Tesla Close to Making an ‘Armored Personnel Carrier’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a rare update on the company’s in-development pickup truck Sunday night, tweeting that the forthcoming vehicle will be “closer to an armored personnel carrier from the future” than any images we’ve seen publicly, Futurism reported.

Musk also gave the truck, a new name: the “Cybertruck.” The vehicle has often seemed like something of a pet project for Musk, who’s previously hyped it as having a “really futuristic-like cyberpunk, ‘Blade Runner’“ design.

“This will be heart-stopping,” he told Recode in November 2018. “It stops my heart. It’s like, oh, it’s great.”

As with all things related to Musk, though, it’s important to interpret the CEO’s latest comments through a hazy lens of eccentricity, self-promotion, and online humor, Futurism notes.

Last year, Musk also teased that Tesla’s pickup truck will boast a dual motor all-wheel drive with “crazy torque & a suspension that dynamically adjusts for load.” Musk also floated the idea that the pickup truck will sport power outlets as to make things easier for users with heavy-duty power tools, BGR adds.

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