Published: Thu, November 28, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Watch the 'Armor Glass' Windows in the New Tesla Cybertruck Get Smashed

Watch the 'Armor Glass' Windows in the New Tesla Cybertruck Get Smashed

We can get into the specs in a bit, but for starters, we have to address the obvious: Tesla's Cybertruck looks like nothing we've ever seen before.

Musk had confirmed at the start of November that the much-awaited tuck would unveil on the 21st. He said the entry-level model will have a starting price of $39,900 and a 400km (250-mile) range, while a deluxe option will be able to travel twice the distance and will sell for $69,900. If you're a fan of 1980s sci-fi design a la Blade Runner, you'll probably think the truck looks pretty cool.

Tesla says the Cybertruck drives better than most sports cars and is more useful than a normal truck. Getting from zero to 60 miles per hour takes 6.5 seconds for the powertrain, while towing capacity is rated at 7,500 pounds.

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The flap came minutes after Musk claimed the Cybertruck's hard-edged body is "literally bulletproof" to a 9mm handgun. Three models have been revealed: single-motor RWD (rear-wheel drive), dual-motor AWD (all-wheel drive), and the tri-motor AWD. "Tesla just released the Cybertruck, and day-yum I want one!" Musk said that a motorcycle was not in the cards at a Tesla shareholder meeting in 2018, and also floated the idea of doing an e-bike instead that same year. Thanks to a standard adaptive air suspension system and the funky design, the pickup has 16 inches of ground clearance. "Starting with a almost impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass".

Twitter user David Wu compared it to a stealth fighter: "The F35 of pickup trucks". Like the underground tunnel that serves no objective, and the private satellites that are making it hard for astronomers to do their job, and the whole "smoking a joint on Joe Rogan's podcast" thing, it's the latest sign that Musk maybe isn't as good of an idea man as some people used to think. Payload capacity is rated at up to 3,500 pounds, which is more than what the F-150 can haul.

It wasn't immediately clear who the supplier of the glass is, or if Tesla made what it called "Armor Glass" completely in-house.

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