In a video shared by @WhatsInside on Thursday, a Tesla Cybertruck prototype is seen attempting to leap the curb in front of the corporate’s newest global engineering headquarters in Palo Alto, California.
Despite the Cybertruck’s clearance looking entirely large enough to hop the curb with no problems, the video shows a team grabbing wood ramps in order that it doesn’t should.
The Cybertruck has been touted as having all-terrain capabilities (and even with the ability to float across streams of water), so many commenters identified that the prototype’s appraoch to the curb looked underwhelming at best.
Tesla Cybertruck off-roading for the primary time!?
— WHAT’S INSIDE? (@whatsinside) February 23, 2023
Some suspected the Cybertruck prototype, meaning it was welded along with several small castings, fairly than the production model which is able to feature a single Giga Forged.
Others believed the careful curb hopping could have been to guard the aesthetics of the curb, while others pointed to the Cybertruck likely having been detailed hours earlier for the special event.
The news comes just months ahead of the Cybertruck’s planned production this summer, and after a report showed that the vehicle may have Tesla’s newest Autopilot hardware, version 4.
Die-casting molds for the Cybertruck arrived to Giga Texas last month, and the factory has been receiving casting machine parts for the futuristic electric pickup for the past few months.
Yesterday, Tesla announced latest global engineering headquarters in Palo Alto, California, positioned at Hewlett Packard’s former original headquarters. Elon Musk helped kick off a celebration within the evening, telling the audience the Cybertruck can be readily available for them to ascertain out.