A video recently shared on Twitter shows Tesla’s Cybertruck and Semi going head-to-head in a drag race at the company’s first Investor Day last week.
The pair of futuristic vehicles revved their engines and accelerated to the finish line as the rest of the Tesla fleet – a Model S, 3 X and Y – trailed behind.
The winner of the race has not yet been announced, but the Cybertruck will hit 60 miles per hour more than two seconds faster than the Semi.
Telsa’s Cybertruck, which first debuted in 2019, was delayed due to production hurdles, but the company announced last week that it’s coming out this year.
A Twitter video taken during Tesla’s Investor Day last week shows a drag race between the Cybertruck and Semi
The video was shared by Twitter user Greggertruck, who captured the footage Thursday at Tesla’s Investor Day.
Drones were also flying overhead, suggesting a Tesla promotional video could be released soon.
The Cybertruck was on display at Investor Day and mentioned during the four-hour event.
Tesla chief designer Franz von Holzhausen also spoke at the event to discuss the Cybertruck, which he says is “coming this year.”
Telsa’s Cybertruck became a sensation when it was unveiled to the world in November 2019, with Holzhausen reportedly smashing windows of ‘unbreakable glass’.
Holzhausen tried to prove the glass was unbreakable by throwing a heavy metal ball at close range, and seconds later Musk was heard muttering “oh my f***ing God” as the glass shattered.
Musk seemed confused and asked Holzhausen to try another window, which also promptly smashed, but Musk pointed out that it “didn’t go through” the glass.
“Ah, not bad,” the CEO added to the audience’s laughter. “There is room for improvement.”
The winner of the race has not yet been announced, but the Cybertruck can reach 60 miles per hour over two seconds faster than the Semi
The pair of futuristic vehicles revved their engines and accelerated to the finish line as the rest of the Tesla fleet – a Model S, 3 X and Y – trailed behind
The all-electric truck’s body is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car that Musk owned in 2013, and the rest of the design is inspired by vehicles in ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Mad Max’, ‘Back to the Future’ ‘ and ‘Alien. ‘
Musk first had an eye on 2021 to start production, but pushed that to the following year and so on.
Holzhausen said in an interview in 2022: “The Cybertruck was born out of a new idea about the way materials are made.
“We wanted to use high-quality stainless steel as the body material, so that the hardest part of our vehicle is on the outside rather than the paint.
“We wanted a truck that can be used in any environment like a Swiss army knife, so it has to be strong.”
And it seems the high-quality stainless steel has caused the delays, along with the fact that Tesla hasn’t yet scaled up production for its 4680 battery cells.
Subsequently, supply chain problems plagued all automakers for more than a year.
The all-electric truck’s body is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car that Musk owned in 2013, and the rest of the design is inspired by vehicles in ‘Blade Runner’, ‘Mad Max’, ‘Back to the Future’ ‘ and ‘Alien’.
Telsa’s Cybertruck became a sensation when it was unveiled to the world in November 2019, but the staff tried to show the unbreakable windows in action by smashing them with a sledgehammer – but they left huge cracks
Because of all this, the 1.7 million pre-orders have yet to be fulfilled.
Tesla’s Investor Day was supposed to be a win for the company, but ended when Musk lost his title of “world’s richest man” just 48 hours after retaking the crown.
At the end of Wednesday, Musk’s net worth was down $1.91 billion to $184 billion.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, this puts him below the $186 billion fortune of French luxury goods magnate Bernard Arnault.
Musk, who has topped the global wealth chart for much of 2022, was surpassed by Arnault in December, but regained the title on Monday as Tesla shares recovered from last year’s sell-off.
Tesla shares fell 1.7 percent at the end of Wednesday’s session and fell another 6 percent on Thursday morning after the company’s first Investor Day failed to impress investors.
The four-hour event unveiled the company’s $10 trillion “Master Plan 3” to eliminate fossil fuels, but had few details about the timeline or new Tesla products.
Investors and superfans were expecting new EV prototypes on stage at the event, but were shown a slideshow of disguised future vehicles to be revealed later.