Would you take this monster to the race track?

The Tesla Cybertruck is arguably the most shocking car design in recent decades. Not only wedge-shaped bodies have gone out of fashion in the early 1990s, but no other carmaker thought about this shape as a design that could bring notable benefits in the aerodynamic and rigidity departments... of a pickup truck.

Tesla did, and while many car enthusiasts hate the Cybertruck’s looks, it could actually get weirder than that. And this rendering from Jonsibal proves just that.

The Tesla Cybertruck isn’t funky enough

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Posted by JONSIBAL on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

If you think the Cybertruck is the ultimate wedge-shaped vehicle of the modern era, here’s proof that things can get out of hand really easy. Jonsibal just rendered a widebody version of the electric truck and wow, it take things to a completely new level. The wider wheel arches feature the same polygonal design and it looks as if they’re inspired by Group 5 race cars from the 1970s. The widebody Cybertruck also makes the iconic Lamborghini Countach seem rather boring.

1973 - 1990 Lamborghini Countach
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But wait, that’s not all. The front fascia now ends at the bottom with a large splitter that looks a lot like a snow plow. Again, this feature also seems inspired by Group 5 race cars. Just look at the 1977 BMW 320 Turbo and tell me the wheel arches and the splitter aren’t similar.

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And let’s not forget about the BBS-style wheels, also used on many race cars in the 1970s.

In the rear Jonsibal added a big spoiler and reshaped the lower bumper for increased downforce.

Luckily enough, the angular shape of these virtual upgrades works great with the overall design of the truck. And I actually think that they make the Cybertruck look a bit better. But I’m among those who like the Cybertruck’s design. All told, this looks like a solid proposition for the range-topping Plaid trim. Or a track-ready truck assuming that Elon Musk wants to take things to a different level at some point.

A reminder of a glorious automotive era

A New Wide-Body Tesla Cybertruck Rendering Proves That Elon Musks Creation Could Be Even Stranger
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Okay, I’m aware that many of you hate the Cybertruck’s design, but I’m pretty sure you like some of the cars that inspired it. And this rendering reminds me of many iconic wedge-design vehicles. The Lotus Esprit comes to mind since it was quoted by Musk himself, but the DeLorean DMC-12 is also a good example, especially since it was also made from stainless steel. We also can’t forget about sports cars like the Lamborghini Countach, BMW M1, Ferrari 308 GT4, and Lancia Stratos. But you should also check out concept cars like the Aston Martin Bulldog, Porsche Tapiro, and the Citroen Karin.

A New Wide-Body Tesla Cybertruck Rendering Proves That Elon Musks Creation Could Be Even Stranger
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Ciprian Florea
Senior Editor and Supercar Expert - ciprian@topspeed.com
Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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