The Beta CT dimensions are now perfection

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The R1T’s 4-foot-6-inch bed, is plainly mid-sized territory - shorter than a Tacoma’s smallest bed, and at least with a Tacoma you can opt for a 6’ long bed instead.
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In all, even with the Rivian’s frunk, an argument could be made that it’s still decidedly mid-sized in cargo aspects because again the Tacoma comes with a longer bed standard or can be fitted with a long bed.

Rivian is a decidedly mid-sized truck in functionality, but a short though otherwise full-size exterior dimensioned truck for no good reason.

Maybe it’s hard, afterall, to build competitive trucks.
Re: bed size
Dimensions - comparable sizes.jpg

Re: 54 -- [aside: Rivian has pretty cool extended arms so the tailgate extends out several more inches when down. RJ talked to Munro about it in a show-n-tell video and people have showed it for hauling things including motorcycles]
RIVIAN Aside: see 54" and then extended arms in this short video
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Probably not worth the effort, hopefully this guy will stop acting precious and give us an answer soon.

For those who did not follow Matthew Donegan-Ryan his Breaking News summary is:
  1. The Gen 3 platform will be built in Mexico first, then they will copy & paste production to other Giga Factories.
  2. The first Gen 3 vehicle will roll off the production line in 18-24 months!
  3. I asked if the Gen 3 will be painted or stainless steel he smirked and said “paint is expensive”
  4. Giga Mexico will be built AT THE SAME TIME AS ANOTHER GIGA!
  5. All Giga Factory architecture, design, and construction is done in-house.
  6. Shanghai ramped faster than Austin/Berlin because Shanghai copied Fremont’s production and the Austin/Berlin had to figure out the structural pack
 

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It can certainly be read both ways but the way I see it is that when he made that tweet he was thinking about putting the Cybertruck into production with the 2019 "over sized" concept dimensions. A truck that is 84" wide is not unheard of, the F-150 Raptor is 86.6" wide. That is also consistent with the statement that they'll have to make a smaller variant given a truck with those dimensions would be very US centric.



Not that EM isn't prone to some bending of reality but in terms of length it wouldn't necessarily be a false statement since an F-150 crew cab with 6.5ft bed is 243.5in long.

To add to this point, this is what MotorTrend had to say in reference to the 2019 concept:

"A key issue working against the Cybertruck in four-wheel-drive situations is its size and weight. We've been told designers worked hard to keep the overall length close to a crew cab long-bed half-ton pickup, which translates to a wheelbase of just under 150 inches. That's pretty long—this is a big truck."



Agreed, I'm also of the idea that the geometry of the Cybertruck will likely result in less interior width than an F-150 despite the same exterior width.



Correct, we do not have any conclusive evidence. As I've half jokingly stated in the past somebody that is planning on going to the Petersen museum should take a tape measure with them.




Probably not worth the effort, hopefully this guy will stop acting precious and give us an answer soon.

I followed that guy because his apparent QA with the head of manufacturing was really good. If he's just blowing smoke about CT info, I'm going to give him one hell of an unfollow. Take that random Twitter guy!!
 

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For those who did not follow Matthew Donegan-Ryan his Breaking News summary is:
  1. The Gen 3 platform will be built in Mexico first, then they will copy & paste production to other Giga Factories.
  2. The first Gen 3 vehicle will roll off the production line in 18-24 months!
  3. I asked if the Gen 3 will be painted or stainless steel he smirked and said “paint is expensive”
  4. Giga Mexico will be built AT THE SAME TIME AS ANOTHER GIGA!
  5. All Giga Factory architecture, design, and construction is done in-house.
  6. Shanghai ramped faster than Austin/Berlin because Shanghai copied Fremont’s production and the Austin/Berlin had to figure out the structural pack
Still waiting on his “unbelievable“ news about the Cybertruck. But he’s kind of insufferable to follow on twitter so just relying on others to repost the interesting bits. I’m not holding my breath for anything amazing.
 


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You realize Cybertruck has 100 cubic feet of exterior storage while an f150 has 67 cubic feet.
Obviously conjecture, but based on that investor day prototype I see no way that CT retains 100 cubic feet.

The exact spec is 100 cubic feet of “lockable exterior storage,” which includes the CT Frunk, but also what was purported to have a 6.5’ bed.

I still have no doubt the CT will have a larger Frunk than a Lightning - but to my eye, that CT has the bed of a ~Tacoma long bed, which is 33 cubic feet. Let’s call the CT’s 40 cubic feet for argument’s sake.

The CT Frunk may be big, but it’s won’t be another 27 m-30 cubic feet.

In any event, not counting the back seat cargo area of an F150 is ignoring one of its best features.
 

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Tesla Cybertruck The Beta CT dimensions are now perfection 1678169472496
 

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Obviously conjecture, but based on that investor day prototype a bunch of guesswork and bad napkin math I see no way that CT retains 100 cubic feet.
Sorry had to correct the above.

All of the random conjecture here is highly unconvincing.
 

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Sorry had to correct the above.

All of the random conjecture here is highly unconvincing
that’s not quite fair

any “guess work and bad napkin math” about that prototype you know is secondary fodder to the real source of conjecture: photos and video of that prototype:

Or if you were shopping for a truck online, would you be unable to infer from photos which of the two following vehicles were larger?

Vehicle 1:

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Tesla Cybertruck The Beta CT dimensions are now perfection D38CD48A-AB2D-4DC1-B87C-4FFC0F2D33D9


Vehicle 2:

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Tesla Cybertruck The Beta CT dimensions are now perfection DF8F7A8A-91DC-4E92-B5E7-6C20D13147E5



I dunno, maybe I have an overconfident sense of scale and space, or maybe the opposite.

CT features do tend to distort - you can’t even have a feel for the size of the steering wheel.

but these two things sure don’t seem similar in scale (yes, adjusted for obvious optics differences):

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Tesla Cybertruck The Beta CT dimensions are now perfection DF167EAA-62E5-4C45-A3BE-1B45DA49B0FE
 

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Going back 30 years, I remember starting most projects with a PSO... Project Scope and Objectives.

I am pretty sure Tesla has defined its scope for the CT and it can't be everything to everyone.

Taking into consideration other plans they must have; I am sure there are no fundamental mistakes.
 


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This looks extremely similar in size to my friends Nissan Titan which is a rather large full size pickup truck. So I’m not sure what your point is. It is definitely a lot wider than my Model Y.

Very similar size to an F150 console from what I can tell.

You are making blanket statements about a truck you haven’t even laid eyes on.
 

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This looks extremely similar in size to my friends Nissan Titan which is a rather large full size pickup truck. So I’m not sure what your point is. It is definitely a lot wider than my Model Y.

Very similar size to an F150 console from what I can tell.
With respect, maybe you’ve just not spent a lot of time in trucks

Though I take it you *could* visually distinguish between the Rivian and F150!
 

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I followed, and yes to all above.

I was going to submit questions, but that raised a red flag for me. Did Tom Z really spill enough for him to have a deep pool of knowledge?

He was a lucky retail investor who got an invite, and he won lotto twice by cornering a talkative Tom?
 

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Need that eye roll emoji in this forum badly.

Here’s one of the early betas swallowing a bunch of 35” tires.
Tesla Cybertruck The Beta CT dimensions are now perfection 1678176924744


This one only has one 35” tire, but in spite of the angle looking down at the truck, you can barely see the top of it. Pretty clearly the depth of the vault is the same or deeper than in the earlier model.
Tesla Cybertruck The Beta CT dimensions are now perfection 1678176976860



I have No Clue what the vaults dimensions are in the final. Mostly because I’m not daft enough to think I can do some hand-waving and come to any kind of conclusion that has any real validity other than satisfying my own preconceived notions/ fears/ hopes.

Literally: If you want the truck’s dimensions to be something, you can make a case for it based on the evidence at hand.

If folks have managed to satisfy their own desires via hand waving… nice for you. But don’t expect others to buy into your hand waving as if it’s fact.
 

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I followed, and yes to all above.

I was going to submit questions, but that raised a red flag for me. Did Tom Z really spill enough for him to have a deep pool of knowledge?

He was a lucky retail investor who got an invite, and he won lotto twice by cornering a talkative Tom?
I seriously doubt it.
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