In a comprehensive exploration of Tesla’s groundbreaking Cybertruck, Jason Cammisa sheds light on the engineering marvels that set it apart from conventional pickup trucks. At the forefront of innovation is the Cybertruck’s stainless-steel (“HFS”) exoskeleton construction, accompanied by substantial aluminum castings and a structural battery pack, components that contribute to its unparalleled durability. Cammisa offers a firsthand account of witnessing a live side-impact crash test at Tesla’s Crash Lab, showcasing the truck’s formidable exterior.
The parallels drawn with the iconic Lamborghini LM002 pickup, colloquially known as the “Rambo Lambo,” reveal striking similarities beyond the stainless-steel exterior. This includes a surprising resemblance in performance attributes, as the Cybertruck emerges as the quickest-accelerating pickup in history. Channeling the spirit of the LM002, the Cybertruck achieves a jaw-dropping 0-60 mph time of 2.6 seconds and conquers the quarter-mile in 11.0 seconds at 119 mph, outclassing its competitors such as the Rivian R1T.
Cammisa attributes the newfound consistency in acceleration to the cutting-edge 4680 Gen 2 batteries, a substantial upgrade from Tesla’s previous models. Manufactured in-house, these batteries provide remarkable efficiency, making the Cybertruck almost twice as efficient as the Hummer EV. With a modest 123 kWh battery pack, the Cybertruck is projected to achieve an EPA range exceeding 310 miles, a testament to Tesla’s Lotus-like commitment to efficiency.
In a weight comparison, the Cybertruck emerges as the lightest among its peers, including the Rivian R1T, Ford F-150 Lightning, and GMC Hummer EV First Edition. The Cybertruck Cyberbeast weighs in at 6717 lb, showcasing its prowess in combining performance with a sleek and lightweight design.
The video captures a range of experiences, from the Cybertruck’s impressive performance on the track with Randy Pobst in a kart chasing it around Sonoma Raceway’s Go-Kart track to the amusing challenge of backing into a stainless steel refrigerator due to the truck’s compromised rear visibility. Through Cammisa’s exploration, the Cybertruck emerges not only as a technological marvel but also as a vehicle that seamlessly combines power, efficiency, and innovation in the realm of electric pickups.