Latest Cybertruck Beta Prototype Spotted with More Surprises


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Apr 27, 2023

Latest Cybertruck Beta Prototype Spotted with More Surprises

It's like spotting Bigfoot. Every time Tesla's Cybertruck appears in the wild

It's like spotting Bigfoot. Every time Tesla's Cybertruck appears in the wild (video), it generates millions of views and a lot of conversation. The photographic evidence also offers some surprises. This should not be a shock considering Tesla's Chief Designer, Franz von Holzhausen, has said that some elements of the Cybertruck still have not been revealed.

A recent picture posted by @greggertruck gave us a good look at the front of the highly anticipated, futuristic-looking vehicle. While Tesla is near production, there are still some tweaks for the final product. You can assume one of those weeks will be to the massive windshield wiper. Elon Musk has said it would not be part of the final production, however, the giant blade is still present, as shown in the photo.

Musk is not a fan of the wiper that spans the entire windshield. Over a year ago, he tweeted: The wiper is what troubles me most. No easy solution. Deployable wiper that stows in front trunk would be ideal, but complex.

The Cybertruck appears to have a slightly different front bumper design in this photo compared to previous prototypes. The lightbar above the windshield also remains a mystery. Early alpha prototypes included a full-width light above the windshield. However, in many states lights above the windshield can not be used on public roads. Tesla could face some challenges in keeping this lightbar in the production version of the vehicle.

4 wheel steering Cybertruck is sick! ?

Meanwhile, a recent video posted on Twitter by TokyoTesla has been viewed over 8 million times. At first glance, it appears to show the Cybertruck taking a spin, but upon closer inspection, it can be seen that the back wheels are turning in unison with the front wheels, suggesting that the Cybertruck will have four-wheel steering.

While four-wheel steering is not a new technology, it was not well received in the automotive world in the 1980s when it was introduced by various brands, including BMW, Porsche, Acura, Nissan, and Renault. However, the competition is now introducing four-wheel steering in their electric vehicles, such as the Hummer, which claims to allow for a better off-road experience, and the Silverado, as well as Hyundai's IONIQ 5.

In addition to the four-wheel steering, the Cybertruck will also have advanced air suspension, similar to the Model X. The Model X can have a ground clearance as low as 5.4 inches or as high as 8.1 inches. At the same time, the Cybertruck appears to be very low in the four-wheel steering video, but other videos and pictures show it to be considerably higher.

Finally, the taillights will be a full red bar that stretches the tailgate length, as Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter, despite earlier videos only showing two lights on the ends.

The limited quantity of Cybertrucks is expected to be released this year, with ramp-up production not taking place until 2024.

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