Tesla’s Cybertruck and Semi drag race in new video – and Elon Musk promises the futuristic EV car will be out this year after YEARS of delays
- A video shows Tesla’s Cybertruck prototype and Semi drag racing
- The video was taken during Tesla’s first Investor Day event
- READ MORE: Elon Musk loses title as ‘world’s richest man’ AGAIN
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 while the rest of the Tesla fleet – a Model S, 3 X and Y – trailed behind.
The winner of the race has not yet been revealed, but the Cybertruck hits 60 miles per hour more than two seconds faster than the Semi.
Telsa’s Cybertruck, which first debuted in 2019, has been hit with delays due to production hurdles, but the company announced last week it will be 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 shot the footage at Tesla’s Investor Day on Thursday.
Drones were also flying overhead, which suggests a promotional video from Tesla could soon be released.
The Cybertruck was displayed at Investor Day and mentioned during the four-hour event.
Tesla’s lead designer Franz von Holzhausen also spoke at the event to discuss the Cybertruck, which he confirmed ‘is coming this year.’
Telsa’s Cybertruck became a sensation when it was revealed to the world in November 2019, which saw Holzhausen smash what was said to be ‘unbreakable glass’ windows.
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’ when the glass smashed.
Musk appeared confused and asked Holzhausen to try another window, which also promptly smashed, but Musk pointed out it ‘didn’t go through’ the glass.
‘Ah not bad,’ the CEO added to laughs from the audience. ‘There’s room for improvement.’
The winner of the race has not yet been revealed, but the Cybertruck hits 60 miles per hour more than two seconds faster than the Semi
The pair of futuristic vehicles revved their engines and accelerated to the finish line while 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 Musk owned in 2013 and the rest of the design pulls inspiration from vehicles in ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Alien.’
Musk had first eyed 2021 to start production, but that slipped to the year after and so on.
Holzhausen said in a 2022 interview: “The Cybertruck was born out of a new idea in the way materials are made.
‘We wanted to use high-quality stainless steel as the body shell material so that the hardest part of our vehicle is on the outside rather than paint.
‘We wanted a truck that can be used like a Swiss Army knife in any environment, so it has to be tough.”
And it seems the high-quality stainless steel has caused the delays, along with Tesla not yet scaling production for its 4680 battery cells.
Then supply chain issues plagued all carmakers for more than one year.
The all-electric truck’s body is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car Musk owned in 2013 and the rest of the design pulls inspiration from vehicles in ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Alien’
Telsa’s Cybertruck became a sensation when it was revealed to the world in November 2019, but the staff attempted to show the unbreakable windows in action by smashing a sledgehammer against them – but they left behind to massive cracks
This all has left the 1.7 million pre-orders yet to be fulfilled.
Tesla’s Investor Day was set to be a win for the company, but ended with Musk losing his title of ‘world’s richest man’ just 48 hours after reclaiming the crown.
At the close of trading Wednesday, Musk’s net worth was down $1.91 billion, to $184 billion.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, this places him below the $186 billion fortune of French luxury goods mogul Bernard Arnault.
Musk, who spent much of 2022 at the top of the global wealth list, was surpassed by Arnault in December but regained the title on Monday as Tesla shares recovered from last year’s sell-off.
Tesla shares were down 1.7 percent at the end of Wednesday’s session and dropped another 6% on Thursday morning after the company’s first Investor Day failed to impress investors.
The four-hour event revealed the company’s $10 trillion ‘Master Plan 3’ to eliminate fossil fuels, but was short on details about the timeline or any new Tesla products.
Investors and super-fans were expecting to see new prototype EVs take the stage at the event, but were shown a slide show with disguised future vehicles that would be revealed later.
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