Tesla Cybertruck Delivery Event Recap

In case you missed the delivery event on 11/30/2023, here's the details on a new, weird truck you may have heard about - the Tesla Cybertruck.

After four years of anticipation, delays, and a few missteps, the Cybertruck has finally hit the streets. Elon Musk hosted the broadcasted delivery event at the brand-new factory in Austin, Texas. Read more to see our main takeaways.

The Tesla Cybertruck boasts 120.9 cubic feet of cargo space and a bed design that out-competes other pickup trucks available on the market today. It's bed is over 6ft long and about as wide as other trucks on the road at 51". What makes it unique is that you don't lose cargo area from the wheel wells like other truck beds. Not only will this create a better surface for hauling larger items like sheets of plywood, but it adds considerable volume. Tesla married their bed design with L-track, which allows for a lot of versatility and an easier system to develop aftermarket parts for as opposed to Tesla developing something custom. Additionally, the bed can be covered with a powered tonneau cover that retracts behind the rear seats. 

The front truck (i.e. frunk) is called a Powergate on the Cybertruck and its a powered frunk. While not a huge amount of cargo space is added with this area, Tesla claims it will have a hidden bench seat that can accommodate two people.

A shocking number revealed was the towing capacity: 11,000lbs. This ties the Rivian R1T and surpasses the F-150 Lightning. We're curious to see what kind of range people see in the real world when maximizing the towing. We know R1T and Lightning owners have been disappointed in the past with the significant hit to ranges.

Another bit we found interesting was the ground clearance. Our '23 Ford Raptor has 13" of ground clearance, which is considered "best-in-class". The Cybertruck comes in with 17.44" while in "Extract Mode". We can easily see folks adapting these trucks to overlanding rigs that will literally have no bounds, with the exception of their battery range.

The cheapest ($49,890) rear-wheel drive model won't be available until 2025. The rear-wheel drive trim will have est. 250 mile range and a 0-60 of 6.5sec. The all-wheel drive trim starting price of $68,890 (before discounts), was better than expected (on our end). It does 0-60 mph in 4.1 sec with a top speed of 112 mph and an est. range of 340 miles. The top-tier performance trim, the "Cyberbeast", comes with a price tag of $96,390 and an estimated range of 320 miles. It's not just a truck; it's a rocket on wheels with a 0-60 mph of 2.9 sec and 10,296 lb/ft torque. One interesting thing to note is that Tesla will be offering a Range Extender that will increase the AWD trim to 470 miles of range and the Cyberbeast to 440 miles. The Range Extended will take up a chunk of the Cybertruck's bed and can be added or removed based on owner's needs and preference.

Our recent projects echo the spirit of innovation that the Cybertruck embodies. In fact, we're working on a line of products for the Cybertruck that we can't wait to get into production. We're hoping our early reservation means we're on the short list to get one. 

Here's the current list of specs for the Tesla Cybertruck:

3 Trims: Rear-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Drive, Cyberbeast
Length: 223.7 in
Width: 86.6 in (mirrors folded), 95 in (mirrors extended)
Height: 70.5 in
Weight: 6,603 (AWD), 6,843 lbs (Cyberbeast)
Bed length: 6 ft
Bed width: 4 ft
Cargo: 120.9 cubic feet
Towing capacity: 11,000 lbs
Payload: 2,500 lbs
Ground Clearance: 17.44 in (in Extract Mode)
Suspension: Adaptive air suspension with 12 in of travel
Storage: 67 cubic feet of lockable storage
Charging: NACS connector, up to 250 kW
Range (est): 250 miles (RWD), 340 miles (AWD), 320 miles (Cyberbeast)
Power: 600 hp (AWD), 845 hp (Cyberbeast)
0-60 mph: 6.5 secs (RWD), 4.1 secs (AWD), 2.6 secs (Cyberbeast)
Top Speed: 112 mph (AWD), 130 mph (Cyberbeast)
Seating: up to 5 people
Infotainment: 18.5 in central touchscreen, 9.4 in rear touch screen

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