It’s hard to see how this is even possible. +1 Reminds me of the cockpit of a stealth jet. At the same time capture the purchasing public that grew up playing Star Fox video game and watching Star Wars movies and wants a real live version of those types of vehicles that captured our youthful imaginations. They can afford to short Tesla stock indefinitely in an attempt to stifle them. One was cut in half so both Roger Moore and Barbara Bach could be filmed in their respective seats. Obviously, its aerodynamics are going to be much worse than the slippery Tesla sedans, but I’m quite eager to find out what it is. So a real base of $59.9k. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Is Tesla’s pickup the new Ram, so to speak? TSLA stock is down today. This is also most as much of a wank for Musk as his launching of his personal Tesla Roadster into space. But then I might be dreaming…. Or dream-like. First Pony Car – Ford Mustang A nice day for the short sellers. Nope. Did I imagine in my wildest dreams in 1971 that the Boomerang would inspire an electric pickup in 2019? That alone says a lot about just how far out the Cybertruck is. I think the window thing was planned so the video would go viral. First World Class Front Wheel Drive Family Sedan – Ford Taurus. I can easily see Arnold “the Terminator “ driving one of these around Hollywood! In true 007 fashion, Wet Nellie came equipped with a smokescreen, front-facing missile launchers, and a mine hatch on the roof. Headroom in the back seat looks marginal and if it’s not then the front seat has enough room for the Coneheads which is totally unnecessary. There was a stateliness and a presence about it that set it apart from its competitors; This “truck” seems like it was quickly tossed off, putting stats (aerodynamics, coefficient drag, towing capacity, torque, etc) ahead of style. That's because it wasn’t just any 1976 Lotus Esprit. And I feel rather like a kid again, because I have not encountered such a wild and extraordinary car since I first laid eyes on some of those incredible Italian concept cars of the late ’60s, like the  Lamborghini Marzal and so many others. Let’s face it: big gnarly pickups are a hot item these days. I for one would be totally stoked to buy a $40-50K pickup truck that is five inches short on rear seat head room because it is entirely made of triangles and planes. I initially (scroll up) thought it reminded me of the DeLorean-based time machine in the “Back to the Future” movies, but on further thought: I see your Moon Partol and raise you this: Yeah, but mine’s got nifty 8-bit theme music that certainly isn’t repetitive just because it has only four phrases! Looks like something designed by an 7 year old to be used in a 1980’s cartoon or video game. Bulletproof windows? This content is imported from Twitter. Folks were used to it, and have moved on. We cannot be in the future, we can only look to it. We wonder what Lotus has to say about it. What a comprehensive article, Paul! Bankers and real estate types will be driving the Rivian. But I’m a weirdo who tends to embrace “love it or hate it” designs, I tend to not be on the same wavelength as the masses that determine what’s successful and what’s not. There is nothing new under the sun. If someone can come up with a better example as to the Cybertruck’s inspiration, please share it. It’s going to be the EV pickup shootout. This helps Tesla stand out in a segment that will soon have quite a few entrants. How on earth…. And his $70k Raptor almost certainly will never be despoiled in any dirt. That’s already the case. But Elon Musk’s ability to keep blowing me away is utterly remarkable. He explicitly warned that some might not like the Cybertruck, and that it might limit its appeal; what other automaker CEO would feel that and still plow ahead, with zero compromises? So the big question is how’s the Cybertruck going to be accepted and will it sell? Previous Tesla reveal cars have been far from genuinely production ready. Last year, I thought about installing a compressor and switching to a CNG fleet. While you can “reserve” one I’m guessing that the $39.9k is including $20k in gas savings (15,000 miles/yr x 4years @ 12mpg @ $4/gallon = $20k) once the full configurator comes online. The Aztec wasn’t really this level of unconventional, it’s why it was so easy to blend in after just a few design cycles of other cars. The anonymous couple had no idea what they had purchased—neither had seen a Bond flick before—so they sought the expertise of Ian Fleming Foundation founder Doug Redenius, who later authenticated the vehicle. The Cybertruck can tow too; up to 14,000lbs in the top tier three-motor version, and 10,000lbs in the two motor version, which will undoubtedly be the most common one. However, I have had GM and Mopar eras in my life. And, this truck still misses most of my objective criteria. So much for the redneck in a pick up truck image. FWIW, the polarizing 1994 Ram was the second generation. As any spy-loving cinephile knows, in the film, the retrofitted Esprit is jettisoned off a dock and turns into a submarine, which can fire missiles. Popular Mechanics participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. It looks unfinished, frankly. This is such an extreme reach that it’s going to really shrink its market and potential impact, and I don’t think it had to be that way. On June 28, Audi bought out the remaining stake I have several issues with the truck and after thinking about it for a large part of the day, here goes: 1. This thing is straight out of Blade Runner. Of course I was also familiar with the great dream cars of the ’50s and early ’60s from Detroit, but mostly only retrospectively. PS I’m a form follows function kind of guy with an engineering background. But, while I find the Tesla S simply gorgeous, this truck is more hideous than their Model X SUV. Understandably so: this truck is very much out of the ordinary, looking like it just landed on Earth from outer space. Bottom line: How many Tesla fanbois will buy one of these vehicles? A few things are for sure here Remarkably, Musk gave him the go ahead to try a second time. It really does look like the F-122. Tesla currently produces a very expensive luxury liftback sedan, an even more expensive weird looking liftback SUV that’s overly complex, a right-sized sedan when supposedly nobody is buying sedans but people flock to the M3 although it could be a liftback and thus more practical without changing the shape…, and soon a liftbackish small CUV. Is the brand still that desirable? Just as Trump is the badboy, “outsider” politician who polarizes people, the Cybertruck is the badboy pickup from the outsider car company. The DeLorean sold for $25,000 and couldn't drive itself. It was clearly inspired by the Tesla Semi (which we’re still waiting for), and not to be taken too literally. This truck is as large as domestic fullsizers. One wonders if the price will hold. In the mean time, Tesla has a chance to gauge the market to see if it is interested in a more traditional electric pick-up for its next design. But then I am not the target market. But if Musk had really wanted to hint at the Cybertruck’s Italian dream car inspiration, he would point to the Maserati Boomerang, which Giorgetto also designed and was shown along with the Esprit at the 1971 Turin Motor Show. That said, I don’t see this going beyond a niche. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at, This Engineer Built a Real 'Star Wars' Lightsaber, We're Shook By Japan's 65-Foot Tall Godzilla, The Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Right Now, Why the X-Wing Is Such a Badass Spaceplane, Please Leave AI Out of the Movie Business, Deepfake YouTuber Fixed De-Aging in 'The Irishman', Karen Roe from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK/Creative Commons. If the style sucks, it doesn’t matter if it trumps its competitors in the numbers game. Fine, maybe install Plexiglas for the demo…? And it appears that there will be just this one here. All Rights Reserved. First Mass Produced Car – Model T The design is too crude, the stats too good, and the price low to be taken seriously. Most of the car world kept to its boxy ways. Not including employees (one of which drives 120 miles a day minimum) my wife and I cover the better part of 100k miles a year, all in trucks. The Boomerang was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and revealed at the 1971 Turin motor show. Tesla is fully committed to electric vehicles and are swimming in the “deep end” with their technology. More on specs and pricing later. I saw the exact same one on a car forum today, yet Google reverse image search comes up with nothing. So much pollution is generated by trucks, and there is such a need for an efficient alternative, that if they had introduced something that was merely 5 steps ahead instead of 17, people would have been storming the gates for one. Time for the car companies to ditch the monkeys with computers and hire some real car designers, if any still exist. ... in late 2019, Elon Musk introduced the Tesla Cybertruck, which made a lot of people think of the DMC-12. Half the M3 buyers are coming from Civics and Priuses. Their discovery eventually caught the attention of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who grew up watching the films. With Elon channeling ‘Blade Runner’, I’m thinking Ford should have introduced their new EV as the Millennium Falcon. Your email address will not be published. But look at how the Aztek has become an object of endearment. But it’s a truck, why do the other functions not follow the form aspect? I guess $100 is not much risk, but I still find it amazing what Tesla is able to get consumers to do. But the Cybertruck and the DeLorean are also quite different. 2. In 2013, he put an anonymous bid on the car, offering up a cool $997,000 for the aquatic vehicle. I’ll really have to think about this one and that’s good! As for pricing, either the 2wd model will get quietly dropped, making it a $50K price, and/or Tesla is banking on their in-house battery manufacturing cost continuing to drop. A huge number of Americans are going to buy these. He also detailed his plans to swap in an electric powertrain and actually turn it into a submarine. Is that faux marble on the dash? This design has none of the style and panache of the the current Teslas. I don’t know that it’s a good feeling, more just disorienting. I think it was a trick to gin up PR, and/or form a basis for further investor offerings/capital infusions or what have you. Perhaps even purchase some other failed Electric Car Companies and create a 21st Century Electric-Only General Motors? All the flat surfaces remind me of the radar-evading design of stealth aircraft. The Boomerang even looks a bit like it has a pickup bed at the rear. Can quality become job #1 again? What a way to enther this market segment, making all others look like something from the 1960’s. This however, would be a game changer for us. I don’t think the real thing will look exact the same in 2 years when it comes to the market, but probably 90% unchanged. production vehicles, something that’s supposed to be on sale in two years should look a lot more like a production vehicle with crush zones, bumpers, cargo tie downs and a structure that can produced at a reasonable price. The Cybertruck's fully-electric drivetrain, in tri-motor trim, has 500 miles of range, yields a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds, and can tow over 14,000 pounds (all according to Tesla). This resulted in an endless stream of renderings on the web. It really does look like a cheesy ’80s movie prop. So folks who care about that sort of thing may well be attracted to the Cybertruck, along with some of the other EV trucks coming. See Ford Raptor with its layering of bolt-ones to make the whole shape appear even more encrusted and less clean. It looks like a cartoon to me, and not in a good way. He’d be a perfect candidate for a Cybertruck. Let’s face it, customers are the most brand-loyal in the Pick-Up Segment than anywhere else in the market Even the mighty Toyota struggles to make inroads here. They’ve been doing it for 100 years. Probably an academic researcher or such. Ultimately, it just wasn’t worth it for various reasons. Even if Tesla designed the most capable, traditional looking pick-up truck in the segment it still would have a difficult time selling to established pick-up truck buyers. Maybe Giorgetto Giugiaro's fling is back in style, but he came to his senses. Those are NOT popular anywhere else in the world due to their size (not the gas mileage, there are plenty of poor mpg vehicles around the world that sell), hence there is no world market for this truck. In the 1989 sequel, the hero uses the DeLorean DMC-12 “time car” to travel through time and space. Trucks (in the US, Hilux-sized utes here in oz) seem to be defined by two distinct influences; 1. Humans largely are conservative and don’t do big change well. In all my many years, never has anyone put something so uncompromising into production, and as a truck, no less. It has two motors and in-wheel portal gear hubs for massive 15″ of clearance. That’s not exactly a good thing, climatically speaking. If it won’t ding, will it crumple in an accident? Styling is wild. I’m on the same wavelength as Paul regarding Tesla? Giorgetto Giugiaro, who penned the Giulia Sprint GT for Alfa Romeo while working for Bertone, left at the end of the decade to found his own company, Italdesign. For all of Fords success there have also been numerous failures and forgettable models too. The origami school of design was never one of my favorite design languages at the best of times, but this is an abomination. Not sure this will do any better as an EV but its pretty much exactly what LR should have done instead of the POS they’ve just replaced the Defender with. It is true that the growth of truck and SUV sales are now overshadowing the emission savings of EVs and hybrids. The two-motor AWD version, which will likely be the most common one, does 0-60 in under 4.5 seconds and has 300+ miles of range, and is priced at $49,900. Given me a good old internal combustion engine any day. However, in these virtual times for which it is designed, it is appropriately faceless, shiny, attention-seeking, crass and (inherently) empty. There’s plenty of time to flesh that out, along with a few other details, I’m guessing. I’ve never been shot at in my ride, Joe Q. Personally, I don’t like it. I would like to add, where does it say that a car company can only have one truck? Stainless steel is a wonderful material – durable, easy to clean, attractive. Unlike the factory brodozers, I don’t get the automatic feeling of, “Sorry your *fill in the blank* doesn’t work anymore and you have to overcompensate.” when I look at the Tesla. The Isuzu Vehicross also comes to mind just for the interesting styling and rugged mechanicals. Some people like it, so what can I say. Very rarely does a vehicle *I* like become favored by the masses. Musk has been talking about a Tesla pickup for almost seven years. Should We Shorten the Minute to 59 Seconds? As in, it is totally believable that Rick Deckard would have driven this in either of the movies. . *Must Take Stock From Available Inventory* At Tesla, Joe Public is Tesla’s customer. Audi acquired 90.1 per cent of Italdesign in 2010, Giorgetto retaining the rest for himself and his son, Fabrizio. If you missed the reveal, here’s a handy 5 minute edited version. And that’s part of the reason the DeLorean Motor Company and Italdesign’s Giorgetto Giugiaro selected it for the exterior panels of the DMC-12. I have neither. When I saw the pic (and before I read the article) I thought it was an autonomous vehicle, and the stark body planes and high ground clearance would be to minimize harm to the pedestrians it would inevitably hit. They seem to be able to build a factory in a year, less time than to design a car so why not make the vehicle that actually sells for real money and will make them money while doing so? I agree with you. A trail of air bubbles seen streaming from the vehicle was created by a supply of Alka-seltzer tablets. It worked, partly because it was actually highly intuitive and because it was also such a beautifully conceived object. This is undoubtedly a critical aspect of squeezing out maximum aerodynamic efficiency, which is always a top priority at Tesla. 3. In the 1989 sequel, Giorgetto Giugiaro’s used the DeLorean DMC-12 car in one of his films back to the future. They were asked to “envision the cars of 2001.” Brubaker’s was chosen as the main one. There’s a feeling of forced cheer, too, about the positive comments by people, almost as if anyone who dares to not like this design is some kind of fuddydud. It has a unibody, made from “ultra-hard 30X Cold-Rolled Stainless Steel”. Hard to believe they are taking orders, it can’t possibly reach production without significant changes. Proof that Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 parable “The Emperor’s New Clothes” still holds true today. Elon Musk loved the Esprit – in fact he even wrote on Twitter that his Cybertruck was influenced by the custom-built submarine version of the Lotus … Someone had a close look at the 1980 Citröen Karin, methinks. Penthouse contacted some of the most celebrated car designers of the time: Giorgetto Giugiaro, Bill Mitchell, William Towns, Albrecht Goertz, Dick Teague, and Curtis Brubaker – Curt, for short. There’s a healthy slice of the luxury truck market that will go for something with the conservative looks of the Rivian, but never this. Or someone’s first attempt in CAD. Why Hasn't Elon Musk Made an Aircraft Yet? This resembles the drawing an architect might produce to fill the carport of their proposed futurist extravaganza, but as a car, succeeds in looking like a stainless dumpster with some derivative ’80’s roof glass junk thrown into it. This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. The Futuristic 100-Knot Superboat That Never Was. Learn how your comment data is processed. The interior is relatively more predictable, in terms of Tesla’s cars so far. Another shattered pane. The Cybertruck makes me feel like I’m living in 1972, myself . A Lotus PR manager strategically parked a pre-production model of the vehicle outside of Pinewood Studios, where the movie was being filmed; it immediately caught the eye of Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli. All the money frittered away in that endeavour could have been passed onto the needy for food and medicine. My apologies – I realized that just after I posted the comment. Remember how the original Dodge Ram seemed to be way out there when it came on the market? Regarding design influences, I’m surprised no one has mentioned William Townes’ Aston-Martin Bulldog. We may earn commission if you buy from a link. I spend a lot of time specifying and selecting the trucks we buy for efficiency in their use case, and constantly try to improve on situation on that front. The “simpler” the design theme and the larger the surfaces, the more “love” those surfaces need. Giorgetto Giugiaro unveiled the famous vehicle at the Turin Motor Show in 1972 and launched it three years later. But who would have thought it would be $10k under that? I believe that Ford always wanted to be an electric company or at least offer the option to its customers. I would have had more praise for something designed to be efficient than something designed to grab eyeballs. (It doesn't have wheels and can't functionally drive.) He admitted on Twitter — where else? First of all, welcome back Paul! The second biggest shocker of the evening was when the pricing was announced. But then Tesla did just build a complete functioning factory in China in under a year, a timetable that was roundly laughed at when announced. I’d take Tesla’s windows breaking at the reveal over sitting through 45 minutes of Bill Ford skirting around the rationale of calling this long nose minivan a Mustang by telling us how how the infotainment works during and a leisurely drive around a racetrack with a driver who is known exclusively for driving sideways. I think that’s what Tesla is trying to do here. For something that has been teased for the last two years this thing looks remarkably unfinished. It should do well. Yes, pickups are indeed the Swiss Army knife of motorized transport. Bollinger looks cool too, likely to more people than this does, and has some very practical features (that whole body passthrough for example). My first thought this morning after I awoke so abruptly was this: did I dream the Tesla Cybertruck reveal last night? I’m 100% on board with the looks and the unibody design. A Long Island couple spent about $100 on an unclaimed storage unit in 1989, and stumbled upon a fortune. I’m changing my vote. A meme I saw on Facebook earlier today compared the Cybertruck to a mid-century Eichler house crossed with a DeLorean. Ghandini wasn’t the best of the best, and the entire origami school folded up flat and died unmourned, but anything from him or it is the Mona Lisa next to this. Despite its apparent boxiness, I would be surprised if it isn’t significantly slipperier than the current production pickups, with that integral bed covering being a key aspect to that. The Lotus Esprit launched in 1975 with dramatic wedge styling penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Italdesign. It’s a premium product and if it wants to be perceived that way should be priced that way. More Giorgetto Giugiaro genius. They’re a thing, now, and a mighty hot one at that. It does make everything else look outmoded, and, especially with the history of notable 70’s cars presented, is not nearly as radical as one might initially think. Moderators, please check the comment delete function. Who cares, its too late for Biggie and Tupac already. And the tri-motor version will beat a Porsche 911 to 60, in under 2.9 seconds, and has a whopping 500+ mile range. My first thought when I saw the Cybertruck was “When this baby hits 88 miles per hour…you’re gonna see some serious shìt!”. I wouldn’t even call it a truck, but more of a Coupe Utility, like the X6, Q8, GLE Coupe, and the dearly departed Acura ZDX. This content is imported from YouTube. You’ve nailed it with the CitiCar. So, no sale. Musk has said that Giorgetto Giugiaro’s design served as inspiration for Tesla’s recently unveiled Cybertruck, which has a similar geometric design. And loaded with an ATV, a job made easy with its integral load ramp and a variable height suspension. Unlike the Cybertruck, however, the Delorean had a chassis and the body panels were a thinner covering rather than providing the structure of the car. That “bullet proof” window stunt was pure genius. I’m not sure how common my use case is, but to me, this is looking pretty amazing. The Cybertruck needs a wind-cheating form to foster battery range, ... Gordon Murray, Peter Stevens, and Giorgetto Giugiaro—voted the DS the most beautiful car of all time. It seemed like most of the comments online were negative. There are those who have a permanent hate-on or hard-on for Tesla. Next Post. Before this, these sorts of digital music units (or in fact any sort of electronic thingummy) were expected to have more and more buttons, and yet Jobs and Ive went seemingly counter-intuitive with a extremely minimalist interface mechanism. We wonder what Lotus has to say about it. The only demerit I could ever give to a pickup is they aren’t well suited for hauling a harp. So why not try something radical and aim it toward existing Tesla customers looking for slightly more utility similar to Honda’s Ridgeline philosophy? Bob Lutz called the Aztek an “angry appliance,” he’d be spot on again with the Cybertruck. This morning Tesla announced that there will a solar panel option, which will add up to 15 miles of range, and that there might even be extendable panels that could add up to 30 miles or more. If Musk can make a grumpy old fart like me stop and go “wow!” he may just be on to something. It has a sort of obnoxious Hummer H2 aspect, and overtones of the Pontiac Aztek. I love the Mustang Mach E. This, not at all. Talk about polarizing! Cohort Classic: 1964 Chrysler Newport – Chrysler’s Great Downsizing, Chapter 2. The car became famous, so the gull gate is a beloved classic of many fans. Do people want to drive a truck that looks like it came from an actual dystopia? The boomerang was of course a concept car, released in 1971, but really started the trend for this future forward shape. The specs are good. Petrolicious is a leading automotive lifestyle brand providing world class short films and tasteful editorial around the world’s finest classic vehicles. Nothing about any Tesla up to this point has defied convention stylistically, minus the Xs falconcrest rear doors anyway, they are pretty typical attractive designs of the era. GMC Hummer EV Tesla Cybertruck vs. GMC Hummer EV 2021 Genesis GV80 2021 Ford Bronco 2020 … There are many interesting ideas in this vehicle as well as some (like the windscreen angle) that look problematic. Currently my family has a gigantic carbon footprint (and fuel bill). Also FCA actually manufactured a hybrid Durango and Aspen for two seconds and much like GM, gave up. 2b. It took me about 30 seconds after it was first revealed last night to get over my incredulity, and then realize I was witnessing something highly extraordinary. Plenty of fruit. It’s not going to give Ford execs nightmares. Musk mostly took it in stride, except for dropping an F bomb. Public would rather save the money and Tesla doesn’t need more costs. That is actually apt for this truck. How about a Cybertent? I hope Musk keeps it close to it’s current form. James Bond Is Getting an Electric Car for Bond 25, 10 Cool James Bond Cars that Aren't Aston Martins, Take a Tour of James Bond's Greatest Gadgets. Those taillights are not legal, they can’t be on the tailgate. I currently drive a Kia Soul EV. The Lotus Esprit S1 inspired Tesla's new Cybertruck. I feel like Tesla is a one idea company and apart from their revolutionary motor technology they have been muddling through from one stunt to another. Very well done and welcome back Paul. Curbside Classic: 1994 Dodge Grand Caravan – This Is How We Do It, Nineties Style. The “aero” excuse is overblown, it just doesn’t figure into most people’s calculations and Tesla is arguably the most able to absorb a little efficiency hit of anyone out there based on their battery tech and charging infrastructure. The Delorean was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro of Bertone and, like the Tesla Cybertruck, has an unpainted stainless steel body, though several were plated with 24kt gold. I wonder if it has a lower than average radar signature. Copyright 2011 - 2021 Curbside Classics. Who knows how finished this prototype is? The couple eventually loaded the car onto a flatbed truck and hauled it home. It was bound to happen sooner or later. I’m not going to go into price, but I think the volume market for pickups won’t go anywhere near the Tesla in its current form purely on the basis of its shape. After thinking it over, I’ve decided the Tesla Cyber Truck most closely resembles a Syrian home made armored car and is best used as a technical. Rivian is physically smaller, hence a larger worldwide market. Tesla plans to offer these accessories. I want to buy one. Special glass not yet ready? And vice versa. I did not like origami design in 1972 or 1982 and I still don’t. The Cybertruck will be the new luxury vehicle status symbol. Put me in the love (ok, like) column. If Tesla continues to impress Wall Street and maintain a semblance of profitability then Tesla will be able to add other (more conservative) pick-up truck designs later on. He did drop a lot of hints in more recent months, saying it was inspired by Blade Runner and armored troop carriers, among other things. Might that steering “wheel” make it into production ? This pickup intrigues me mightily in a number of ways. To the right folks, in moderate numbers. Through development of the Ecostar in the 1990’s and continuing through this weeks debut of the Mustang Mach-E. Out of all the “establishment” American car companies going head-first into electric vehicles, I believe Ford will come to be the most successful. But the technology just wasn’t able to make electric vehicles as robust as their gas counter-parts for more than a century, until now. Twenty years back when I built my home, I researched trying to incorporate solar into it. In the summer of 1972, Italdesign took on an apprentice who would go on to bigger things: Ferdinand Piëch, grandson of Ferdinand Porsche. , Check the Logicar by Jacob Jensen from 1982. it’s hard to accept that this the cybertruck is anything more than a very cool concept truck. 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