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OMG that truck is fugly!

Dan203

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Jul 10, 2019
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If you assume that the rims in that 'render' are probably 22 inches, then that is far short of 6.5ft

Plenty of space on that render to extend the bed beyond the rear tire. In fact the rear tire seems a bit close to the tailgate, so I'd actually expect it to be a bit longer. But at least it looks like a truck and not some funky stainless steel wedge.
 

Barklikeadog

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Jul 13, 2016
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Plenty of space on that render to extend the bed beyond the rear tire. In fact the rear tire seems a bit close to the tailgate, so I'd actually expect it to be a bit longer. But at least it looks like a truck and not some funky stainless steel wedge.
I would buy a truck like that. it almost has bumpers
 

Ludalicious

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Feb 22, 2018
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There area reasons behind the design that most of us see in the industry. There is absolutely no way you can install roof racks on an electric vehicle and not have it effect range. I have done a few measurements based off of the model. And yes these are professional Photoshoped images.

You can have a roof rack with multiple ladders up to 12' and it should not effect range very much if at all. It should fit a 12' with no issues. Genius design for contractors.
Tesla truck.png
 
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Carl_Drogo

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Being hailed as beautiful? I’m not just talking about looks. I’m talking about the overall idea of pushing boundaries.

You say exception is just AirPods but that’s a huge “exception” considering it’s their best product in the past few years.

Netflix, who the hell wanted to wait a couple days for dvd when they can drive to blockbuster? Streaming? Ha that tech will never make it due to quality issues and tv screen sizes.

You sound like you believe your knowledgeable.

What is the definition of a mass market company?

Do you know how many people said exactly what you said about Tesla as a company?

The part you’re missing here about the poor Delorean comparison is that the specs and tech in this car is significantly more superior than competitors, when also taking into account price point.

I do believe I’m knowledgeable... as much as anyone with respect to Apple and Netflix. I’ve been using Apple products since 1977 beginning with the Apple 2+ and most of their other products since. That doesn’t automatically make me a marketing expert, but I can assure you none of their products were ever introduced with so many people saying “WTF”. A huge number of people literally assumed Elon was trolling everyone and was going to say “just kidding” and roll out the real truck after a few minutes. Nobody ever thought anything remotely like that with AirPods, Netflix, etc., even if they had nitpicks and criticisms.

I am rooting for Tesla and I hope they sell a lot of these trucks. But I think this was a missed opportunity. Im sure they’ll sell many, but something even just slightly less weird looking would sell orders of magnitude more. I can understand the cold rolled steal, the exoskeleton design, and the design language in general. I give them credit for pushing the boundaries and not just making a normal looking truck. But I think the triangle shape is fugly.

I mean, one of the main things Tesla always had going for it versus the Leaf, Bolt, BMW i3, Prius, etc, was that they made good looking cars that just happened to be electric. They were the first company making EVs that weren’t “weird mobiles”. This truck has great technology, great specs, and maybe even a neat design language for a truck, with its hardcore brutalist style. But it’s shaped like a weird-mobile, unfortunately.
 
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mhpr262

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That is amazing! Where did that original photo come from?
IIRC it was in a Penthouse magazine from the late 70s. I saw an article about that design and the similarity to the Cybertruck. It was on jalopnik com I think. The guy who designed that concept sent an original issue of the magazine to the jalopnik writer.
 
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-DA3

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May 19, 2019
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Most of the new trucks today got very delicate - platinum etc. This resets the benchmark.

This is a modern Raptor design that actually will live up to the name.
 
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qwk

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I guess the 100000+ people that reserved one don't share you opinion.
Pontiac Aztec sold 50k+ copies. Reservations mean squat. Also, how does one know the reservation number is accurate? It wouldn’t be the first time Tesla lied.
 

r0xx0r

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Pontiac Aztec sold 50k+ copies. Reservations mean squat. Also, how does one know the reservation number is accurate? It wouldn’t be the first time Tesla lied.

I think they will do well just the same as the model 3.

You want to know the exact accurate reservation numbers? The only way to know that is working for Tesla. The same thing applies to any “revealed” reservations such as Taycan or e-tron.
 

Nukeme3

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Nov 25, 2019
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It's an ugly vehicle, compared to other vehicles. It's ugly compared to other Teslas.

But if you do not compare it to other vehicles and instead think of it like a contemporary sculpture. It's powerful. It's sleek. It's imposing. It makes you uncomfortable, but you're not sure why. It feels like something that should not exist and yet here it is.

The form describes what it is, and is unashamed of being no more than itself.

I like the uneasiness it invokes within me.

It's an ugly vehicle and it's going to look ugly in my driveway.
 
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Dan203

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I think they will do well just the same as the model 3.

You want to know the exact accurate reservation numbers? The only way to know that is working for Tesla. The same thing applies to any “revealed” reservations such as Taycan or e-tron.

I don't think this will sell like the Model 3 AT ALL! Model 3 and Model Y may be boring, normal, looking cars but that's what sells. Most people are resistant to radical change. These trucks will sell to Tesla fanbois, total nerds with an 80s sci-fi fantasy and celebrities, and celebrity wannabes, who just like to draw attention to themselves.
 
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