Tesla has unveiled its latest motor vehicle – the electric Cybertruck – at an event in California.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk showcased the futuristic-looking truck, claiming that it can accelerate from 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds, which he showcased by playing a video of the Cybertruck beating a Porsche 911 off the line.
Musk also highlighted the strength of the vehicle by showing that it can withstand extreme force – including hits from a hammer, ball bearings, and a bullet.
He also claimed that it can tow 6,350kg, and played a video showing it beating the Ford F-150 in a tug-of-war battle.
Musk said that there would be three battery variations available which will offer 250+, 300+, and 500+ miles per charge respectively.
The Tesla Cybertruck has one of the strangest designs of any modern vehicle, with flat, angular panels comprising most of the bodywork.
The starting price for the Tesla Cybertruck is $39,900, and Tesla is accepting pre-orders for this baseline version of the vehicle.
Production is set to begin late in 2021, with the high-end versions scheduled to start production in 2022.
Tesla also unveiled an electric four-wheeler alongside the Cybertruck.
It is not currently available for pre-order, and was primarily used to show how the Cybertruck’s suspension makes loading things into it incredibly easy.
This vehicle can also charge while stored in the back of the Cybertruck.