Any news on a mid gate?

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Frunk I think is safe.
They will give us a frunk if possible, but there's no evidence of it yet.

The area between the firewall and front bumper is where the magic happens. That's the thermal management, environmental controls, heat pump, octovalve, plumbing, etc., and the frunk gets the leftover room. But the CT has a fairly stubby nose compared to the rest of the Tesla lineup.

 

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They will give us a frunk if possible, but there's no evidence of it yet.
There was "some" evidence of a trunk on the screen at reveal:

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Yes the hood (bonnet) is "stubby" but the dash is huge. I expect all the HVAC, brake system etc. to be up under the dash, and the frunk to be at least the space under the hood, I personally think it will go up under the dash some also. All speculation I know. Just sharing what I think with the very little info. we have.
 
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They will give us a frunk if possible, but there's no evidence of it yet.

The area between the firewall and front bumper is where the magic happens. That's the thermal management, environmental controls, heat pump, octovalve, plumbing, etc., and the frunk gets the leftover room. But the CT has a fairly stubby nose compared to the rest of the Tesla lineup.
Lets not forget this which is still on the Cybertruck site:

Space for your toolbox, tire and Cyberquad, with room to spare. Utilize 100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage — including the under-bed, frunk and sail pillars
That’s a lot of cubic footies.
 


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There was "some" evidence of a trunk on the screen at reveal:

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Yes the hood (bonnet) is "stubby" but the dash is huge. I expect all the HVAC, brake system etc. to be up under the dash, and the frunk to be at least the space under the hood, I personally think it will go up under the dash some also. All speculation I know. Just sharing what I think with the very little info. we have.
Yep, its a wide truck too .. Frunk will be huge.
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Looking at that pick with open bonnet, the straight edge of the bonnet design allows for air to be scooped in. See below
It doesn't seem finished to me

btw : I don't like the front side panels.. too busy (circled). Probably the only thing I noticed that I don't like. Hope they clean that up.

Maybe the whole front has some surprise tweeks

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The advantage of a L shaped bonnet for loading and the seal for aerodynamics would be a lot better. The bucket Frunk just seems like such a limiting factor to me. Having all the void space as storage of some kind is just good engineering.
 

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The advantage of a L shaped bonnet for loading and the seal for aerodynamics would be a lot better. The bucket Frunk just seems like such a limiting factor to me. Having all the void space as storage of some kind is just good engineering.
The crumple zone and lights are easier to secure as solidly welded parts, tho.

But yes, the storage space as shelf would be cool.

-Crissa
 

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The crumple zone and lights are easier to secure as solidly welded parts, tho.

But yes, the storage space as shelf would be cool.

-Crissa
Storage space extends to under windshield. the light bar is part of the bonnet and crumple zone is the over wheel area. A bumper in the front absorbs the main impact and the storage compartment compresses.

And about the oranges a simple lip of an inch keeps that in check. Also the seal around the edge makes it not so hard on you as you move items in and out.

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I just want my strunks, I don’t really care what people call them.
Strunks seems wrong though. Sail pillars makes it Spunks.
E.G. "can you get the right handed spanner out of the driver's side strunk"? V.s. can you get the rh spanner outta the driver's side spunk?

 
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