New footage of Elon Musk’s night out in a Tesla Cybertruck gives us a better real-word look of the massive truck’s insanely quick acceleration, with an out-of-this-world look.
The video was captured sometime on the evening of December 7 by Instagram user Andrew Villablanca and follows dozens of sightings from that night of the Tesla CEO taking friends out to Nobu in Malibu, CA. In the 40-second clip of the truck navigating on both highway and city streets, Musk displays the vehicle’s acceleration as he leaves the famed sushi restaurant off of the Pacific Coast Highway.
Still in shock that he saw the truck first-hand, Villablanca could only express that the truck was “absolutely massive and very quick.” The Dual Motor Cybertruck prototype being driven by Musk features a 4.5 second 0-60 MPH time, while a tri-motor variant will stop the clocks at a blistering 2.9 seconds.
Also noticeable in the video is the truck’s self-presenting door handles in an outward position, although they’re meant to retract like that of the Tesla Model S.
You know, just another day of driving an armored tank like it's a supercar. Tesla #cybertruck
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— Team Teslarati (@TeslaratiApp) December 10, 2019
The truck has been sighted on numerous occasions since its notably-public unveiling on November 21, giving anyone who sees it a glimpse of what the massive vehicle will look like on the road. Following the unveiling event, the truck received mixed reviews but also accrued over 250,000 pre-orders from people who want to own the one-of-a-kind electric pickup.
The truck’s Dual-Motor and Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive variants will begin production in 2021, with the Single-Motor Rear-Wheel Drive variant available the following year in 2022. The Cybertruck will have a starting price of $39,900 for the Single Motor, $49,900 for the Dual-Motor and $69,900 for the Tri-Motor variant that also features a 2.9 second 0-60 MPH time. All of the trims will come standard with Autopilot and an Adaptive Air Suspension feature, something that Musk wanted to include after watching a Ford pickup become inoperable following an attempt to carry a 3,000-lb payload.