This week, a select few lucky customers have finally taken delivery of their sleek, stainless steel chariots. However, the majority of eager enthusiasts will have to hold their excitement until 2024.
Power, Performance Choices, Pricing and Range
The heart of the Cybertruck experience lies in the power beneath the hood. Buyers can choose between two tantalising options.
The dual-motor version, boasting 600 horsepower, promises a thrilling driving experience, but for those who crave sheer exhilaration, there’s the ‘Cyberbeast’ with a trio of motors that deliver an awe-inspiring 845 horsepower.
In terms of pricing, the Cybertruck’s allure comes at a cost. The base model, a dual-motor all-wheel-drive variant, starts at £66,000. However, for those who desire nothing less than supremacy, the ‘Cyberbeast’ will set you back £82,000.
But hold on to your pocketbooks; Tesla promises a more affordable rear-wheel-drive version in 2025, priced at a more palatable £50,000. It will no doubt be a tough choice for many, but it all boils down to what you value most.
If you’re in the United States, securing your spot in the Cybertruck lineup is as simple as a $250 deposit or £205. This ensures your place in line and a call when your build slot becomes available.
Torque, Towing Power and Meet the Cyberbeast
Beyond its remarkable horsepower, the Cybertruck boasts an astonishing 10,000Nm of torque. Yes, you read that correctly – it’s not a typo. This monumental torque figure enables this metallic behemoth to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.1 seconds, a performance that rivals even a basic Porsche 911 Carrera 2.
What’s more, it can tow an astonishing five tonnes, outperforming the Ford F150 Lightning‘s towing capacity by nearly 500 kg.
For the true speed demons, there’s the aptly named Cyberbeast model. With an upgraded third motor, it pumps out a staggering 845 horsepower and a spine-tingling 14,000Nm of torque. The result, wellit’s a blistering 0-60 mph time of just 2.6 seconds, putting it within a hair’s breadth of the V12 Lamborghini Revuelto.
And in case you were wondering, the Cyberbeast maintains the same five-tonne towing capacity as the standard model.
Future Rear-Wheel Drive Option
Anticipating the budget-conscious market, Tesla plans to roll out a more wallet-friendly rear-wheel drive Cybertruck in 2025.
Although exact specifications for this variant are yet to be confirmed, Tesla suggests it will deliver a respectable 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds, powered by an estimated 450hp.
Range, Charging and Design that Turns Heads
Tesla initially promised a 500-mile range for the Cybertruck. While it didn’t quite reach those lofty heights, the standard dual-motor version can still manage an impressive 340 miles on a single charge, besting the Ford F150 Lightning by 20 miles.
Additionally, for those craving even more distance, an optional ‘range extender’ adds another substantial battery pack in the bed, pushing the range over an astounding 470 miles. What’s more, charging is a breeze, thanks to Tesla’s 250kW superchargers, which can add 128 miles of range in just 15 minutes.
The Cybertruck’s design is nothing short of avant-garde. Almost the entire body is composed of unpainted stainless steel panels, a bold move that promises to keep production costs in check. With its stubby bonnet, full-width light bar, and cleverly concealed headlights, the Cybertruck looks like nothing else on the road.
Amazingy, its side profile resembles a rolling triangle, and the wheels feature a unique design with spokes seemingly moulded into the tires. While all Cybertrucks come with 20-inch alloy wheels and plastic aero wheel covers as standard, the massive tires give them an imposing presence.
A recent sighting of a matte black-wrapped Cybertruck at a cars and coffee event in Santa Monica sparked debate among enthusiasts.
Wrapping these flat stainless steel panels would likely be a straightforward process at a dealer, making it a cost-effective option for personalisation.
High-Tech Interior, Impressive Cargo and Utility
Stepping inside the Cybertruck reveals a minimalist Tesla interior dominated by an expansive 18.5-inch touchscreen. Unlike the Model S and Model Y, the Cybertruck features a squared-off steering wheel reminiscent of the Model 3.
The touchscreen serves as the command centre for virtually all of the vehicle’s functions, from opening the front trunk to controlling the glovebox. Rear passengers aren’t left out of the tech extravaganza, with their own 9.4-inch screen to enjoy while luxuriating in the generous rear legroom.
Furthermore, Tesla’s claims of 2,830 litres of lockable cargo capacity in the Cybertruck aren’t just hyperbole. This includes the expansive load bed, affectionately dubbed the ‘vault,’ as well as the front trunk (frunk) and additional storage behind the side windows.
What’s more, the Cybertruck doubles as a mobile power station, featuring integrated 120-volt and 240-volt powerpoints, and an onboard air compressor for added versatility.
The arrival of the Tesla Cybertruck marks a monumental leap in the world of electric vehicles. With its diverse power options, striking design, and unmatched utility, the Cybertruck is poised to revolutionise the automotive industry.
While some may need to exercise patience as they await their turn, the palpable anticipation and excitement surrounding this groundbreaking vehicle are testaments to its game-changing potential.
Tesla’s relentless pursuit of innovation is electrifying the future of transportation, and the Cybertruck is leading the charge. Buckle up, because the road ahead promises to be nothing short of electrifying.