In a recent showcase of Tesla's Cybertruck prowess, Elon Musk shared a video featuring the electric vehicle in a drag race against a Porsche 911 while simultaneously towing another Porsche 911. The Cybertruck's stellar performance was evident as it surged ahead, emphasizing its remarkable towing capacity and acceleration. This demonstration underscores Tesla's commitment to pushing the boundaries of electric vehicle capabilities and challenging established norms in the automotive industry.
After four years since its global debut, the Tesla Cybertruck has finally made its way onto U.S. roads. During an official delivery event at the Gigafactory in Texas, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the electric pickup truck’s pricing, unveiling a notable increase compared to initial estimates. Contrary to Musk’s 2019 statements, the Cybertruck now starts at a minimum of $61,000 (approximately ₹50.82 lakh), reaching up to $100,000 (around ₹83.30 lakh).
In a surprising twist, Musk shared a video featuring a drag race between the Tesla Cybertruck and a Porsche 911 on a designated drag strip. The Cybertruck, connected to a trailer hauling another Porsche 911, showcased its swift acceleration, maintaining a lead throughout the race. The video highlighted the electric vehicle’s impressive towing capacity of 4,990 kg.
Tesla disclosed that the Cybertruck achieved a quarter-mile time of under 11 seconds, outperforming the entry-level Porsche 911 Carrera with a reported quarter-mile time of 11.5 seconds. The Cybertruck boasts features like an ultra-hard stainless steel exoskeleton, shatter-resistant armor glass, a payload capacity of 1,134 kg, a claimed range of 547 km, an 18.5-inch touchscreen, and more.
Customers interested in booking the Cybertruck are now required to pay $250 (approximately ₹21,000), a significant increase from the initial $100 booking amount. Elon Musk stated that Tesla has received over 10 lakh preorders for the Cybertruck. The electric pickup competes with models like the Ford F150 Lightning, Hummer EV, and Rivian R1T in the U.S.
Tesla offers the Cybertruck in three variants: rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and the top-tier Cyberbeast priced at $100,000. Currently, Tesla is delivering only the all-wheel-drive and Cyberbeast versions, with the rear-wheel-drive model expected for delivery next year. Each variant offers different ranges, with the Cyberbeast reaching a range of 320 miles (around 514 kms) on a single charge and an impressive acceleration time of 0-100 kmph in less than three seconds.