Tesla’s extremely anticipated unveiling of its futuristic pickup truck suffered a setback after its “armoured glass” home windows shattered throughout an illustration.
Through the tightly choreographed unveiling of the Cybertruck to cheering followers on Thursday, Tesla boss Elon Musk had taken a stab on the design, energy and sturdiness of mainstream vans, solely to be shaken when his boast about his new truck’s home windows backfired.
With a beginning worth of $39,900 US, the Cybertruck’s futuristic, angular physique in gun-metal gray resembles an armoured car and takes intention on the coronary heart of Detroit automakers’ income.
Musk singled out the Ford F-150, the top-selling car in the USA, to focus on the capabilities of the Cybertruck, displaying an edited video of the 2 vans in a back-to-back “tug-of-war” during which the Cybertruck takes off, dragging the F-150 behind it shortly after each vans speed up from beginning place.
To indicate off the sturdy design of the brand new pickup, Musk enlisted his head of design, Franz von Holzhausen, to take a sledgehammer to the facet of the car, whose exterior will likely be comprised of the identical stainless-steel used within the Starship rocket developed by Musk’s SpaceX aerospace firm.
The gang cheered when it bounced off the floor with out leaving a mark.
However the truck’s home windows weren’t as lucky, cracking like spiderwebs when von Holzhausen threw metallic balls at them.
The blunder overshadowed the launch, which was live-streamed from Los Angeles…