Tesla has once again taunted those waiting in anticipation for the release of the Cybertruck with a teaser video of a crash test for the ute.
The 37-second video shared on Tesla’s Twitter account shows the truck with the word “test” written on the side of it as it speeds towards a crash test wall before cutting off right before the moment of impact.
We are then shown observers on the other side of the safety glass as they prepare for impact and react to the demonstration withheld from viewers.
The video also provides a brief view of the truck’s underpinnings, which appears to include a double-wishbone suspension configuration to support the Cybertruck’s air suspension.
Production of the Cybertruck will begin in the middle of 2023 at Tesla’s factory in Texas, with volume production ramping up in 2024.
This teaser suggests that more official information on the repeatedly delayed Cybertruck is imminent.
Footage published on Twitter last week revealed a pre-production Cybertruck using its four-wheel steering to complete aggressive steering manoeuvres.
CEO Elon Musk in turn said the Cybertruck is “perhaps better than a (Tesla Model) Y in turning.”
Earlier this month, Tesla previewed a pre-production Cybertruck at its Investor Day.
Since its initial reveal, the Cybertruck has undergone some changes, including the addition of triangular side mirrors and modified bumpers.
The vehicle also now has a more conventional oval-shaped steering wheel with a flat top and bottom, as well as updates to the centre console for extra storage.
Elon Musk said that Tesla has faced several challenges in the Cybertruck’s production thanks to inflation and supply chain issues.
“The specs and the pricing will be different…but what I can say is that the Cybertruck will be one hell of a product and it’s going to be like a damn fine machine,” said Mr Musk.
Before the specifications were removed from Tesla’s US site in 2021, the Cybertruck was set to have single-motor rear-wheel drive and dual- and tri-motor all-wheel drive models.
It was also said to offer up to a claimed 800km of range, 6.4t towing capacity, and a rapid 2.9-second sprint to 60mph (96.6km/h).