Tracking the bizarre journey of the Tesla Cybertruck

Announced in true Elon Musk style at a bizarre launch event, the angular, brushed stainless-steel Tesla Cybertruck first rolled on stage in 2019...

Whatever your opinion of Elon Musk is, there’s no denying he’s pretty damn good at getting things done. Since he reportedly walked away from the sale of PayPal with $100 million, the South African born tech magnate-cum-Bond villain has launched rockets into space, created the world’s most valuable car company and come up with a wacky plan to build a hyper-fast tube network. But despite all that, the controversial multi-CEO appears to have met his match when it comes to producing an affordable all-electric pick-up truck.

First announced in true Musk style at a bizarre launch event in 2019, the angular, brushed stainless-steel Tesla Cybertruck rolled on stage while Musk, dressed in all black, gave a jarring run down of what to expect from it.

“We’re going to be using the same alloy in the Starship rocket as we are in the Cybertruck,” he proudly declared as Tesla design chief Franz von Holzhausen gleefully took an industrial sledgehammer to the door to prove his point. Cue whoops and cheers from Musk’s adoring fanbase who stood below the stage at the in-person event. Shortly after, Musk had another party trick lined up which again involved von Holzhausen launching a steel ball at the Cybertruck’s ‘amour glass’ windows to show they wouldn’t smash. Only they did. Spectacularly.

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