Tow to Tow
Last week, Tesla announced its long-awaited “Cybertruck” at an event in Los Angeles. While the truck drew some ridicule on the internet for its unusual shape and glitchy reveal, the vehicle does pack some serious power.
Maybe you have to see it to believe it: In a video Tweeted Sunday by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, a Cybertruck can be seen effortlessly pulling a tethered Ford F-150 pickup uphill as it tries to escape.
Cybertruck pulls F-150 uphill pic.twitter.com/OfaqUkrDI3
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 24, 2019
The tires on the F-150 spins out almost immediately, succumbing to the electric pickup’s raw power — or superior traction. It’s unclear what kind of tires were used in the test.
That’s more or less in line with the advertised towing capacities of each truck. The Cybertruck will be able to tow more than 14,000 pounds according to Tesla. A top-of-the-line 2020 F-150 can tow only up to 13,200.
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