Jay Leno, identified Tesla fanboy, lately had Elon Musk on his present Jay Leno’s Garage — once more. As with most issues regarding the electrical automobile firm, different Musk-eteers snooped round and supplied a sneak peek again in January, however now we lastly have it: a check drive of the pickup of the future generally known as the Cybertruck.
The episode aired on CNBC on Wednesday, May 27, however the full phase with Musk and Leno tooling round Los Angeles, and below Los Angeles, is obtainable now on YouTube:
While there have been different movies of the Cybertruck in motion, together with from the semi-disastrous launch again in November, it is a extra complete look each inside and outside on a extremely anticipated electrical truck that has divided automotive fanatics.
However, the most important revelation is the incontrovertible fact that Tesla is lethal severe about the Cybertruck. It can be hitting the market someday in late 2021 and, in response to Musk, just about nothing can be modified from the mannequin proven on the episode. When Leno requested what he would change for the manufacturing automobile, Musk mentioned he needs to shrink the proportions by 5 p.c to assist the truck slot in most garages, however after the episode was launched he retracted that assertion.
What does Tesla anticipate potential homeowners to do with a full-size Cybertruck? While inspecting the truck mattress with Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen, Musk mentioned, “If you want to mount like a missile launcher or something, you can do that.” As for the stainless-steel physique that may supposedly be capable to face up to bullets from a handgun, Musk remarked, “We want to be a leader in apocalypse technology,” after which laughed.
While there hasn’t been any automobile almost as polarizing in recent times, Leno appears to return out the different facet of The Boring Company underground tunnel (oh yeah, they drive the Cybertruck by way of that, too) assured in its prospects. If you agree, it’s accessible for pre-order now.
But in the event you’re on the lookout for an actual apocalypse automobile, attempt a Sherp.
picture:Elon Musk standing on the mattress cowl of the Cybertruck in “Jay Leno’s Garage.”Screenshot by way of CNBC Prime on YouTube