The regular Cybertruck was also presented, and it turned out to be noticeably more expensive than Musk himself had previously promised
Today the official premiere of the Cybertruck pickup truck took place in the United States and deliveries of electric vehicles to the first customers began. Perhaps the most important news: the pickup truck has risen in price, and risen in price significantly.
In 2019, Elon Musk said that the cost of the car in the basic version would be 39.9 thousand dollars, and in the top version – 69.9 thousand dollars. Rewind to the end of 2023 and the official prices are completely different: the basic single-engine version (it will appear only in 2025) is 61 thousand dollars, the average dual-motor all-wheel drive is 80 thousand dollars, the top three-motor all-wheel drive called Cyberbeast is 100 thousand dollars.
Elon Musk presented the “Cyberbeast”
The Cyberbeast produces 845 hp and accelerates to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds. The dynamics, of course, are excellent, but the “Chinese comrades” already have SUVs that are no worse. The Cyberbeast’s range is 515 km.
The power of the twin-engine version is 600 hp, this Cybertruck accelerates to 96.5 km/h in 4.1 seconds, and the range is 547 km.
The power of the basic version of the pickup truck has not been announced, but the dynamics (6.5 s to 96.5 km/h) and range (400 km) are known.
During the premiere, many interesting videos were shown. For example, how the Cybertruck is fired from an MP5 submachine gun, and the bullets do not penetrate the body panels. They also fired from a Thompson submachine gun (of course, its modern version) – with the same success. They also showed how the “Cyberbeast” pulls a trailer: its weight can reach 5 tons. This is important for those who use pickups for their intended purpose. And in the back of a pickup truck can transport 1.125 tons of cargo.
Today, 10 Cybertrucks were delivered to the first customers, who, by a happy coincidence, turned out to be employees of the company.