Designed to have the utility of a truck and the performance of a sports car, Tesla’s new Cybertruck is set to be the most polarising vehicle in the history of the automotive industry, at least to today, thanks to its extreme look.
Built to be built to be durable, versatile and capable, with exceptional performance both on-road and off-road, the Cybertruck will come in three variants; single motor rear-wheel drive, dual motor AWD and tri-motor AWD.
At its most powerful, it will have a maximum range exceeding 800km, and a 0-100km/h sprint capability of less than 2.9 seconds. It will feature a 1,500kg payload and 6.35-tonne towing capacity.
It will feature 2.83 cubic metres of lockable storage including the vault (rear storage area), frunk (front trunk) and sail pillars. Suspension will offer 4-inch give in either direction.
Inside, it will feature a 17-inch touchscreen, seating for up to six adults and shatterproof external glass (a feature which failed an initial test at launch during its live stream to the world).
Its exterior body shell is made of ultra-Hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel. Charging can be undertaken at home, at destination charging locations, or at across the Tesla supercharger network.
Production will commence in late 2021 for the single and dual motor variants (which have less range and less towing capacity), while the tri-motor variant will begin production in late 2022.
It will be priced at $39,990 USD ($58,900 AUD) for the single motor variant, $49,990 USD ($73,600 AUD) for the dual motor version, and $69,990 USD ($103,100 AUD) for the tri-motor option.
A self-drive add on is available for $7,000 USD (a little over $10,000 AUD). All Australian prices (those marked AUD) are based on simple conversions, and do not factor in on-road costs or luxury car tax.
Australian launch dates, actual pricing and final specifications are not yet known, and will be confirmed close to a local release.