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...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,

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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...
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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.
 

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One of my coworkers compared it to the 1980 Aston Martin Bulldog concept car. Thought I'd share.
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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.
 
 




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