The Tesla Cybertruck looks like a UFO with wheels on it!

The Tesla Cybertruck was one of the most anticipated pickup trucks in the U.S., and it finally went on sale late last year in limited quantities. I’ve seen it in the metal half a dozen times, and I still find it otherworldly every time I see it. It’s fair to say that each encounter feels like stepping into a sci-fi movie set!

Looks are a subjective matter, but for good or bad, the Tesla Cybertruck is a groundbreaking vehicle, bringing an unthinkable character into the pickup truck world. The Cybertruck’s unique proportions, super-tough construction, and offbeat lighting concept never fail to make heads turn wherever it goes. While I still prefer the Rivian R1T, I believe this radical exterior is a commendable job. Personally, its stark lines and raw sheen catch my eye in a way that no traditional truck does.

The interior of the Tesla Cybertruck is too minimalist, in my opinion. I would’ve preferred more conventional controls for simplicity. As amazing as the 18.5-inch central touchscreen is, sometimes I find the over-reliance on it inconvenient. The angular design of the dashboard, door panels, and center console goes well with the sharp exterior. I like the thin ambient light blades stretching across the dashboard and the doors. The all-glass roof is another fancy feature worth appreciating, which I imagine would be perfect for the panoramic view above, especially on clear nights.

The Cybertruck measures 223.7 inches in length, 95 inches in width, and 70.5 inches in height. It has a 6 ft. X 4 ft. bed that can be secured with a powered tonneau cover, after which there’s 120.9 cu. ft. of cargo volume left. More cargo space is available in an under-bed storage area and a frunk. The second-row seat can be folded for an additional 54 cu. ft. of storage space. I like the design because it makes the truck versatile enough for both work and weekend trips.

The Tesla Cybertruck is available to order in RWD, AWD, and Cyberbeast variants. Tesla plans to release the RWD variant in 2025, so it has revealed only a few details about it. The Cybertruck RWD will be able to tow 7,500 lbs., accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds, achieve a top speed of 112 mph, and deliver a range of 250 miles (Tesla-est.)

The Cybertruck AWD has a towing capacity of 11,000 lbs. Thanks to a 600-horsepower powertrain, it takes just 4.1 seconds for a 0-60 mph sprint, but it has the same top speed – 112 mph. It delivers a range of 340 miles (Tesla-est.), but with a Range Extender option that adds batteries into the bed, that figure can be increased to 470+ miles (Tesla-est.). It promises adequate performance for my daily needs without being overkill.

The Cybertruck Cyberbeast can also tow 11,000 lbs. However, with an even punchier powertrain that generates 845 horsepower, it boasts a significantly lower 0-60 mph acceleration time of 2.6 seconds (with rollout subtracted) and a much higher top speed of 130 mph. Its range is 320 miles (Tesla-est.), but the Range Extender option allows bumping it up to 440+ miles (Tesla-est.).

The Tesla Cybertruck has been priced at USD 60,990 in the RWD variant, USD 79,990 in the AWD variant, and USD 99,990 in the Cyberbeast variant. It competes with models such as the Chevy Silverado EV RST, Rivian R1T, Ford F-150 Lightning, and the upcoming Ram 1500 REV.

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