Tesla’s inspirational CEO, Elon Musk, shared a 48-second video to his Twitter account on Sunday that looks like something straight out of a post-apocalyptic mod for Grand Theft Auto 5, but it was actually a CGI commercial for his company’s new Cybertruck.
The video shows the truck driving through an urban wasteland where robots rule the streets. The truck pulls a few expert maneuvers around obstacles (with companion Tesla Roadster by its side) while a gunner hangs out the window, firing rounds at the robots.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 18, 2021
The video also shows off the Cybertruck’s interior, including its unique steering wheel, dashboard, and windshield display. Of course, the grappling hook that shoots out of the truck’s rear is probably not standard equipment… but you just never know with Tesla.
The rendering switches between first- and third-person views as the battle comes to an end when the truck and car both pull a giant bomb through an incredible jump off a cliff and into a spinning vortex. The world is saved!
Musk first revealed the Cybertruck on November 22, 2019 during a live presentation at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Since then, Tesla’s (and Musk’s) stock has skyrocketed as the company continues to impress consumers.
The Cybertruck will be available in three configurations: a single-motor rear-wheel drive edition that could be considered the base model, a dual-motor all-wheel-drive edition, and a triple-motor all-wheel-drive edition.
All versions will be built with a durable 30X cold-rolled stainless steel skin and exoskeleton as well as polymer-layered composite armor glass. The truck is being designed and marketed as ultra tough, versatile, and extremely powerful with the tri-motor version boasting a 0-60 mph speed of less than 2.9 seconds and a towing capacity of 14,000 lbs.
While Musk hasn’t confirmed if this video is for a new commercial or just a game featuring the product, it’s still exciting to see more from the truck that took the world by storm almost two years ago now.