The Tesla Cybertruck will have outstanding performance, and bulletproof but it will be expensive, with the highest model starting at $100,000.
Customers received the first Cybertrucks today at an event held at Tesla’s gigafactory in Austin, Texas. The automaker disclosed that in its most powerful configuration, the long-awaited and long-delayed all-electric truck would be able to tow 4,990 kg and accelerate to 96 kmh/60 mph in only 2.6 seconds.
The Tesla Cybertruck Outperforms The Porsche 911
It will also be really effective. To demonstrate, the carmaker released a video showing the Cybertruck outrunning a new 2023 Porsche 911 on a quarter-mile drag strip while pulling another 911.
The most powerful version of the truck, unladen, should be able to reach 96 kmh/ 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and cover the quarter-mile in less than 11 seconds. Because of its torque, it can draw a tractor pull sled further down a strip than a Ford F-350 diesel.
With its four-corner air suspension and 35-inch all-terrain tires, the truck will have 17 inches of ground clearance off the drag strip, according to Tesla, meaning there won’t be a low-hanging differential to worry about.
It’s possible that the Cybertruck’s lackluster Cd contributes to its predicted 547 kilometers/340 miles range. Even if that is a lot, it falls short of the more than 805 kilometers/500 miles that Tesla projected in 2019. In as short as 15 minutes at a supercharger, it will be able to regain up to 219 kilometers/136 miles of range.
Only the “All-Wheel Drive” model with the greatest range is included in that number. The 2025 release of the “Rear-Wheel Drive” model will have a range of only 402 kilometers/250 miles, and it will take it 6.5 seconds to reach 96 kph/60 mph. Ultimately, the “Cyberbeast” will have a peak speed of 130 mph (209 km/h), compared to the other models’ top speed of 180 kmh/112 mph. This means that it can go 515 kilometers/320 miles.