Tesla, the brand which is famous for using innovative and futuristic technology in the automobile sector was recently in the news for launching an all electric pick up truck which is quicker than most of the petrol powered ones. The Cybertruck has been launched in the USA and costs around $30,000 which roughly translates to Rs 25 lakh. Now a bunch of Youtubers from Russia have come up with a replica of the cybertruck that costs much lesser than the original one.
Unlike the original Cybertruck this replica is not an electric car. It runs on regular internal combustion engine. The youtubers strip down an old Lada hatchback and start building a frame on it. The frame in build using steel pipes and frames and after sometime the frame of the car starts resembling the Cybertruck.
Then they start working on the straight lines and the angular shapes on the truck that the original truck has. They bring sheets of metal and start welding it with the frame and bending it. After a lot cutting, welding and grinding the car looks like a mini Tesla Cybertruck. The flared wheel arches, wheel caps cut out of metal sheets, they even tried to replicate the armour glass on Cybertruck.
It gets edge to edge headlamps and tail lights that we had seen in the Cybertruck. Cost of the Cybertruck replica as per the report in NYT is $11,000, which is very cheap than the original Cybertruck. It had some limitations like, the youtubers could not figure out a way to incorporate working doors, so the passengers had to get in and out from the hatch. And the other thing is of course the power. The replica is nowhere near the Cybertruck when it comes to power figures.
Talking about the Tesla Cybertruck, body of this futuristic truck is made out of 30X cold-rolled steel that is extremely sturdy. The windshields are made of Tesla armour glass and are much sturdier than the regular automotive windshields. The vehicle rides on an adaptive air suspension system that can be adjusted.
The Tesla Cybertruck is available in three different motors and trims. The base version of the Tesla Cybertruck gets a single electric motor that powers the rear wheels of the truck. It has a range of 250 miles while there is a dual-motor AWD version that 300 miles range. The most expensive and most powerful is the Tri-motor version of the Cybertruck that does 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds. As per the report,in spite of getting mixed reviews, enthusiasts have already placed more than 2,50,000 orders fro cybertruck. Deliveries will start in 2021.