Elon Musk starred in another notorious blow of effect. He impressed the world in the presentation of his most ambitious project to date, the Cybertruck , an electric pick-up with which he intends to enter fully into one of the most lucrative markets in the sector in the United States. As he had been promising for months, Tesla will have in his fleet a futuristic and powerful model, a stainless steel vehicle and armored glass capable of surpassing a Ford F-150 in towing capacity and acceleration to a Porsche 911 . A revolutionary beast.

It also surprised with the price: $ 39,900 in its most economical version of the three that will be available in the market and that can already be ordered on the website of the Californian company. According to the numbers presented by Musk, it can be obtained in lease for $ 500 per month , well below the $ 700 that he calculated that cost on average other pick-ups in the market.

"For more than 100 years the trucks have been basically the same, difficult to distinguish from each other," Musk said on the stage at the Hawthorne design center in Los Angeles, a space that Tesla shares with another South African company. , SpaceX . "This does not resemble any of the above."

It is true. The Cybertruck is a hybrid between a military vehicle and a futuristic car , reminiscent of Blade Runner - the film by Ridley Scott in which Musk said they would be inspired by the design - and Terminator , a model in the antipodes of the traditional American pickup and much more personality. Despite its modern cut and its tendency to cubism, it intimidates. Musk has opted for a convex quadrilateral without parallel sides to change the world of heavy vehicles.

According to its website, a model can now be reserved for only $ 100, although production will not start until the end of 2021. The most economical model has an autonomy of about 400 kilometers per load , a towing capacity of 3,400 kilos and a considerable acceleration: from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.5 seconds.

The double-engine and four-wheel drive (on sale for $ 49,900), will travel 482 kilometers per battery, with a towing capacity of 4,535 kilos and an acceleration of 4.5 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h . And the most expensive, the "tri engine", will sell for $ 69,900, with the ability to tow up to 6,350 kilos, 804 kilometers per battery and 2.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km / h. Brutal.

Despite the euphoria of the moment and the delivery of thousands of attendees to the event in Hawthorne, not everything went as planned. Musk asked a volunteer from his team to throw a heavy metal ball against the crystals to show his resistance, and they broke to his surprise and blush. Minutes before, in a similar test, they remained intact.

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