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Elon Musk literally shows off his balls of steel as he claims Tesla’s Cybertruck is already a huge hit

Elon Musk has shared frank pictures of his balls of steel and claimed that 200,000 people have pre-ordered Tesla’s striking new Cybertruck.

Last week, the billionaire was left a little red-faced when he unveiled the new pick-up and then invited his colleague to try and smash the supposedly unbreakable window.

Sadly, when the Tesla staffer called Franz threw a metal ball at the window it definitely smashed, prompting the billionaire to mutter ‘oh my f****** god’ under his breath.

Now he’s released a new video showing the windows withstanding a good hard ball bashing and explained why the window cracked when tested.

The problem was down to a sledgehammer blow delivered just before the window test, Elon said.

He tweeted: ‘Sledgehammer impact on door cracked base of glass, which is why steel ball didn’t bounce off.

‘Should have done steel ball on window, *then* sledgehammer the door. Next time…’

The demonstration of the ‘unbreakable’ glass was not a rip-roaring success

Elon also released footage of his steel balls being thrown at the truck’s window, which you can see in the tweet above.

During testing, the glass did not smash.

The Cybertruck appears to be a huge hit already, with the Tesla boss claiming 200,000 units have already been preordered.

‘With no advertising and no paid endorsement,’ he tweeted.

Elon Musk unveiled the latest Tesla electric vehicle at a special event in California.

It’s an angular, gunmetal grey beast that’s been likened to a low polygon-count car from an old video game.

As far as the specs go, the entry-level model will manage 250 miles on a single charge while the middle-tier option increases that to 300 miles. The most premium version will manage 500 miles.

The prices for the different models are $39,900, $49,900, and $69,900 respectively.

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Elon Musk unveils the Tesla Cybertruck (Tesla)
It’s inspired by Blade Runner (Tesla)
The Cybertruck comes in single, double or triple motor configurations (Tesla)
Look, you can take it camping – it’s practical (Tesla)
The interior looks as sci-fi as the exterior (Tesla)

The entry-level model will do 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and can tow upwards of 7,500 pounds. The mid-tier model does 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and can tow upwards of 10,000 pounds. Finally, the top-level Cybertruck will manage 0-60 in 2.9 seconds and can tow in excess of 14,000 pounds.

‘Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection,’ claims the Tesla website.

‘Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armour glass.’

That last part might need to be checked after the windows smashed during the big reveal.

‘Room for improvement,’ Musk quipped in response to the blunder.

Pre-orders for the truck have already opened with Tesla noting that production is expected to start at some point in late 2021. So we could start seeing these things on the road at some point in 2022.


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