Last night automotive innovator Elon Musk held a live-streamed event where he was unveiling his brand new product, a fully electronic pickup dubbed The Cybertruck. There have been numerous claims made on the vehicle intended to compete with current pickups on the market, from its delivered torque to the mileage range.
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) November 22, 2019
Watch Elon Musk unveil Tesla's new pickup truck, the Cybertruck, in under 6 minutes pic.twitter.com/fADHTVXKnI
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) November 22, 2019
The biggest selling points have been its rolled-steel body framework being resilient, as well as having armored windows made from Tesla Glass. When the vehicle rolled out for the first time reactions were varied.
We outsourced the styling to a random 2nd grader, and passed on the savings to you!https://t.co/o16RopXNUN
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) November 22, 2019
— Navi Avatar (@NaviAvatar1) November 22, 2019
— Disasters In The Making (@DITM_Podcast) November 22, 2019
Newest pokemon creature disappoints longtime fans expecting Psyduck or Squirtle.https://t.co/iUtlxuNGB5
— DPRK News Service (@DPRK_News) November 22, 2019
Is anyone watching the @Tesla #Cybertruck launch? This has got to be a spoof. Please tell me it’s a spoof 😳 @elonmusk oh Elon… what is this back to the future Delorean meets a spacecraft with a hint of Jeep with unbreakable windows that break?
— Seline🗽 (@SelineOK) November 22, 2019
I thought it was bad on the blade runner design…but we had the moment of oh wait there’s more! Then they shattered the windows 😳
— organicAVENGER (@organicAVENGER3) November 22, 2019
Yes, they did. After having a member of the audience come on stage and take swings at the body with a sledgehammer there was a brief demo on the Tesla Glass. A large pane was anchored and heavy steel weights were dropped on it, which bounced off. Impressive, but then things went sideways.
The next phase was to have someone tossing steel balls at the windows of the truck, and the effect was less than optimum.
— LivestreamFail Bot (@streamfailbot) November 22, 2019
Yea, that was not the expected result. For the rest of the presentation, Elon had to speak in front of the damaged vehicle.
— Reuters (@Reuters) November 22, 2019
We just witnessed @Tesla and @elonmusk roll out a Nintendo 64 graphic asset on wheels, break its windows, roll out a cool ATV onto it, and end the presentation. I'm still trying to process what just happened. #Cybertruck
— Neil Shukla (@MadMonocle) November 22, 2019
I have no idea what Tesla was thinking with the Cybertruck. That was such an awkward reveal. The look. The bad goth laser magic show. The broken windows. The payload and tow rating. The adaptive suspension not adapting… there was so, so much “Huh.”
— C: (@cnolke) November 22, 2019
Despite the futuristic styling and promises of gas-free travel the results so far have been mixed.
— Undead Goathead (@UndeadGoathead) November 22, 2019
— Chloe Huard (@chloe_huard) November 22, 2019
The Tesla engineer who did those windows on the truck will not have their job tomorrow 😂 #Cybertruck
— Samuel HurleySanchez (@SamuelHSanchez2) November 22, 2019
THIS IS NOT A JOKE: Musk just asked his assistant to throw stainless steel ball at the Cybertruck's windows to prove they wouldn't break – and they broke. Someone's going to lose their job. #ElonMusk #tesla #cybertruckunveil pic.twitter.com/U5rhPGy1BJ
— Devara (@Devara772) November 22, 2019
One thing you can always say about Elon Musk, he manages to inspire people.
This car is for people who aspire to be on the wrong side of the post-apocalypse https://t.co/7PCbnQQXRM
— VICE (@VICE) November 22, 2019
On this day 55 years ago history changed forever. But it could have been prevented with just one tesla cybertruck pic.twitter.com/EsQqjcW3Ae
— the most crucified man in america pro cyber truck (@sexualjumanji) November 22, 2019
Who wore it best?
— Blake Shaffer 📊 (@bcshaffer) November 22, 2019
— Shane Kortum (@SugaShanie) November 22, 2019
And just to close it out, there is this insertion to a classic of cinema–
— MichaelVeeKay (@MichaelVeeKay1) November 22, 2019
See you folks in the future…