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The Internet reacts to the Tesla Cybertruck

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk hit the stage in Los Angeles to unveil some new stuff a couple of hours ago, and it was a show that was stolen by the unveiling of the Cybertruck. It looks like the kind of vehicle that a low-budget sci-fi film in the 1980s would use or an homage to mid-90s gaming when 3D visuals were finally taking off, a bulky but sleek pickup truck that I quite simply adore. Here’s the moneyshot:

According to Musk and co, the electric engine powered Cybertruck will be available in versions that can reach a range of 250 miles, 300 miles, and 500 miles, or just over 400km, 480km and 800km in Queen’s English. Its built to be fast, rugged and powerful, an evolution of the good ol’ bakkie that I’d be terrified to actually load junk into and take to the tip because its price starts $39 900.

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This being the Internet, people have had a lot to say about the Cybertruck, most of it being weird whinging and further proof that senility is setting in quicker than ever these days. Hi Gavin! There have been some banger observations though, which I’ve pulled from Twitter. I’m personally in love with the Cybertruck, because it’s so ridiculous that it goes full circle and becomes awesome in the end. Here’s what people think of it so far:

Just for the record, I totally want one. Because when I run Geoff over with it he A) won’t hear me coming and B) slide right off the bonnet with ease thanks to that sharp design.

Last Updated: November 22, 2019

39 Comments

  1. That’s probably the ugliest “car” I’ve seen in my life. Like, ever. Holy shit.

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 22, 2019 at 09:45

      Ageed…….. I want one

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      • Pariah

        November 22, 2019 at 09:45

        Ageed? XD

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 22, 2019 at 09:45

          yeah um…. the r is silent, like the truck

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          • Pariah

            November 22, 2019 at 09:45

            LOL!

          • Admiral Chief

            November 22, 2019 at 10:45

            So, no VRRRRRPA just VPA?

    • Admiral Chief

      November 22, 2019 at 10:39

      The Fiat Multipla disagrees

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  2. Pariah

    November 22, 2019 at 09:42

    It’s like someone saw some Origami car and thought “hey, I can make a real one”.

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  3. Hammersteyn

    November 22, 2019 at 09:45

    All we need now are replicants

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  4. Son of Banana Jim

    November 22, 2019 at 09:56

    Yes! Finally PSone graphics in real life!!!

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 22, 2019 at 10:01

      Imagine EA made cars, the brakes and seat belts are DLC

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      • Pariah

        November 22, 2019 at 12:17

        In this case I’d honestly want cosmetic DLC. So this really does feel like an EA car.

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      • Son of Banana Jim

        November 22, 2019 at 12:17

        EA would definitely insist on selling the engine as part of their season pass.

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        • HvR

          November 22, 2019 at 13:14

          You get the block en everything for 1 cylinder, then they add the extra cylinders every 3 months

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 22, 2019 at 15:28

          And people would stil lbuy it

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          • Pariah

            November 22, 2019 at 15:33

            I mean. You and K44sie want one of these, so yeah. People really will buy anything. 😛

  5. Pariah

    November 22, 2019 at 10:05

    The Porsche Cayenne starts at $66 000. Why would anyone with this kind of money buy one of these 12 polygon monstrosities?

    Yes. I’m still flabbergasted.

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    • Son of Banana Jim

      November 22, 2019 at 10:10

      I guess if you put on some wheel spinners and a few LED lights, it would be like playing Need for Speed Underground on PS2.

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      • Pariah

        November 22, 2019 at 10:10

        No, Jim. The PS2 graphics are much, much more advanced than this. XD

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    • HvR

      November 22, 2019 at 10:56

      I will buy this over Cayenne in a heartbeat but nothing beats a Toyota Hilux for a proper 4×4 bakkie

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      • Pariah

        November 22, 2019 at 11:03

        And it’s cheaper… So idk you’re only making my point stronger lol.

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        • HvR

          November 22, 2019 at 11:08

          My point is I would stick with my Corolla before buying a Cayenne.

          I will probably have better off road capability in my Corolla

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          • Pariah

            November 22, 2019 at 12:18

            Yeah and I was looking at price point as a comparison. I found something at the same price range but with the VERY premium Porsche brand attached to it. So sure, maybe you prefer your Corolla, but that’s not relevant to my original point.

          • HvR

            November 22, 2019 at 13:55

            Well that is not good comparison then SUV vs truck/bakkie.

            Anyway at pricepoint also doesn’t make sense sicne when you start comparing models.

            So base:
            Cybertruck model 1 $40k vs Porsche Cayenne $60k
            Top of the range sport version:
            Cybertruck model 3 $70k vs Porsche Cayenne S $125k

  6. Captain JJ

    November 22, 2019 at 10:10

    I like it

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    • Pariah

      November 22, 2019 at 10:15

      Why JJ? Not you too!

      *sulks in a corner*

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  7. Pariah

    November 22, 2019 at 10:15

  8. HvR

    November 22, 2019 at 11:08

    Somebody know where I can get 2 turrets?
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJ9Xkt_UwAA4Zs_.jpg:large

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  9. Frans J Smit

    November 22, 2019 at 13:26

    Well Tesla has a few less employees after this one

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  10. G8crasha

    November 22, 2019 at 10:25

    There is just something about it that makes it hard to say that it is ugly It isn’t beautiful either, but it isn’t ugly either. It evokes weird sensations in my gut!

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  11. Jacques Van Zyl

    November 22, 2019 at 11:23

    Is this coming to Horizon 4? Cause that’s the only place I’d buy this.

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  12. Tbone187

    November 25, 2019 at 12:37

    Wreck it Ralph is looking a bit pixelated. Can you imagine what a douche you will look like jumping out of this monstrosity?

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