Last night, Tesla finally unveiled the production Cybertruck. Four years after we first saw it — “we” meaning society. Us TTAC folk weren’t at either event.
The truck looks mostly like the concept, with a few differences. It will be available with all-wheel drive with a tri-motor setup. The electric motor on the front axle will make 300 horsepower, and in a first for Telsa, there will be an electronic-locking front differential. In the rear, there will be two electric motors, one for each wheel — thus obviating the need for a differential. The total system power will be up to 845 ponies — though you need to select the top-line Cyberbeast trim and then activate a Beast mode to get all that oomph.
The dual rear motors will allow for torque vectoring.
Other key specs include a claimed 0-60 time of under 3 seconds, a max towing capacity of 11,000 pounds, and a curb weight of between 6,600 pounds and 6,900 pounds, depending on trim and equipment. A rear-drive base model is coming in 2025.
All-wheel drive models that are standard spec will make 600 horsepower and have a claimed 0-60 time of 4.1 seconds. These will weigh in at 6,603 pounds while the Cyberbeast tips the scales at 6,843. Payload will be up to 2,500 pounds.
The rear-drive truck will have a maximum towing capacity of 7,500 pounds.
That same rear-drive truck will start at $60,990 and have a range of 250 miles and a claimed 0-60 of 6.5 seconds. Standard AWD units have a range of 340 miles and the Cyberbeast has a claimed range of 320 miles.
Like many EVs, the Cybertruck offers bi-directional charging — 11.5 kW worth. Fast charging will allow you to pick up over 120 miles of range within 15 minutes. A range extender may be on offer that can add 120-130 miles, and it appears to be a battery, not a gasoline-powered generator.
Unlike us, Motor Trend was at the reveal event in person and says the truck is smaller than the prototype and is dimensionally similar to a Ford F-150.
Other specs are hard to ascertain, but reporting from MT suggests that 18- and 20-inch wheels will be available, as will an adjustable air suspension. The truck’s max ground clearance appears to be 17 inches. The bed will be 4×6 and there will be up to 67 cubic feet of underbed storage to go along with 120.9 cubic feet of in-bed storage. That latter number is for one the tonneau cover is in use.
One interesting feature? A monowiper. Yes, the truck has just one wiper blade for the entire front windshield.
The most notable interior feature is a squared-off steering wheel.
Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the claim that the stainless-steel bodywork is bulletproof.
We already listed the base price, if you’re so inclined. Yes, you can order one now, though again, the base rear-drive truck isn’t arriving until 2025. For now, you can snag a base AWD for $79,990 or a Cyberbeast for $99,990.
Love the look or hate it, one thing is for sure — you will stand out.
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