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Was Tesla's Cybertruck Designed For The Real World Or Musk's Own World?

Was Tesla’s Cybertruck Designed For The Real World Or Musk’s Own World?

With all the talk going on about the Tesla pickup truck, we wonder if it can actually work out there in the wild

The launch event of the Tesla Cybertruck began with a quick slideshow where images of well-known trucks from the past five decades rolled on the screen as Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about a need for change and evolution. The Cybertruck, as a result, was always going to be daring in more ways than one but has Tesla gone too far? Is this really what truck buyers have in mind when thinking about switching from a gas-guzzling truck to an electric one? Do they even want to switch to an electric truck at all?

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Lego's Cybertruck Rival Really Is Shatterproof - Troll Level Epic

Lego’s Cybertruck Rival Really Is Shatterproof - Troll Level Epic

Everybody has an electric pickup truck these days, but Lego’s proposal is by far the best

Whether we like it or not, Tesla’s Cybertruck is bound to populate our news feeds for longer than we expected. Helped by the now infamous “armour” windows blunder caused by your humble metal ball, the wave of mockery is getting thicker and thicker. Classier, too.

Such an example of a neat trollage came earlier this week from Tesla’s fellow carmaker BMW, as Munich’s social media department saw the window shattering a good opportunity to pile up more exposure for BMW’s bulletproof X5 Protection VR6. And then came Lego.

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BMW's New Cup Holder Will Let You Take Your Coffee to the Track

BMW’s New Cup Holder Will Let You Take Your Coffee to the Track

Okay, so it’s not for track use, but it’s still pretty cool

Can you imagine sitting in your BMW M8 with an uncovered cup of coffee as you wait in line to enter your favorite track? It sounds like a disaster waiting to happen, right? As soon as you hit that first curve at speed, there will be coffee everywhere, your interior will be ruined, electronics shot, and you’ll be pissed. That’s not a very fun day at the track, but if BMW has its way, you could –theoretically—cruise around the Nurburgring and have that coffee without a worry in the world. How does that work?

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Ford Retreats, Suddenly Has No Interest in the F-150-Cybertruck Tug-of-War Rematch

Ford Retreats, Suddenly Has No Interest in the F-150-Cybertruck Tug-of-War Rematch

And here I was, rooting for the Blue Oval to whoop the Cybertruck’s boxy ass!

Remember the tug-of-war rematch challenge that Ford laid out to Tesla on Twitter? Yeah, well, that’s gone for now. Apparently, the tweet from the Ford X’s Vice President Sundeep Madra was just a tongue-in-cheek statement and not a challenge per se.

Just when it looked like we’ll have an “apples to apples” face-off, Ford has chickened out. Oh boy! Mr. Madra, what have you done?

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQS

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQS

The German firm is gearing up to deliver a competitor for the Tesla Model S

The Mercedes-Benz EQS is an upcoming all-electric car based on the Vision EQS concept that the German firm unveiled in 2019. Part of the EQ division that handles Mercedes’ electric vehicle operations, the EQS will join the existing EQC, EQV, and Smart EQ city cars. Based on the name alone, the EQS will act as the range-topping model in the company’s electric car range. But it probably won’t be an electric version of the S-Class. Instead, it could have a size similar to the CLS, so it will fit in the midsize market. Either way, it will be Mercedes-Benz answer to EVs like the Tesla Model S, the Porsche Taycan, and the upcoming Audi e-tron GT.

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2020 Toyota Supra by AC Schnitzer

2020 Toyota Supra by AC Schnitzer

The Japanese sports car with German DNA gets tricked out by one of the finest tuners in the land

The all-new Toyota Supra A90 is an aftermarket tuner’s dream, and it hasn’t taken long for the world’s best tuners to build programs for the returning sports car icon. As you know, AC Schnitzer typically specializes in building aftermarket kits for BMW models but, since the Toyota Supra is a BMW at heart, AC Schnitzer is able to show it some love. AC Schnitzer’s program for the sports car is as all-encompassing as it gets. There’s a full line of upgrades to the Supra’s exterior, interior, engine, and a lot of mechanical parts in between. AC Schnitzer hasn’t rolled out the full price list for this new program, but you can bet it won’t be cheap.

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Mazda Is Looking To Electrify the Next-Gen MX-5 Miata, But It's not As Simple as it Sounds

Mazda Is Looking To Electrify the Next-Gen MX-5 Miata, But It’s not As Simple as it Sounds

Weight, handling, power output, and emissions all come into play here

Mazda is mulling over whether or not the next-gen MX-5 Miata should move into the electrification segment, something that could actually put it in line with the next-gen Porsche 718 should everything play out the right way. The important thing is that, no matter what, the next-gen MX-5 will remain light, compact, and agile, but how that’s going to happen is a mystery that Mazda still has to solve.

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BMW Trolled the Tesla Cybertruck Hard on Twitter

BMW Trolled the Tesla Cybertruck Hard on Twitter

Keep it classy BMW, keep it classy

We’re back with more Tesla Cybertruck-related news as BMW decided to capture some attention on Twitter and channel it on one of its most spectacular products by throwing some shade at the Cybertruck.

As you know, BMW will sell you, on special request, the so-called X5 Protection VR6, a heavily armoured vehicle packing 530 horsepower and the ability to withstand gunfire coming from an AK-47. This sort of badassery allowed BMW to troll Tesla and Musk for the “armor” widows gaffe that took place during the pickup truck’s live reveal.

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Engineering Explained Exposes Why the Tesla Cybertruck vs. Ford F-150 Tug of War Was a Scam

Engineering Explained Exposes Why the Tesla Cybertruck vs. Ford F-150 Tug of War Was a Scam

Although it got all the hype, Tesla was bound to be exposed sooner or later

When Tesla announced the 300,000-pound towing capacity for the Cybertruck, Ford was quick to release a video of its F-150 electric prototype that pulled 1.25 million pounds. Instead of immediately replying to this, Tesla took its own sweet time to throw a punch at Ford. In turn, Tesla tied the Cybertruck’s ass to a Ford-150’s with a rope and engaged in a good old fashioned tug-o-war challenge.

You must’ve seen the video; the Cybertruck pulls the F-150 with utmost ease, even on an inclined surface. However, this was as gimmicky as it could get. Famous YouTube channel Engineering Explained has put out a video explaining why this battle made no sense and it is much simpler than the “two-wheel-drive/all-wheel-drive argument.”

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The Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept Is About to Lose Its Top

The Bentley EXP 100 GT Concept Is About to Lose Its Top

The resulting road-going car will be a very-limited-edition model slapped with a $1.9 million price tag

If the recent rumors are true, Bentley is looking to capitalize on the stunningly-designed EXP 100 GT Concept by deriving it into a super-exclusive model of the barchetta-style ilk. The open-top sports tourer is in line to receive the carmaker’s W-12 powerplant that’s shared by the likes of Bentayga, Continental GT, and Flying Spur, but it has to qualify for approval first. Once it ticks that box, its development process will fall into the task of Bentley’s Mulliner division - so expect the open-top sports tourer to ooze luxury through every crevice.

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Tesla Cybertruck Craze: 10 Electric Trucks You Should Know About

Tesla Cybertruck Craze: 10 Electric Trucks You Should Know About

Some of these will make it into production in a couple of years

It’s been a week since Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Cybertruck and the hype is far from over. We’re still in awe of its performance figures, people are still making fun of how the armored windows cracked when hit with steel balls, and truck enthusiasts are still upset over the polygonal design.

But the Cybertruck is still a couple of years away from production and it’s not the only electric truck in the making. As a result, I put together a list of 10 haulers that might go into production over the next two years.

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The Jaguar F-Type Launches on December 2, But What Does Hot Wheels Have to Do With It?

The Jaguar F-Type Launches on December 2, But What Does Hot Wheels Have to Do With It?

Expect the facelifted F-Type to get its paws dirty during its debut

The new Jaguar F-Type is nearing its début, and Jaguar was kind enough to drop a six-second teaser of the facelifted F-Type, complete with a hint of involvement from Hot Wheels. The official unveiling takes place on December 2, and while the specific details on what’s going to happen remain unclear, it does look like Jaguar wants us to think that Hot Wheels will be prominently involved in it. Is it possible that the new F-Type will perform some kind of stunt in its own début? It’s not unchartered territory considering the relationship history between Jaguar and Hot Wheels.

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