Tesla Unveils New “Bulletproof” Cybertruck

    Tesla Cybertruck

    Tesla Cybertruck

    Tesla’s newest creation is looking to disrupt the current truck market.  Elon Musk unveiled their newest “Cybertruck” and included a bold new claim that the new Cybertruck was also bulletproof.

    Tesla Unveils New “Bulletproof” Cybertruck

    The new truck is made out of a single form stainless steel alloy, that Musk claimed enabled the truck to be “literally bulletproof” stating the following.

    That alloy enables the car to be “literally bulletproof” against at least smaller firearms, including 9-millimeter handguns

    Tesla Cybertruck

    Member of the crowd asked to hit the Cybertruck with a sledgehammer
    (Photo Courtesy of Tesla Live Stream)

    From there the presentation stumbled forward into even stranger territory.  A man was invited to hit both sides of the truck with a sledgehammer.  The Cybertruck appeared to be un-phased by this attack.  But then a metal ball was thrown at the windows which were quickly broken.

    Tesla Cybertruck

    Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk stands in front of the shattered windows of the newly unveiled all-electric battery-powered Tesla’s Cybertruck at Tesla Design Center in Hawthorne, California on November 21, 2019. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)

    Musk was quick to counter the window break. Stating clearly that the metal ball had not in fact gone through the window.  His reaction and overall demeanor, however, did not inspire any confidence.

    For those of you still intrigued by a truck that can stop small handgun and sledgehammer attacks, the base version of the Cybertruck is $39,900.  While the fully loaded version will set you back a cool $69,900.

    Clearly, Tesla is making a bid for the military market, and things appear to be off to a rocky start.  One can argue that they used bullets to test the truck’s overall strength, but the pure aesthetic of the truck is inherently military.  Personally, I think it looks like a strange crossover between a Honda Ridgeline and the Warthog from the Halo series of video games.  Either way, I’m sure it’ll be as quiet as the rest of the Tesla lineup.  So you’ll just have to deal with the atrocious road noise from those giant tires.  All without any healthy truck exhaust notes to cover it up.


    CNN – Tesla Reveals Cybertruck, but breaks its ‘unbreakable’ windows during unveiling

    CNET – Tesla Cybertruck electrifies the truck segment

    motor1 – Winners And Losers From Last Night’s Tesla Cybertruck Reveal

    Austin R

    The author is a military contractor who enjoys conducting independent firearms research and reloading. Article inquiries and suggestions are welcome at austinjrex at gmail.com