Cybertruck LMFAO

Cybertruck LMFAO

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12,236 posts

219 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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andyeds1234

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171 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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This is the design equivalent of the emperor’s new clothes.
I can’t imagine how many people during the design process thought “what the fk”?!?!? but were too scared to say anything.
Still… if you need a bullet proof monstrosity, and you are scared of curves, it’s a winner.


Edited by andyeds1234 on Friday 1st December 12:21

swisstoni

17,150 posts

280 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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andyeds1234 said:
This is the design equivalent of the emperor’s new clothes.
I can’t imagine how many people during the design process thought “what the fk”?!?!? but were too scared to say anything.
Still… if you need a bullet proof monstrosity, and you are scared of curves, it’s a winner.


Edited by andyeds1234 on Friday 1st December 12:21
I think that’s exactly what’s happened.
Imho it’ll be launched come what may, sell a few to the fans who think the Emperor’s suit looks really sharp, and then be quietly sidelined.

In a way its great that there’s one boss and what he says goes. Most big companies don’t run like this for good reason.

off_again

12,388 posts

235 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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Hagerty have a good breakdown of the Cybertruck:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6WDq0V5oBg

Jason (the presenter) is very good and balanced. And to be honest, its this stuff that I am interested in - the engineering and how it does things. Since Tesla has done nothing to communicate what is behind the design. But hey, maybe I am the freak here.

I would also disagree with a few comments - Jason claims that the CT is the first car to have drive by wire steering, but thats not correct. But hey, facts matter, right?

off_again

12,388 posts

235 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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Oh and to get to the ranges that they want to talk about, you need to use a battery extender:

https://electrek.co/2023/11/30/tesla-cybertruck-ra...

Takes 1/3 of the bed and space and will add extra weight to the truck.

Silvanus

5,368 posts

24 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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The latest footage of pitching a ball at the unbreakable window hehe


skwdenyer

16,691 posts

241 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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off_again said:
Hagerty have a good breakdown of the Cybertruck:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6WDq0V5oBg

Jason (the presenter) is very good and balanced. And to be honest, its this stuff that I am interested in - the engineering and how it does things. Since Tesla has done nothing to communicate what is behind the design. But hey, maybe I am the freak here.

I would also disagree with a few comments - Jason claims that the CT is the first car to have drive by wire steering, but thats not correct. But hey, facts matter, right?
Which other vehicles have steer-by-wire without any form of mechanical backup? The Inifiniti models had a steering column with a clutch (in effect just a variation on the hydraulic system in the Citroen CX).

off_again

12,388 posts

235 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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skwdenyer said:
off_again said:
Hagerty have a good breakdown of the Cybertruck:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6WDq0V5oBg

Jason (the presenter) is very good and balanced. And to be honest, its this stuff that I am interested in - the engineering and how it does things. Since Tesla has done nothing to communicate what is behind the design. But hey, maybe I am the freak here.

I would also disagree with a few comments - Jason claims that the CT is the first car to have drive by wire steering, but thats not correct. But hey, facts matter, right?
Which other vehicles have steer-by-wire without any form of mechanical backup? The Inifiniti models had a steering column with a clutch (in effect just a variation on the hydraulic system in the Citroen CX).
Lexus RZ? However, you mention a very specific qualifier there 'without any form of mechanical backup'. That might be Tesla, but there have been a number of cars from Infiniti that have had steer-by-wire for a number of years (and uniformly panned too). So maybe Tesla has the point here, but its the qualifier that makes the difference.

CoolHands

18,791 posts

196 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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off_again said:
Hagerty have a good breakdown of the Cybertruck:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6WDq0V5oBg

Jason (the presenter) is very good and balanced. And to be honest, its this stuff that I am interested in - the engineering and how it does things. Since Tesla has done nothing to communicate what is behind the design. But hey, maybe I am the freak here.

I would also disagree with a few comments - Jason claims that the CT is the first car to have drive by wire steering, but thats not correct. But hey, facts matter, right?
Never watched him before, but my overall impression is very biased and uncritical.

skwdenyer

16,691 posts

241 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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off_again said:
skwdenyer said:
off_again said:
Hagerty have a good breakdown of the Cybertruck:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6WDq0V5oBg

Jason (the presenter) is very good and balanced. And to be honest, its this stuff that I am interested in - the engineering and how it does things. Since Tesla has done nothing to communicate what is behind the design. But hey, maybe I am the freak here.

I would also disagree with a few comments - Jason claims that the CT is the first car to have drive by wire steering, but thats not correct. But hey, facts matter, right?
Which other vehicles have steer-by-wire without any form of mechanical backup? The Inifiniti models had a steering column with a clutch (in effect just a variation on the hydraulic system in the Citroen CX).
Lexus RZ? However, you mention a very specific qualifier there 'without any form of mechanical backup'. That might be Tesla, but there have been a number of cars from Infiniti that have had steer-by-wire for a number of years (and uniformly panned too). So maybe Tesla has the point here, but its the qualifier that makes the difference.
I suppose the point is that true steer-by-wire (ie no physical connection) has not been done before. Which is either a major achievement (qualifying equipment for the requisite reliability is a major task), or a significant retrograde step, depending upon your point of view smile

ajprice

27,720 posts

197 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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Engineering Explained did a video on the Lexus RZ steer by wire. This one was a prototype and not a showroom model, and it was 8 months ago, so I don't know if any of the issues he had have been fixed for production. mainly the slight lag between steering wheel and road wheel movement. I also don't know how similar the Lexus system is to the Cybertruck system.


Zcd1

451 posts

56 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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CoolHands said:
Never watched him before, but my overall impression is very biased and uncritical.
Cammisa is a very capable journo and presenter, IMHO.

His other Hagerty videos have some of the best production values and content in the business - it's worth seeking out.

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12,236 posts

219 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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CoolHands said:
off_again said:
Hagerty have a good breakdown of the Cybertruck:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6WDq0V5oBg

Jason (the presenter) is very good and balanced. And to be honest, its this stuff that I am interested in - the engineering and how it does things. Since Tesla has done nothing to communicate what is behind the design. But hey, maybe I am the freak here.

I would also disagree with a few comments - Jason claims that the CT is the first car to have drive by wire steering, but thats not correct. But hey, facts matter, right?
Never watched him before, but my overall impression is very biased and uncritical.
He's a good lad.

From a Brit perspective he's always super enthusiastic, but when you get a flavour for his high and lows, he's genuine.

loudlashadjuster

5,196 posts

185 months

Friday 1st December 2023
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And he knows his onions, not just US stuff but esoteric European and Japanese cars too, and understands the engineering behind them.

If he’s as impressed as that then I’m happy to accept it’s moved the truck game on. It is a Tesla, after all.

It really didn’t need to look like Elon’s original wet dream to do that though.

benny.c

3,488 posts

208 months

Saturday 2nd December 2023
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I’ve seen a few vids referencing that the tonneau cover will support 300lbs. But what’s the point for anyone who wants to actually use the Cybertruck as a pickup? It’s sloped and there’s nothing to tie a load on to anyway. My crappy old L200 will take 330lbs on the cover and you can actually tie cargo on. It’ll do 400 miles on a single charge although 0-60 takes a while I’ll admit.

The range extender seems a decent idea on paper but it’s got to weigh a good 200-250kgs, so it’s going to need an engine hoist to lift it in. And that’s going to have to be a big hoist given the size of the truck. It’s going to be a semi permanent solution for people who want a larger range and less carry capacity I guess. Certainly not something you fit on the spur of the moment.



Chipper

1,335 posts

218 months

Sunday 3rd December 2023
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This interview with Jason Cammisa on the Cybertruck is really good. It's enjoyable, but if you want to skip ahead, jump to the one-hour mark. While opinions on its appearance and financial logic vary, the technical build is unparalleled. They'll sell as many as they can produce.


https://youtu.be/NjIPEtegPt4?si=bKazy-vFyYRzHw1g

LivLL

10,920 posts

198 months

Sunday 3rd December 2023
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Chipper said:
the technical build is unparalleled
What does that mean in English?

CoolHands

18,791 posts

196 months

Sunday 3rd December 2023
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Means it goes really fast in a straight line. And has steer by wire which is sold as some kind of advantage to buyers, although I can’t see what. Just a gimmick.

LivLL

10,920 posts

198 months

Sunday 3rd December 2023
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Chipper said:
This interview with Jason Cammisa on the Cybertruck is really good. It's enjoyable, but if you want to skip ahead, jump to the one-hour mark. While opinions on its appearance and financial logic vary, the technical build is unparalleled. They'll sell as many as they can produce.


https://youtu.be/NjIPEtegPt4?si=bKazy-vFyYRzHw1g
Well, I listened. The guy seems to have Tourettes and was almost jizzing himself talking about how "other" manufacturers are ten years behind, the wiper is amazing and you can fire ice balls at the windscreen. Not much depth, sorry I seem to be missing something, like a pathetic Joe Rogan wannabe.

FourWheelDrift

88,688 posts

285 months

Tuesday 12th December 2023
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Crap tyres - https://www.reddit.com/r/interestingasfk/comment... I guess you don't get chains with it.