Everything that happened when Elon Musk unveiled the Cybertruck, including the window-breaking mistake that made him say 'Oh my f---ing god'
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's first passenger pickup truck, the Cybertruck, on Thursday night in a town near Los Angeles.
- The unveiling was jam-packed with flames, people in all-black costumes, and video comparisons of the Cybertruck to the speed of the Porsche 911 and the towing capabilities of the Ford F-150.
- One of the most viral moments, however, is the infamous failed glass demo.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled Tesla's first passenger pickup truck, the Cybertruck, on Thursday night in a dramatic showing that included flames, a "cybergirl," and a failed test.
The jam-packed unveiling included the traditional presentation of the truck's specifications, but done in a glamorized and semi-failed manner. To prove the strength of its "ultra-hard" stainless steel body, Musk asked Tesla's lead designer Franz von Holzhausen to take a sledgehammer to the side of the truck.
And to show-off the strength of the "armored glass," a metal ball was dropped onto an isolated panel at an elevated height without a shatter or a break. However, when the metal ball was thrown at the window of the example Cybertruck, the glass broke.
Despite this, the Cybertruck was unveiled to many crowd cheers and photos, and with specs that surpass those of its potential competitors, such as Bollinger Motors fully electric all-wheel-drive B2 Pickup Truck. Production is expected to begin in late 2021.
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