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Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s all-electric pickup, the Cybertruck, on Thursday night at one of his company’s signature promotional events in Los Angeles. The vehicle, which represents a large metallic trapezoid, will start at $39,900.

The truck is Tesla’s sixth vehicle since it was founded in 2003, and its most experimental. It will be competing in a market against the Ford F Series, which has been the best-selling pickup for more than 40 years in the U.S., followed by General Motors’ Chevrolet Silverado, another formidable competitor.

Musk previously said that Tesla intended to price its base model at under $50,000, that the truck’s styling would be “cyberpunk,” rather than traditional, inspired by two films -- “Blade Runner” and “The Spy Who Loved Me.” The CEO also previously suggested that demand for Tesla’s pickup may be less than demand for the company’s flagship Model S sedan and Model X SUV combined owing to its unique design.


https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/tesla-cybertruck-unveiled.html
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This is so, fugly. Might be cool to see in a movie like “The Martian” but driving on a freeway?

But what do I know? Where I live I see a lot of Tesla sedans on the road. A lot.

And CNBC has a follow up story saying

Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’ could send the stock back toward all-time highs, options traders say

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/teslas-cybertruck-could-send-stock-toward-all-time-highs-options-traders-say.html?__twitter_impression=true&recirc=taboolainternal[/url
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This is so, fugly. Might be cool to see in a movie like “The Martian” but driving on a freeway?

But what do I know? Where I live I see a lot of Tesla sedans on the road. A lot.
You know its fugly. :beer:

It belongs in a Road Warrior film.  And good luck finding a parking space that fits
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Doesn't seem to have much rear window visibility.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the company’s all-electric pickup, the Cybertruck, on Thursday night at one of his company’s signature promotional events in Los Angeles. The vehicle, which represents a large metallic trapezoid, will start at $39,900.



What a sure fired way to get your ass laughed at here in Texas?  Drive one of these.
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Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’ could send the stock back toward all-time highs, options traders say



Maybe in Yankee sales.  That shit won't sell here, with maybe the excpetion of leftwing envirowhackos in Austin.
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I kinda like it.  It looks bad a**. Doesn't mean I'll get it.


It also reminds me of the Johnny Cab from Total Recall.




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Saint Elon is making the perfect PU for the Low T crowd.  It's a "Bitch'n" ride said a man bun wearing millennial standing in line at the DMV about to get his 1st drivers license.

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I kinda like it.  It looks bad a**. Doesn't mean I'll get it.


It also reminds me of the Johnny Cab from Total Recall.






Not me.  I'd be tempted more to call the guy crawling out of this joke McFly.
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Iowahawk had a few choice comments on Twitter:

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We outsourced the styling to a random 2nd grader, and passed on the savings to you!

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It's the electrified truck designed by a clown!
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Iowahawk had a few choice comments on Twitter:

David Burge  @iowahawkblog
We outsourced the styling to a random 2nd grader, and passed on the savings to you!

Top of the line in utility sports
Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts

Can you name the truck with four wheel drive
You'll smell like a steak when it burns you alive
Teslanero! Teslanero!
Well, it goes real slow when the battery's down
It's the electrified truck designed by a clown!
Teslanero! Hyah! Teslanerohhhh!
 
The first truck designed by Mike Brady

LMAO...

Gonna need a bigger escape hatch than that when that 1.2 gigawatt sucker fires up.
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Saint Elon is making the perfect PU for the Low T crowd.  It's a "Bitch'n" ride said a man bun wearing millennial standing in line at the DMV about to get his 1st drivers license.

On a more sobbering point....   To my fellow Briefers....

When your write that gawd awful check next April 15th,   Juat remember this example of what your tax dollars are subsidizing.....

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Elon Musk unveils ‘bulletproof’ Cybertruck at Tesla event, but window test is a bust
By Noah Manskar
November 22, 2019 | 8:14am

Elon Musk was left dumbfounded Thursday night after a botched test of Tesla’s first “bulletproof” electric pickup truck left its windows smashed up.

The red-faced Tesla CEO tried to show off the durability of the Cybertruck’s “armor glass” windows by having chief designer Franz von Holzhausen throw a metal ball at them.

But the glass cracked, drawing groans from the crowd gathered in Los Angeles for the “Blade Runner”-inspired vehicle’s unveiling.

“Oh my f—ing God,” Musk muttered onstage. “Well, maybe that was a little too hard.” ...
New York Post
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“Oh my f—ing God,” Musk muttered onstage. “Well, maybe that was a little too hard.” ...

Spoken like the true snake oil salesman that he is.
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Musk could screw up a wet dream.

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Iowahawk had a few choice comments on Twitter:

David Burge  @iowahawkblog
We outsourced the styling to a random 2nd grader, and passed on the savings to you!

Top of the line in utility sports
Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts

Can you name the truck with four wheel drive
You'll smell like a steak when it burns you alive
Teslanero! Teslanero!
Well, it goes real slow when the battery's down
It's the electrified truck designed by a clown!
Teslanero! Hyah! Teslanerohhhh!
 
The first truck designed by Mike Brady

So Homer Simpson won’t drive it, but Ned Flanders might?  22222frying pan :silly:
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This is so, fugly. Might be cool to see in a movie like “The Martian” but driving on a freeway?

But what do I know? Where I live I see a lot of Tesla sedans on the road. A lot.

And CNBC has a follow up story saying

Tesla’s ‘Cybertruck’ could send the stock back toward all-time highs, options traders say

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/teslas-cybertruck-could-send-stock-toward-all-time-highs-options-traders-say.html?__twitter_impression=true&recirc=taboolainternal[/url

I agree it looks like it fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. It looks like they tried it  give it a Delorean (sp?) and failed. It also looks like it has zero side and rear visibility but should wedge under Semi’s r ally well




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Saint Elon is making the perfect PU for the Low T crowd.  It's a "Bitch'n" ride said a man bun wearing millennial standing in line at the DMV about to get his 1st drivers license.
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The most notable thing about this truck is that it's about the same price as a gas-powered pickup.

Yeah, it barely looks like a truck, but if money is a factor, they're going to sell some.
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It's the Pontiac Aztec of 2020. So Butt ass fugly the design team is in hiding like Schiff's whistle blower.

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Ridiculously expensive and impractical.

Who would want one to tow anything?

Imagine leaving the car and trailer on side of road when batteries play out?
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It's the Pontiac Aztec of 2020. So Butt ass fugly the design team is in hiding like Schiff's whistle blower.
Thank you for reminding me precisely of which ill-fated and dog ass-ugly car the Cybertruck resembles.
 
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Ugly.

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It's the Pontiac Aztec of 2020. So Butt ass fugly the design team is in hiding like Schiff's whistle blower.

Even worse than Aztec, and I thought that was the ugliest thing on wheels. 
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