Tesla Cybertruck launched and now in showrooms

Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla‘s long-awaited Cybertruck has been officially unveiled and is now appearing in showrooms across the USA, including being spotted in the Miami Design District during Miami art week.

Officially launched at a delivery event at the end of last month, deliveries of the Cybertruck began last week and it is now appearing in Tesla showrooms.

Dezeen editor Tom Ravenscroft spotted the bulletproof electric car in Tesla’s Miami showroom during a tour of the Miami Design District as part of Miami art week.

Tesla Cybertruck
The Tesla Cybertruck has officially been launched

First revealed back in 2019, the Cybertruck has gained global attention due to its distinctive, angular shape and cold-rolled stainless-steel exterior.

The electric car was initially planned to go into production in 2022, but after being delayed several times, it has now been officially launched.

Designed as a combination of a sports car and a pickup truck, it has a range of 320 miles, can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 2.6 seconds and has a top speed of 130 miles per hour. The car, which weighs 6,843 kilograms, can carry loads up to 2,500 kilograms and has a 4,990-kilogram towing capacity.

Tesla Cybertruck in showrooms
It was spotted in the Miami Design District showroom

Tesla has now revealed the car’s full specifications, along with details of two further versions of the car that will be released in 2024 and 2025.

Another all-wheel drive model will have a slightly higher range of 340 miles, but a reduced top speed of 112 miles per hour and acceleration of 0-60 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds.

A rear-wheel drive option, set to be launched in 2025, will have a range of 250 miles and acceleration of 0-60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds.

All three versions of the Cybertruck will be wrapped in the car’s distinctive exterior, which was designed to be bulletproof. Along with the stainless-steel panels, the car has shatter-resistant amour glass. It also features an all-glass roof.

A lightbar stretches across the front of the car, while a rear lighter was placed below the car’s boot.

Tesla also revealed several add-ons for the vehicle, including a range extender that can be fitted to give the car a range of 470 miles and a pop-up inflatable tent that fits onto the car’s boot.

Since the car was first released, the Cybertruck has divided opinion, with some people calling it “courageous” and others “ridiculous”. In an opinion piece for Dezeen, Elizabeth Bisley said that the car “represents a highly conservative continuation of the status quo”.

The photography is by Tom Ravenscroft.

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