Tesla Cybertruck is the El Camino / Ranchero for our Mad Max future

Tesla Cybertruck is the El Camino / Ranchero for our Mad Max future

Imagine if I told you there was a vehicle designed with just polygons like you might have seen in the 1980s game Battlezone. Made of only big triangles, the Tesla Cybertruck looks like a DeLorean and a Batmobile had a tryst.

I like camping! – this actually reminds me a lot of the Pontiac Aztek, which also had a tent accessory.

“But wait,” you say, “It’s a concept car. It could change!” Tesla makes minor incremental changes every year, to improve technical capabilities. The only time they’ve really changed appearance was when they facelifted the Model S to remove the grille from the front bumper cover.

Battlezone graphics look a lot like Cybertruck’s design

Tesla gets a lot of leeway. By virtue of being one of the few all-electric vehicle makers, we give them a lot of latitude.

Musk, in the role of the supervillan, introducing his getaway car

But when we saw the Mustang Mach-E concept last week, it signaled Ford getting into the all-electric market in a serious way.

Cybertruck recalls the Chevy El Camino / Ford Ranchero. Except an Elky never had instant on torque. No stock Ranchero had a 0-60 time of less than 6.5 seconds.

You could be forgiven if you thought this was the Cybertruck. It’s every bit as angular.

The base Cybertruck has a single motor and starts for $39,900. In Tesla fashion, you get 250 miles of range, and can tow 7500 pounds.

The dual motor model costs $49,900, can tow 10,000 pounds, and his 60mph in 4.5 seconds. It also has a 300 mile range. When you’re outrunning the War Boys in the hellish desert landscape, you’re going to want the 300 mile range.

Crew cab!

Even if you can’t afford the dual-motor, both models come in crew cab, something its El Camino and Ranchero spiritual forbears never did.

This is the future, and triangles and prisms are here for it.

Even if the hellscape comes to pass, as least we’ll be safely carried around in angular stainless steel.

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