With just a month remaining for its delivery event, entrepreneur Elon Musk has revealed more details of the electric pickup truck Cybertruck. The vehicle, first unveiled by Musk at an event in Los Angeles in 2019, has been in the making for the last four years.
While making an appearence at the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Tuesday, Musk said the cybertruck would have a beast mode. He, however, did not specify what would be included in that version of the EV.
There will also be a variant of Cybertruck with bulletproof steel panels, with bulletproof glass that cannot be rolled down. "You can make anything bulletproof if you want, but the glass has to be very thick for be bulletproof, so it can't go up and down," Musk said.
During the interview, Rogan tested the Cybertruck's exterior by shooting a compound bow at the vehicle's stainless steel body. The arrow appeared to partially break against the car's exterior leaving a small dent in the side of the Cybertruck.
He added that there will be three demonstrations to prove the Cybertruck is bulletproof, including shooting the vehicle with a Tommy gun, a 45 milimeter shotgun, and a 9 milimeter gun. "Trucks are supposed to be tough, right?" Musk said.
The Tesla CEO also revealed that the aim was to produce about 200,000 Cybertrucks a year. "We're aiming to make about 200,000 a year at point production ... maybe a little more, but I just can't emphasize enough that manufacturing is much much harder than the initial design," Musk said about the futuristic-looking Cybertruck.
"It looks so odd. You have to see it in the flesh," Rogan said. "It's the coolest looking production car that's ever been made."
Tesla was also aiming for a 0-to-60 mph acceleration time of less than 3 seconds, he said, adding that the Cybertruck would weigh about 7,000 lbs, with some versions closer to 6,000 lbs. This is somewhat close to the weight of Ford Lightning, which weighs over 6,000 pounds, and the Rivian R1T, which weighs over 8,000 pounds.