Elon Musk says there will be a “Beast Mode” for the Tesla Cybertruck
- Elon Musk provided more information about the release of the long-awaited Cybertruck in a new interview with Joe Rogan.
- The billionaire said there will be a “beast mode version” and a version with bulletproof glass.
- Tesla has set a delivery date for the Cybertruck on November 30.
Elon Musk revealed more details about the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck during an interview with Joe Rogan on Tuesday.
In his latest appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, the Tesla CEO said the price of the electric minivan would be £6,000 or £7,000 depending on which version people buy.
Electric vehicles typically weigh more than a conventional combustion engine vehicle due to the weight of their battery. Musk’s specifications for the Cybertruck fall within the range of a typical EV pickup truck. For comparison, the Ford Lightning weighs more than 6,000 pounds, while the Rivian R1T weighs more than 8,000 pounds, according to its owners’ manuals.
Musk also said that the company will offer a “brutal version” of the Cybertruck. However, he did not specify what will be included in this version of the electric car. In september billionaire He said on Xformerly known as Twitter, said there would be a “Cybertruck performance” and that it “kicks ass.”
The Tesla CEO also confirmed on Tuesday that the Cybertruck will feature bulletproof steel panels and there will also be an option for people to purchase bulletproof glass for the vehicle, though that alternative would pose a significant trade-off for ease of use.
“You can make anything bulletproof if you want, but the glass has to be very thick to be bulletproof, so it can’t go up and down,” Musk said, adding that the bulletproof windows would be fixed.
During the interview, Rogan tested the Cybertruck’s exterior by shooting an arrow at the vehicle’s stainless steel body.
In the video, the arrow appeared to partially hit the outside of the car, leaving a small dent in the side of the Cybertruck.
Musk said there will be three demonstrations to prove that the Cybertruck is bulletproof, including shooting the vehicle with a Tommy gun, a 45mm rifle, and a 9mm pistol.
“Trucks are supposed to be strong, right?” Musk said.
When Musk first revealed the Cybertruck in 2019, he tried to demonstrate the car’s “armored glass” windows by having Tesla’s design chief throw a metal ball at the Cybertruck’s window. At that time, the glass broke instantly upon contact with the metal ball. Musk later He said On social media, the previous test had resulted in the window being compromised.
“The heavy hammer hit the cracked glass door base, which is why the steel ball didn’t bounce,” Musk wrote on
While the Cybertruck won’t be the first vehicle to have bulletproof glass windows, it’s an unusual feature for a civilian vehicle. Thick windows can also contribute to securing a very heavy vehicle. For example, the 2009 Cadillac presidential limousine that former President Barack Obama rode to his inauguration had five-inch windows and eight-inch-thick walls designed to protect him from all types of weapons, and it weighed about 10 tons.
Musk said Tuesday that he hopes a “Beast Mode” version of the electric pickup will be able to go from zero to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds.
“It looks so weird. You have to see it in the flesh,” Rogan said. “It’s the most amazing production car ever built.”
Earlier this month, Tesla said there would be a delivery event for the Cybertruck on November 30. But Musk warned that it would be difficult to scale production of the car.
“The slope is going to be very difficult. There’s no way around that,” Musk said during Tesla’s earnings call last month. “If you want to do something radical and innovative and really special things like the Cybertruck, it’s very difficult because there’s nothing to copy.”
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