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
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.
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.