The guy throwing the ball was Franz Von Holzhausen. Tesla’s Chief Designer.DO NOT WASTE MY TIME on a MASSIVE futuristic vehicle reveal bragging about how hot shit your glass is only to have college freshman ass lookin’ Mc’lovin blow out a window with the physical equivalent of a death cab for cutie power ballad.
Its not being reluctant to change, or anti expressive in a progressive sense. It looked like soft cat shit wrapped in wet cardboard and spray painted silver.Hold on now...
“When a foolish man hears of the Tao,
he laughs out loud at the very idea.
If it were not for that laugh,
it would not be the Tao.” - Lau Tzu
When we see something that is so different from our established idea of “truck shape” we are certainly going to laugh out loud. But we should realize “truck shape” or “truckness” is being redefined in the electric realm. There is no need for a hood anymore - that’s an ICE relic. The shape of the Cybrtrk is very aerodynamic...it basically reminds me of an F-117 Nighthawk or a SR-71 Blackbird... or even the Flying Wing. This is how it’s going to get a 300 mile range off of a 75-90 kWh battery. It’s center of gravity is just above the axel line...this thing is going to rock crawl like nothing before it.
The utility of it is apparent. The issue with the windows will be resolved before production. Maybe you were expecting a Rivian because of Tesla’s history of “luxury” models. Rivians are nice looking trucks but they are made to fit the ICE-derived idea of “truckness”...the Rivian doesn’t need that long hood. The Rivian sacrifices a lot of efficiency for style - style that may appear antiquated in just a few years. The Rivian is going to cost more because it’s going to need bigger batteries to do the same job. The F-150 EV will probably suffer from the same thing. The CYBRTRK is going to start out at half the price of the Rivian and you will actually be able to use it as a work truck.
So before you just write it off as ugly first ask yourself why you think it’s ugly. Because it doesn’t look like an ICE truck?
I said the exact same thing when it rolled on stage....cut a bit off the top and make it round. But then I thought of the whole exoskeleton thing (I'd like to know how exactly that differs from a monocoque chassis) and the fact that the roof apex is essential for transferring the structural loads of the wheels and mass throughout the body, as it forms a triangle. It appears the "chassis" frame is actually two triangular trusses on either side of the car, that is then interconnected by the crossbars in the roof, front of the windscreen and rear window, essentially forming a bridge like structure. Like a flatter version of this:So, I've reserved one based on what I've seen so far. That being said, if before the final production version they just made the cabin a little more sleek - that's it, nothing else. Just a little off the top.