Some photos have recently emerged showcasing two Cybertrucks being worked on; one is lifted with the help of a vehicle jack while the other is positioned on the ground. Both vehicles have unique off-road wheels. Still, viewers will need to take a double take to comprehend what it is they are looking at because, at a glance, the Tesla Cybertrucks appear to be Ford F-150 trucks based on the side profile, but at the same time, the very flat face and overall design indicate that isn’t the case.
Though it isn’t clear why Tesla did this, we have a pretty good hunch that it has something to do with Ford CEO Jim Farley‘s recent comment on the Cybertruck and how he’s not concerned about its arrival due to it being designed for “Silicon Valley people,” and, not “real people who do real work.”
Tesla CEO Elon Musk hasn’t replied to the image that he was tagged in so there’s no confirmation as to whether this is the case, but we’re pretty sure it’s a subtle response to the comment, and we love it.
I am…. Confused. But enjoy this shot. @elonmusk troll level 69420
Cybertruck wrapped like an ICE F150 with its hood up. 🥸 pic.twitter.com/MQGXU0GmLD
— Greggertruck (@greggertruck) July 23, 2023
Tesla Cybertruck Vs. Ford F-150 Lightning: Details
Though Tesla doesn’t have the same status that Ford has acquired over the past few decades as a truck builder, the company does have the majority of the overall EV market in the US, while the market for trucks is one of the most lucrative in the country. Ford has been one of the few automakers to produce an EV pickup truck, and over the last year, Ford has delivered over 13,000 F-150 Lightnings to customers. In addition to that, the company has been working on ramping up production to fulfill around 200,000 reservations. Meanwhile, production for the Tesla Cybertruck has only just begun this month, but the company has over 1.9 million reservations and expects to produce between 250,000 and 500,000 units per year.
Pricing for the Tesla Cybertruck has yet to be revealed, but Kelley Blue Book places the starting price at around $50,000, a similar cost to the base F-150 Lightning as Ford has just decreased it. It will ultimately come down to preference, how well customers review the Cybertruck once they get it, and whether or not they will be willing to wait up to 5 years to receive an order.