Elon Musk Reveals The Inspiration Behind Tesla’s Distinctive Cybertruck Design
By Thanussha Priyah, 05 Dec 2019
Image via Tesla
Tesla has announced the Cybertruck, and the boundary-pushing design of the pickup truck has received mixed reviews. Some have called it sleek, while others are underwhelmed, due in part to the infamous underwhelmed, especially after the window-cracking incident at its unveiling.
Either way, the Cybertruck is here to stay, and has birthed plenty of memes by internet users and brands.
The cutting-edge concept looks almost like something out of a video game, and it turns out that isn’t far from the truth.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk agreed with the resemblances when he divulged his design inspiration on Twitter during an online conversation with YouTuber Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, who is renowned for his gaming and comedic videos.
PewDiePie questioned Musk if the Cybertruck allowed attachments, to which Musk’s replied that it will indeed “have some sick attachments.”
Following the tweet, first-shooter video game series Halo chimed in, leading Musk to reveal that the Cybertruck was inspired by games like Halo before claiming it to be the “Warthog [in real life]!”
The Warthog is an iconic vehicle in the video game series, and the “attachments“ referenced in the initial tweet allude to the mounted Gatling gun located at the back of the Warthog.
The “sick” attachments might not be unveiled anytime soon, as the Cybertruck is currently selling like hotcakes with over 200,000 preorders amassed during the weekend after the vehicle was revealed.
Does it allow attachments? Either way I want one! pic.twitter.com/lhlVu6GoDN— ƿ૯ωძɿ૯ƿɿ૯ (@pewdiepie) November 22, 2019
Gonna have some sick attachments— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 23, 2019
Elon, Felix, & Master Chief. What a squad. pic.twitter.com/AeimLAsgel— Halo (@Halo) November 23, 2019
Cybertruck is inspired by games like Halo. Warthog irl!!— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 25, 2019
[via Business Insider, images via Tesla]
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