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Production-ready Tesla Cybertruck side mirrors imagined in new concept art

By Simon Alvarez
December 13, 2020

The pickup truck segment is not just all about utility. It’s also about toughness. This is one of the reasons why the best-selling pickup trucks in the US market look like they could do some serious damage in a brawl. The Ford F-150 Raptor alone is pretty domineering, not only for its sheer physical size but for its aggressive look.

The Tesla Cybertruck, just like the next-generation Roadster and the Model 3 Performance, is a vehicle designed to outperform the strongest competitors in its respective segment. But just like every other truck in the pickup industry, specs are not all there is. A disruptive vehicle like the Cybertruck would also have to look just as aggressive, if not more aggressive, compared to its conventional rivals.

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Critics of the Cybertruck often note that the vehicle would likely be vaporware because its design is too radical. Some of these criticisms center around the lack of side mirrors in the prototype that Tesla unveiled last year. Considering Tesla’s habit of unveiling prototypes without side mirrors, however, it is almost certain that side mirrors will be present in the production vehicle.

A key challenge with the Cybertruck’s mirrors would have to be their design since conventional mirrors such as those that Tesla fitted on its Semi prototypes would compromise the all-electric pickup’s overall look. Tesla enthusiast and concept artist @AlwinArt, who has done some concept sketches of the Model S Plaid production version, recently took a crack at the Cybertruck’s production version, complete with side mirrors. The results were very impressive.

Production-ready Cybertruck design

Mirrors and wipers added. Wiper design from Semi/Roadster
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The concept artist followed the angular, sharp theme of the Cybertruck in his sketch, and he also sized them in a way that the side mirrors blend in with the overall look of the all-electric pickup. Needless to say, the overall result is a futuristic vehicle that looks sleek and extremely tough. In a way, it almost looks like a pickup that could be a predator of sorts for existing trucks like the Ford F-150 Raptor, or the RAM 1500 TRX for that matter.

When the Cybertruck was released, avid EV enthusiasts noted that it made traditional pickup trucks seem dated. If the production Cybertruck ends up looking similar to the concept posted by the Tesla enthusiast, Elon Musk’s “armored personnel carrier from the future” could very well become the new standard for toughness in the automotive segment.

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-cybertruck-production-side-mirror-images/
 
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Those are some pretty pathetic looking side mirrors for a truck, looks like they copied the mirrors off of a M3
Well, they would be for compliance. You'd have better views available in the cabin from the cameras.

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I agree Crissa, the upgradable camera options would be more suitable for the next decade on the CT than the an average looking un-efficient standard mirror.

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Insufficient for general trucking purposes, but combined with the cameras probably good enough. And honestly that’s all I want - small side mirrors for situational awareness while driving, and the cameras for any advanced maneuvering with a trailer or in tight spaces.
 

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I just hope they make them easy to remove. I’ll just take them off and use the cameras. Doubt the Alabama DMV will give a sh&t.
 

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matte black would look best, keep them minimized
 

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matte black would look best, keep them minimized
Yes. If the guy made them look like the bumper it would look better but still. No. No. No. no
 

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I actually like what it does to the look. kinda helps normalize the aesthetic a little.
 
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Well, they would be for compliance. You'd have better views available in the cabin from the cameras.

-Crissa
Have same, similar mirrors on ‘97 Tahoe. The size is more than adequate and I tow trailers which the size is just fine.
My mirrors act as brush gurads though and the Tahoe is 7” more narrow than CT so they will show scratches.
 

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I agree that matte black mirrors would be best. Maybe ones that match the triangle spot where the cameras should be? Or even a hybrid system with the small mirrors that have a camera system built in for wider viewing angles?

don’t know if that would work just throwing out ideas 💡

what do you guys think?
 

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