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.
Photo credit: Drivable Designs via Motor1
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.
Photo credit: Boring Company
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.
Photo credit: Jan Peisert
Automotive designer Jan Peisert imagines that Elon Musk will one day partner with the US military to develop a rugged Cybertruck for the battlefield. So, this ultimate tactical combat vehicle gives us a little preview of what such a car might look like, complete with a roof-mounted gun and solar panels. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Tesla’s Cybertruck boasts a unibody construction similar to passenger cars, rather than the body-on-frame construction normally used on trucks, mainly due to a standard vehicle conflicting with its under-floor battery pack. Its thick 3mm 30x-series cold-rolled stainless steel body panels cannot be stamped like conventional automobile parts, only be bent along straight lines, thus resulting in a very wedge-shaped design. Read more to see how some of today’s most popular vehicles would look with this design philosophy.
Photo credit: Prokop Strnka via Yanko Design
Industrial designer Prokop Strnka imagines that Tesla will eventually invest in more home-based products, in addition to solar panels and battery packs. Introducing the Tesla G. This autonomous lawnmower uses Tesla’s autopilot algorithm and technology to actively scan its environments to ensure a clean cut. Sensors automatically differentiate between grass, plants, and weeds, while actively avoiding obstacles or driving on to the sidewalk. Read more for additional pictures.
Designed by the Origin PC team, the Ludicrous is a special one-off build for YouTube personality Marques Brownlee that required some challenges to complete. Some of the issues included airflow and fitting the PC parts inside the miniature Tesla Model S, while still maintaining the drivability of the car. It has working headlights, a horn, the ability to be driven forwards / backwards, and a remote that can be used to turn the PC on. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Back in 2009, there was the first-generation Tesla Roadster and then the Dodge Circuit EV, a two-passenger, rear-wheel-drive, all-electric sports car shown that debuted at the North American International Auto Show. It was based on the Lotus Europa S, and combined a lithium-ion battery pack with a 200-kilowatt electric motor producing 268 hp and 480 lb⋅ft of torque. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Khyzyl Saleem
Automotive designer Khyzyl Saleem has been a fan of the Tesla Cybertruck ever since Elon Musk presented it to the public, but he felt there needed to be another version of it. So, he used the truck as the base, altered a few body lines slightly just to make it a bit more interesting, and then gave it a Trophy Truck-like flair. What he ended up with is a futuristic supercar that wouldn’t look out of place in Bladerunner. Read more for a video and additional information.