If you thought that Tesla’s wedge-shaped Cybertruck looked odd on stage or during those night time media runs, wait until you see it pass by in traffic during daytime.
This footage comes courtesy of Chicago_roy on Instagram, and shows a Cybertruck prototype (windows intact and all), driving in Hawthorne, California, near the Tesla Design Studio. While the clip only lasts for about four seconds, it’s enough for us to make sense of what it is we’re seeing.
At first, we actually thought there’s nobody in the driver’s seat, which wouldn’t be all that strange given Tesla’s innovative Autopilot system. However, by pausing the clip multiple times, the silhouette of the driver’s head becomes visible.
We also get to see how the all-electric pickup measures up to surrounding traffic, specifically a grey Nissan Maxima by its side and a blue Model X trailing behind. Simply put, the Cybertruck is gigantic, almost looking like a heavy duty truck, rather than a regular F-150/Ram 1500/ Silverado 1500 rival.
In reality though, the Cybertruck is more of a tweener, measuring 231.7 inches (5,885 mm) in length, 79.8 inches (2,027 mm) in width and 75.0 inches (1,905 mm) in height. So it’s definitely a match for an entry-level F-150 dual cab, but not quite as massive as an F-450 SuperCab Dually.
It also looks like it doesn’t really belong in this time period, but the more we see it, the more we’ll get used to it, probably. As for something we could get used to – the tri-motor version’s 2.9 second 0-60 acceleration time, plain and simple.
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