Vroom Vroom: Tesla’s Cybertruck Out and About in LA
Elon Musk is driving the prototype of his company’s newest car in the City of Angels.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was seen taking his company’s futuristic Cybertruck for a drive in Malibu, CA this past weekend. The Blade Runner-inspired car was unveiled just a few weeks ago and is promised to withstand high impact forces and even prevent penetration by a 9mm bullet.
The prototype is currently missing a few features like a driver’s side mirror, windshield wipers, and more dedicated headlights and brake lights that the vehicle will need in order to become street-legal. It’s not the first time the car has been seen on public roads—manufacturer license plates give companies the green light to test vehicles on public roads, even if they don’t meet the US federal motor vehicle safety standards. Crafted from Ultra-Hard 30X cold-rolled stainless steel and featuring a 17-inch built-in touchscreen, Tesla’s Cybertruck can reach 60mph in 2.9 seconds and hits the quarter-mile mark at under 11 seconds.
Elon Musk took the Cybertruck to Nobu in LA over the weekend pic.twitter.com/79IUyFDxAS
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) December 9, 2019
The company is already taking preorders on its Design Studio website for just $100, with prices ranging from $39,900 for the Single Motor RWD to $76,000 for the Tri-Motor AWD with Full Self-Driving.