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Unapologetic Design

“A DeLorean Mated With a Pontiac”: Internet Reacts to Cybertruck

byVictor Tangermann
11. 22. 19
Tesla/Victor Tangermann

"It's a Hummer in low poly mode with none of the carbon footprint."

Low-Poly Hummer

It’s finally here: Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s unveiled his passion project “Cybertruck” at a flashy Thursday evening event in Los Angeles.

And the reactions to the, uh, polarizing design are coming — mostly in the form of ridicule on Twitter.

Blade Runner

We’ve known for a while that the truck will look it just rolled out of an 80s sci-fi movie — Musk has been hinting at the design for a while now.


“Actually, I’m personally most excited about the pickup truck,” Musk gushed to Recode in a November 2018 interview. “Well I can’t talk about the details, but it’s gonna be like a really futuristic-like cyberpunk, ‘Blade Runner’ pickup truck.”

“You know, I actually don’t know if a lot of people will buy this pickup truck or not,” Musk said at the time, “but I don’t care.”

Burn Ward

And well, it’s here now. On Twitter, the unapologetic design of the truck’s brutalist chassis earned a good deal of ridicule.



It’s a reaction that Tesla was likely ready for — not everybody is going to love a pickup truck that looks like a shiny door stopper.

But there are a fair number of supporters as well — even if some came with caveats.

READ MORE: Elon Musk’s Cybertruck is here, and so are the jokes [The Verge]


More on the cybertruck: Watch Tesla Accidentally Smash Cybertruck’s “Bulletproof” Window

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