- Tesla unveiled its first ever truck, the Cybertruck, on Thursday evening.
- The Cybertruck is a 6-passenger pickup featuring 3 motors, armored glass, and up to 500 miles of range. It has an extremely angular design.
- Twitter has been busily roasting the Cybertruck since the unveiling, with many people saying it looks like a vehicle out of a badly-rendered video game.
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Tesla’s new Cybertruck has not had the easiest start.
CEO Elon Musk unveiled the $39,900 Cybertruck on Thursday night. This is Tesla’s first ever truck which Musk has been hyping up for months.
The Cybertruck is made of a heavy-duty stainless steel and armored glass, and carries six passengers.
The presentation itself hit a snag when Musk tried to show off the truck’s armored windows — and his lead designer promptly smashed them.
But it seems the Cybertruck has more to worry about than a hiccup in its unveiling. Its strangely angular design is being widely derided on Twitter.
—Ni (@Avo_NP) November 22, 2019
—Visionary Director Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) November 22, 2019
—Kris Straub (@krisstraub) November 22, 2019
—yadeer (@yadeer_) November 22, 2019
Some people said the truck’s blocky design reminded them of a badly rendered video game.
—Robert Rowe (@RoweGuy7429) November 22, 2019
—Arin Hanson, you say? (@egoraptor) November 22, 2019
—King’s Letter (@TheKingsletter) November 22, 2019
—Quin69 (@quinrex) November 22, 2019
The video game comparisons didn’t end there. Some compared the design to the Warthog, an all-terrain vehicle from the “Halo” franchise.
—Windows Central Gaming (@WCGamingTweets) November 22, 2019
Although this isn’t necessarily a bad thing for some customers.
—KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) November 22, 2019
One user said its aesthetic came straight from the surreal game “Death Stranding.”
—kylo em ✨ (@retzae) November 22, 2019
Others compared the unveiling to the car designed by Homer Simpson in the 1991 Simpsons episode “O Brother Where Art Thou.”
—Kristian Sturt (@FootieWriter) November 22, 2019
—Ireland Simpsons Fans (@iresimpsonsfans) November 22, 2019
—James Piqué (@jamespique) November 22, 2019
A Google research scientist tweeted the angular car was reminiscent of the Tomb Sweeping Festival, a festival celebrated in some east Asian countries where people buy paper models of material goods and home comforts to burn and send to their ancestors.
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—hardmaru (@hardmaru) November 22, 2019
The truck’s exterior wasn’t the only part that took a hammering.
—JT (@Jrtarl) November 22, 2019
Whether the Cybertruck’s design will be an impediment to its success remains to be seen.