Cybertruck reveal viewing party and reactions!

cybrtrk_maybe

Well-known member
First Name
Gary
Joined
Nov 17, 2019
Messages
182
Reaction score
181
Location
Colorado
Vehicles
Nissan Xterra, RAM 1500 promaster, Honda CRV
Occupation
Programmer Analyst
Country flag
Thanks for the write-up JBee; It helped me see why it was shaped how it is. I thought it looked more like an El Camino or Ranchero, but with fewer curves. It also doesn't look like it sits as high as a F-150. Someone also mentioned towing a fifth-wheel; I would be interested in that aspect as well. I wonder how comfortable the ride is on a long trip. I'm still on-the-fence and still "cybrtrk_maybe".
 

CoyoteJim

Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2019
Messages
21
Reaction score
77
Location
Carmichael
Vehicles
Tesla Model 3 AWD, BMW i3, Zero DS, Ford F250 Powerstroke (modified to run on vegetable oil)
Country flag
...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,

RgLjI0p3C7_TZe9sI0y5TOHu4zH49LYetENGSimXs2S-SazUTL.jpg
Considering the idea that the apex is a necessary component of an efficient “truss” design then I wouldn’t want to change it for aesthetics. I should instead revise my idea of truckness...
 

JBee

Active member
First Name
JB
Joined
Nov 22, 2019
Messages
30
Reaction score
34
Location
6000
Vehicles
Cybertruck
Country flag
I think that casting solution will only apply to the Model Y and similar. The cybertruck just needs a glorified panbrake folder to get those 2D shapes and lines. It will be much easier to make, also steel is easier to fabricate than aluminium. Like with not having any paint, thats how they're keeping the cost down. It all adds up.
 

GMsLoss

Member
First Name
Scott
Joined
Nov 20, 2019
Messages
7
Reaction score
1
Location
Rochester, NY
Vehicles
2018 Silverado, 2018 Model 3
Occupation
Mechanical Engineer
Country flag
One of my coworkers compared it to the 1980 Aston Martin Bulldog concept car. Thought I'd share.
Annotation 2019-11-22 164229.png
 

Autobreza

New member
Joined
Nov 21, 2019
Messages
2
Reaction score
1
Location
Irvine, CA
Vehicles
Acura TLS, CLS
Occupation
Project Manager
GMsLoss - That's a perfect retro-look back.
 

MSA Surgery

Member
First Name
angelo
Joined
Nov 21, 2019
Messages
8
Reaction score
2
Location
Quebec
Vehicles
Dodge ram 2500 Diesel
Occupation
Pulling a 13 000 lbs fifthwheel
Country flag
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 tend to agree... only problem is the vault shape- maybe it’ll have aliding sides so as to accommodate a gooseneck or fifth-wheel attachement...and cargo bars for ladders and such.
 

Advertisement












 


Advertisement


Top