That most certainly wasn't a metal ball.
During Tesla's long-awaited Cybertruck delivery event, a mumbling CEO Elon Musk took the stage — well, he climbed into the bed of the truck, where there was no lighting and he was shrouded in darkness — while an infant sobbed loudly in the background.
When it comes to the pickup truck's windows, which Musk claimed to be "bulletproof" during the company's unveiling just over four years ago, we're still not convinced.
Chief designer Franz von Holzhausen, who infamously shattered one of the truck's windows at the time by lobbing a metal ball at it, took the stage today to give it another shot.
Except that it wasn't exactly a fair comparison. Von Holzhausen halfheartedly lobbed a baseball — rather than a heavy metal ball, like last time — at the Cybertruck's window during today's event. The ball harmlessly bounced off the truck, proving nothing.
In other words, until we see evidence to the contrary, Tesla has seemingly given up on making its truck's glass "bulletproof."
Musk muttered that the truck's windows would be "rock proof," which could arguably be said about plenty of other cars' windows. At the end of the day, it all depends on the rock.
As for the truck's heavy and difficult-to-bend stainless steel body panels, those will resist bullets effortlessly, as Tesla was happy to demonstrate in a clip.
In short, it was anticlimactic and astonishingly unrehearsed event, with a noticeably absent-minded Musk struggling to inject some excitement following four long years of waiting.
"It's going to be amazing to see all these cars driving around," he said.
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