a new date is set and missed.
The CEO previously blamed battery power issues for the delay, saying each cybertruck would “literally cost a million dollars a piece or more” if Tesla had started production of the futuristic vehicle in 2021.
Production is now scheduled for this year, with delivery in the third quarter.
While the Cybertruck starts at nearly $40,000, Tesla offers a range of add-ons, such as a $24,000 “Space Camper” that turns the pickup truck into an RV.
The device can be installed neatly in the loading area of the vehicle.
When activated, it expands outwards and upwards, creating ample space for two people to sleep on a built-in bed.
Although this is an enclosed camping area, the annex also opens on one side, allowing the driver to sleep under the stars in “stargazing mode” if desired.