Tesla Motors is a bit of a contentious company. Some folks believe that Elon Musk is the man who will save all of humanity, while others are more concerned with his car company’s business tactics. However you feel about the South African businessman, there is no denying that Tesla’s meteoric rise is a direct result of Musk’s own personality. That personality showed itself clearly on a recent installment of Automotive News’ Daily Drive Podcast, where Musk made some more claims about the Tesla Cybertruck.
“I just wanted to make a futuristic battle tank, something that looked like it came out of Bladerunner or Aliens or something like that,” said Musk.
One look at the Tesla Cybertruck is enough to see that Musk and his team may have succeeded in this endeavor. The Tesla Cybertruck doesn’t look like anything else on the road, which is probably for good reason. The truck’s 30x cold-rolled stainless steel bodywork might be more fit for battle tank applications, as it doesn’t look like it complies with pedestrian crash testing standards.
It appears Elon hasn’t entirely fulfilled his vision with the Cybertruck yet either however, at least when you take a look at his Twitter activity. Quoting a Tweet that featured an image of a stealthy looking military vehicle, Elon stated “Cybertruck option package”. Now while we’re sure that this was just a bit of humor coming from the Tesla CEO, it does highlight just how much Elon is enthralled with these types of vehicles. Who could really blame him though, as military vehicles are without a doubt some of the coolest and most capable in the world. Still, we maintain that the Cybertruck is pretty damn dubious.
Cybertruck option package https://t.co/6Vz4XNoHf9
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 17, 2020
The Tesla Cybertruck will be entering a rather populated segment, as companies like GM, Ford, Rivian and Bollinger Motors have announced entries into the electric truck segment. However, we’re willing to bet that this segment will live and die by Cybertruck‘s success, whether that be here on Earth or on Mars.