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Elon Musk has hyped the 2020 Tesla Roadster ever since it was announced back in 2017, and many have been waiting to hear more about the “SpaceX option package”. The base model is claimed to have a top speed of 250 mph and a 620-mile range powered by a 250 kWh battery pack, but the optional package apparently adds 10 small rocket thrusters. Read more to see what 0-60 mph in 1.1-seconds looks like in the electric supercar.
Happen to be in Los Angeles or visiting soon and want to see the Tesla Cybertruck prototype in-person? Make sure to stop by the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles. It’s currently one of the world’s largest automotive museums and has over 100 vehicles on display in its 25 galleries. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Many are familiar with the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), a battery-powered four-wheeled rover used on the Moon by Apollo 15, 16, and 17 astronauts during their missions between 1971-1972. What you may not have known is that they were built by Boeing, with each one weighing in at just 460 pounds on Earth without payload, with a maximum payload capacity of 1,080 pounds, including two astronauts. Read more for a video and additional pictures of the modern Tesla Cybertruck version.
Tesla has some competition in China, as the Xpeng P7 has entered the electric vehicle market. It features an 80.9 kWh battery pack and offered in rear- or all-wheel drive configurations. The former boasts a range of 353 miles, while the all-wheel-drive “Super-Long Range” model can travel up to 439 miles on a full charge. Yes, it also has autopilot, powered by NVIDIA’s DRIVE Xavier, enabling it to operate both the XPILOT3.0 and XPILOT2.0 systems concurrently to provide complete redundancy. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The 2013 Ford Mustang GT is definitely no slouch, especially considering that it’s powered by a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 generating 412 horsepower, but it most certainly is lacking in the technology department. One owner decided to install a 12.1-inch vertical touchscreen by Phoenix Automotive to give his vehicle a Tesla-like flair, all running Android or Apple CarPlay. Read more for a video and additoinal information.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk may not have let many drive the Cybertruck prototype, but now you can add former late night TV show host Jay Leno to that list. In this full segment, we get to see Elon with Tesla Chief designer Franz von Holzhausen speaking with Jay Leno before heading out for a drive near SpaceX headquarters, where The Boring Company also has a tunnel. Read more to see them take this giant truck through this underground space.
The upcoming episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage”, set to air on Wednesday (May 27) at 10P ET on CNBC will have Jay Leno taking the Tesla Cybertruck out for a drive with none other than Elon Musk. Not much information has been revealed about this segment, but we do know that in the full episode, you’ll see Elon Musk taking the truck through one of the Boring Company tunnels in Los Angeles. Read more for a preview and additional information.
Photo credit: Martin Hajek
Conceptual artist Martin Hajek is back at it again, and this time, it has nothing to do with Apple. He has created a Tesla Cybertruck-inspired Xbox Series X that wouldn’t look out of place in Elon Musk’s home, complete with a stainless steel low-poly shell with a matching game controller. Aside from the aesthetics, everything else looks to be the same. Read more for additional pictures.
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There’s no doubt that Tesla will be exploring various vehicle platforms over the next few years, and one intriguing design would be a Model XL minivan, or so Drivable Designs thinks. Compared with a full-sized van, modern minivans are based on a passenger car platform and have a lower body, which means that Elon Musk could possibly use the current Model S or Model X as the base platform. Read more for additional pictures.
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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company has completed excavating the second of two tunnels planned for the Las Vegas Convention Centers underground loop transit system. The first tunnel was finished in February and now, the company will begin construction on the above-ground passenger stations at either end of the tunnels as well as a third underground station in the middle of the loop. Read more for two videos and additional information.