The Real Reason The Tesla Cybertruck Looks So Weird

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Elon Musk has given the world electric cars, space exploration projects and the Boring Company, which specializes in peculiar tunnel projects and, uh, flamethrowers. Still, it looks like he still has plenty of weird innovations to share with us.
For instance, his much-anticipated Tesla Cybertruck is finally here and boy, does it ever look weird. Its angular, minimalist design looks like nothing else you'll encounter on the road. Its aesthetic has been quite justifiably compared to a video game vehicle from the PlayStation 1 era, and people have joked that it might actually be a decent-looking car that merely takes so long to render that buyers won't actually find out what it really looks like until they own it for a few months.
In fact, the Cybertruck looks so weird that when the media covered its unveiling ceremony and the truck's windows broke on impact after Musk had specifically promised that they were impact-resistant, the vehicle's profoundly odd looks still dominated the news cycle.
Heck, even LEGO dunked on the Cybertruck with a Twitter post that mounted one of their notoriously indestructible building blocks on wheels.
And sure, it could be argued that the Tesla Cybertruck looks like someone gave the factory a low polygon 3D doodle instead of actual blueprints and called it a day. Still, doesn't it seem a little weird that a company of Tesla's caliber would make a truck that looks like a blocky cyberpunk-themed tank just so snarky internet users can throw bad graphics jokes at it?
Though everyone likes to make fun of the Tesla Cybertruck's curious design choices, there are actually several valid reasons for its out-of-this-world look. According to TechCrunch, the reason the Cybertruck looks so peculiar is that it's what's known as a "unibody truck." This means that unlike many of the more familiar pickup truck designs, which are made of a separate frame and body, the Cybertruck is built around a "metal cage" that houses and protects the batteries as well as the people inside the vehicle. The unibody design means that to achieve the kind of towing power the Cybertruck boasts, the vehicle needs a number of vertical supports and a sail pillar, which combine to give the truck its unique "vector graphics" look.
Of course, there are also other forces at play. Ultimately, the Cybertruck appears to be designed the way it is because Elon Musk thinks it looks cool, and because that weirdly blocky shape is simply the most practical one for the materials they use. Musk has revealed on Twitter that the truck's design was indeed inspired by video games, specifically name-dropping the Warthog transport vehicle in Halo. The billionaire has also tweeted a more sensible reason for the truck's "planar" design: According to him, the extraordinarily hard "30X steel" the Cybertruck is made of is so sturdy that it would break the stamping presses used to mold more conventional vehicles.
When you really get down to the brass tacks, it doesn't really matter what the Tesla Cybertruck looks like, because if its technical specs are accurate, the vehicle is an absolute beast. According to the official Tesla website, the Cybertruck's able to tow "near infinite mass," which seems like a weird statement or joking exaggeration, but the truck's stated towing capability of over 14,000 pounds and a payload capacity of 3,500 pounds certainly make it clear that Elon Musk is not playing around with this one. The Cybertruck is also reportedly able to both raise and lower its suspension four inches, and features 100 cubic feet of lockable storage, all in all. What's more, the car's "vault" can be outfitted with all sorts of custom equipment, from a quad bike they call Cyberquad to a stylish set of camping equipment, complete with a grill and a cooking station.
Of course, until the Cybertruck starts shipping and anxious testers get their hands on it, it's very difficult to say for sure if it can live up to its expectations, or if some of the promised specifications shatter like that supposedly super-sturdy window at the demonstration. Here's hoping the clunky-looking creation can be the game-changer it's marketed as. Keep watching the video to see why the real reason the Tesla Cybertruck looks so weird.
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Pie Crumbs
Pie Crumbs 2 months ago
I PROMISE you guys, this truck will be done this year. *five months later* Ok, I know that the Tesla 3 still isn’t out and we haven’t even started on the cybertruck, it’ll be out in AT MOST 10 years.
Jamie Rueffer
Jamie Rueffer 2 months ago
Who would need those specs? Hmmm perhaps the military?
sortere 2 months ago
I think it looks cool
Tibui Gerard
Tibui Gerard 2 months ago
Here's the guy who got tired of everybody showing us concept cars. Go Elon!
Jake 3 months ago
Waiting for the Optimus Prime version.
Matt Hafey
Matt Hafey 3 months ago
Wonder if it has rack & peanut steering? :P
margaret hazard
margaret hazard 3 months ago
Totally fugly and over priced
Ray Roberts
Ray Roberts 3 months ago
Tbh I dont understand the bitching, yeah the glass was bs but honestly it looks like shit youd find in scifi movies or games. Its unwarranted bitching from people who 1: cant afford it, and 2: people who think the opinion matters but. it doesnt. Honestly grow tf up "I want a halo warthog but I dont want that thing"
louissmells 3 months ago
Nice 8k views with 1 million subscribers dead channel
TheAntManChannel 3 months ago
We're going to go back to the future!
Dab The Love
Dab The Love 3 months ago
Apple Tree
Apple Tree 3 months ago
The weight of the loaded ugly truck maj s the amount of tow weight limit
Daniel C
Daniel C 3 months ago
Elon Musk looks like a male version of Greta Thunberg. And, the Cyber truck looks like something I would of doodled back in elementary school.
Robert Schlesinger
Robert Schlesinger 3 months ago
I'll bet the truck has many innovations, but the shatterproof glass was a blunder.
Robert Schlesinger
Robert Schlesinger 3 months ago
@Apple Tree I'm all for thinning the herd, as long as it's the idiot portion of the herd.
Robert Schlesinger
Robert Schlesinger 3 months ago
@Thread Bomb Good points. Thank you for your comment.
Thread Bomb
Thread Bomb 3 months ago
I watched a video on the windows. The problem was that hitting the doors with a hammer first caused the window to drop by an inch, so that it wasn't held on all sides. Apart from using stronger glass, they need to make sure that the window won't drop if the door is hit. Hopefully someone is working on this....
Apple Tree
Apple Tree 3 months ago
It's great. I'll cut down in the overpopulation problem when the batteries burn the trapped people
deltascout22 3 months ago
It could tow Mount Rushmore the truck is fugly.. 🤷🏼‍♂️
iLLWiLL 3 months ago
You know how baby chimps are so ugly, their cute? This reminds me of the Izuzu VehiCross cuz its so weird looking that its actually kinda cool
Dwight Gilman
Dwight Gilman 3 months ago
I think it's hideous.
valdemar edin
valdemar edin 3 months ago
Anyone else that think it looks cool?
Claude Falguiere
Claude Falguiere 3 months ago
Elon Musk was probably a fan of Logan's Run. This car looks like some of the cars of the TV show.
Claude Falguiere
Claude Falguiere 3 months ago
@SpringBok01 The show has somewhat round cars, but they run away with a square shaped car that looks like the truck.
SpringBok01 3 months ago
Logan’s run? Eww
Scotian Coast
Scotian Coast 3 months ago
Elon is just a big kid with a really big piggy bank.
morelli tech
morelli tech 3 months ago
Google "Cyberpunk 2077" and select images. Then scroll down and you will see a yellow car/truck in the game. This game is highly anticipated and this was nothing more than a marketing ploy.
Paul Miner
Paul Miner 3 months ago
Radar stealth 😅
Stig qwe
Stig qwe 3 months ago
I just can’t get excited about any of Tesla’s cars or this truck? They seem to be soulless?
Fintan 3 months ago
I think this abstract look might catch on, it looks cool imo.
Fintan 3 months ago
I think it's cool
Henriko Magnifico
Henriko Magnifico 3 months ago
Looks like the car I used to draw in kindergarden
M N 3 months ago
If you want one like here☺
kev426 3 months ago
1:55 ...A DeLorean pulling a Airstream ...Vibes
Thomas Lotito
Thomas Lotito 3 months ago
I like the vehicle.
Jamie Barba
Jamie Barba 3 months ago
The transformer call they want back Cybertruck.
Nick Allen
Nick Allen 3 months ago
Month old recycled jokes / news. Can you try to be a little more original and timely?
lee santos
lee santos 3 months ago
It's from the movie Demolition Man !
theldun1 3 months ago
All cars now days are uni bodies!!! They have been for years and none of them look like this pile of crap!
I'm CIA 3 months ago
Was just about to make this exact comment. I get the impression Grunge is just reading some Telsa press statement without any appropriate understanding about what these terms mean.
Duran 3 months ago
Musk just rehashes old ideas. He invents NOTHING. Is like when ignorant people say Steve Jobs invented the smartphone!
David Stein
David Stein 3 months ago
Tesla has done something totally awesome and unprecedented in the automotive industry with the unveiling of the Cybertruck. I believe they have introduced the very first vehicle with NO designed obsolescence. Tesla motors are designed to last a million miles. Tesla batteries coming soon are designed to last a million miles (search RUvid for "million mile battery"). How do you design a pickup truck body to last a million miles? a) Make it out of stainless steel. b) Make it thick stainless steel for strength, damage resistance, and durability. c) Use highly break-resistant glass (given SpaceX's experience with early explosions and perfecting designs, I have no doubt the armor glass will perform correctly in production). d) Give it long range and make it affordable. e) Make the structural design mainly triangles for the highest strength since thick stainless steel can only be bent by powerful sheet metal brakes. f) Given these physics constraints, might as well make it look futuristic and cutting-edge.Add in autonomous driving within a few years and the resultant enormous decrease in accidents and at an average of 13,500 miles per year, a million miles = 74 YEARS lifetime. Given that lifespan, futuristic looks are important. 74 years ago was 1945, how do 1945 cars look now? (Think old antiques).Given my current age (61), an autonomous vehicle makes a LOT of sense. When I'm too old to drive, I'll still have complete mobility as the truck will drive me where I need to go. In fact, with the Tesla Network, I can rent it out when I don't need it and live on the income! Damn, this is sounding better and better! How about renting it out from day one and it paying for itself?How about if Tesla adds Robo-Plowing capability with short-range radar detection of the plow corners, curbs, road edges, and parked or abandoned cars buried in snowbanks and invisible through heavy snowfall. They currently have a forward looking radar as part of their sensor suite. How about streets and roads actually plowed full width all winter long without damaging either curbs or your plow? So while I'm warm in bed my Cybertruck Robo-Plow can be doing a plowing route earning me money while I sleep! Sounds like two or three Robo-Plows in my future, but I'll wait until the first one's working. So if the body lasts a million miles, what if it lasts two or three million? Rebuild the motors (change bearings) each million, possibly replace the battery pack. And when it eventually is retired, totally recycle the body and motors and batteries. Of course the batteries could be used in stationary storage (Powerwall, Powerpack, and Megapacks) for another few decades before being recycled.This is revolutionary. Really totally minimizing lifetime embedded energy. Able to be totally run on renewable, sustainable energy. No designed obsolescence. This is a first in automotive history. I salute you and your team, Elon Musk!
Evil Fingers
Evil Fingers 3 months ago
With no Windshield Wipers, Side View Mirrors and Blind Spots, what could possibly go wrong with the Cybertruck?
Miguel lopez
Miguel lopez 3 months ago
cameras and lasers.
Zelda Williams
Zelda Williams 3 months ago
SMH! That's an easy pass for me; nope🙈 I'm sorry but, that car looks depressing.
DAB 369
DAB 369 3 months ago
I love the way this truck looks. I'm poor AF so I'd never be able to afford 1 (Thanks Trudeau)
Richard 3 months ago
DAB 369 nothing like blaming others for your lack of ingenuity.
chef souffle
chef souffle 3 months ago
What a pos.
D Z 3 months ago
Did Homer Simpson design this?
Crazy Flat Lady
Crazy Flat Lady 3 months ago
Musk is one of the elite hired to do a sleight-of-hand and look like one of us. He's an actor his job is to see how far he can push people how much they'll believe if someone trendy just tells them it's true you'll never see this truck on the market ever and if you do I think it's designed that way so after they release the poison gases inside it's a self-contained coffin and they stack well like some sort of terrorized Tetris game. that's one dude that is not to be trusted. Or they just want to see how stupid people are that they'll buy something because it's super expensive and super weird looking.
Thread Bomb
Thread Bomb 3 months ago
^ This is what happens when you go off your meds.
johnny brew
johnny brew 3 months ago
Looks like a lambo on 20s. I roll in the cybertruck only if it's free. Telsa should pay us too test drive. Not us loan 90 thousand and get 60 thousand back after a year. Just like the first Tesla vehicle. Psshh unreal. Everyone regrets doing that. It's like iPhone but for cars. Just keep paying rediculous amount of money for the next version.
Dreadnought 1
Dreadnought 1 3 months ago
I think it’s also for BRAND RECOGNITION
Dreadnought 1
Dreadnought 1 3 months ago
I like it
johnny brew
johnny brew 3 months ago
Unliked for the commercial
chrissscottt 3 months ago
You didn't mention that the tri-motor version does 0 to 60 in 2.9 seconds.
Sam Walling
Sam Walling 3 months ago
It won't make it to production looking like this. Too many things that aren't legal on it at the moment
Richard 3 months ago
Sam Walling exactly. Take a look at other manufactures prototypes.
Sam Walling
Sam Walling 3 months ago
Richard nothing having to do with liking or not liking the design. A lot of things on it just currently aren’t legal on a vehicle that’s all I mean
Richard 3 months ago
Sam Walling don’t underestimate the design.
Walter Tomaszewski
Walter Tomaszewski 3 months ago
Sam Walling What do you mean?
primusfan87 3 months ago
The Delorion of the future
Supreme Tez VLOGS
Supreme Tez VLOGS 3 months ago
Cybertruck looks like what the #Lamborghini truck should have looked like 😅 if it was lower to the ground and had a the engine in the back
Mike Door
Mike Door 3 months ago
Its a scam,as all other crap...
thousand points of light
bent lines, denote homosexuality, curves denote heterosexuality, the occult reason for the design.
512WP 3 months ago
You seem obsessed with homosexuality. If you're gay, that's fine, but no one cares.
Space Cowboy
Space Cowboy 3 months ago
It looks like something out of the 80s, Total Recall or Robocop. I don't see a futuristic truck at all, it looks dated.
Jenny Piper
Jenny Piper 3 months ago
Just Some Bigfoot With Internet Access
The Cybertruck makes me glad that us bigfoots just never drive anyway
Yoh23 3 months ago
I doubt u big foots could even fit in it
Jenny Piper
Jenny Piper 3 months ago
Tommy Betts
Tommy Betts 3 months ago
I think it's pretty kool
John Flandorffer
John Flandorffer 3 months ago
Where are the mirrors
Jesus Salcido
Jesus Salcido 3 months ago
John they are still rendering
navito2 3 months ago
The Lego design has a better defense system. Just step on it and you know it!
Fumanchu1 5150
Fumanchu1 5150 3 months ago
How much money does that ugly piece of shit cost
CK_32 3 months ago
Anyone who doesn’t call this a flop is fucking high and probably still swears the Kardashains and all reality TV is good television 😂
G.G. Reilly
G.G. Reilly 3 months ago
Its a space car.
James McHugo
James McHugo 3 months ago
I don’t care what they say, it’s butt ugly.
SpringBok01 3 months ago
And oversized.
BSJ IN YO HOUSE 3 months ago
*low poly cars exist* Elon Musk: I’ll take your entire stock.
9/30 Studios
9/30 Studios 3 months ago
It's not weird, it's just 80's styled. ☺
Winston Parker
Winston Parker 3 months ago
The 6th person to leave a like
Maz Max
Maz Max 3 months ago
When your early so there’s no comments to look at
Eric & Myles
Eric & Myles 3 months ago
yall ever subscribe to people from the comments?
Sahil Rujkoomar
Sahil Rujkoomar 3 months ago
Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ 3 months ago
ur mom
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