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.
Seriously it's like a Delorean mated with a Pontiac Aztek.
— Tom Giles (@tsgiles) November 22, 2019
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.”
And well, it’s here now. On Twitter, the unapologetic design of the truck’s brutalist chassis earned a good deal of ridicule.
— King's Letter (@TheKingsletter) November 22, 2019
— Nathan (@DisGuy1282) November 22, 2019
gonna tell my kids this was the cybertruck pic.twitter.com/p7l4wCOdkm
— Flexington Ave Local (@Dr_TacoMD) November 22, 2019
— Braulio Ortega (@B90X_1) November 22, 2019
Is it done rendering? https://t.co/IEGG5RjOby
— Jacob Shamsian (@JayShams) November 22, 2019
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.
Sorry but the cybertruck design is actually genius level brutalism. It's demolition man IRL. It's a Hummer in low poly mode with none of the carbon footprint. It will sell poorly and be discontinued in two years.
— Joshua Topolsky (@joshuatopolsky) November 22, 2019
READ MORE: Elon Musk’s Cybertruck is here, and so are the jokes [The Verge]
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