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I thought that this was a joke!

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I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby Nemo » March 30th, 2024, 6:18 pm

Tesla Cybertruck

https://s1.cdn.autoevolution.com/images ... -24s_1.jpg

It reminded me of the vehicles in Thunderbirds (only those of a certain age will understand)

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby bungeejumper » March 30th, 2024, 7:06 pm

It's been designed completely in Minecraft. A few missiles and it'll be ready for Mad Max vs the Terminator: the Rematch.

And yes, with those edges it'll rip the guts out of any pedestrian it hits. It's a good job nobody in America walks anywhere, then. :D

Just one little issue. Anybody know where I can recharge this thing out here in rattlesnake country?

BJ

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby Mike4 » March 30th, 2024, 7:38 pm

bungeejumper wrote:It's been designed completely in Minecraft. A few missiles and it'll be ready for Mad Max vs the Terminator: the Rematch.

And yes, with those edges it'll rip the guts out of any pedestrian it hits. It's a good job nobody in America walks anywhere, then. :D

Just one little issue. Anybody know where I can recharge this thing out here in rattlesnake country?

BJ


I'd imagine at any nearby MacDonalds perhaps...?

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby Leothebear » March 31st, 2024, 10:32 am

More evidence that Musk has lost it.

To me it looks like a prototype mock-up. Before the sharp edges are rounded off.

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby scotview » March 31st, 2024, 10:51 am

Leothebear wrote:Before the sharp edges are rounded off.


The flat plate design significantly reduces the manufacturing complexity and the SS plate removes the need for layers of paint.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFgGnhRZarY

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby bungeejumper » March 31st, 2024, 1:44 pm

scotview wrote:The flat plate design significantly reduces the manufacturing complexity and the SS plate removes the need for layers of paint.

That's what De Lorean said. It was left to their owners to discover how much polishing the bloody things needed, because of the greasy dabs from human fingers. I saw one recently, and the doors were a complete mess.

And don't think you can improve the look by polishing with a mild scouring paste or rubbing compound. It cuts right through the oxidation layer, which is the only thing that stands between your stainless steel and even faster discolouration. Get a dent or a localised scratch, and your car will look weird forever afterwards, no matter how carefully you fix it.

Still, I don't suppose Musk's rufty-tufty weekend ranch riders will mind that happening to their $99,000 trucks? Excuse me while I laugh. ;)

BJ

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby scotview » March 31st, 2024, 3:00 pm

bungeejumper wrote:
Still, I don't suppose Musk's rufty-tufty weekend ranch riders will mind that happening to their $99,000 trucks? Excuse me while I laugh. ;)

BJ


Yip, it's called a free market. Almost as practical as this at £3 million.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeQFhWVb5gQ&t=75s

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby Tedx » March 31st, 2024, 3:19 pm

Apparently the cyber trucks automatic closing stainless steel boot can chop carrots. And fingers, presumably

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby Imbiber » March 31st, 2024, 3:43 pm

It does appear to be bullet proof, literally, at least in some calibres.

https://youtu.be/teRRk-0KHus?si=S_vdRS5fQUuRl000

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby 88V8 » April 1st, 2024, 5:36 pm

bungeejumper wrote:
scotview wrote:The flat plate design significantly reduces the manufacturing complexity and the SS plate removes the need for layers of paint.

Still, I don't suppose Musk's rufty-tufty weekend ranch riders will mind that happening to their $99,000 trucks? Excuse me while I laugh. ;)

Indeed not, given that one of them just paid $60k over list.
And this auction was amongst the highest view counts on BaT, plus plenty of comments.

And if you don't want to polish it, you can get a wrap.

V8

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby Nemo » April 1st, 2024, 6:24 pm

Imbiber wrote:It does appear to be bullet proof, literally, at least in some calibres.

https://youtu.be/teRRk-0KHus?si=S_vdRS5fQUuRl000


Good job, I can quite understand someone shooting at it :)

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby redsturgeon » April 3rd, 2024, 9:13 am

Great car for the zombie apocalypse...if you can find a live charger.

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Re: I thought that this was a joke!

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Postby jfgw » April 3rd, 2024, 9:29 am

With those angles, there is a good chance that it could evade detection by radar speed cameras.


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