Cybertruck, the corporate’s first armoured automobile, was unveiled at a glitzy occasion in Los Angeles.
Musk demonstrated the sloping bodywork of the electrical truck’s “ultra-hard shell” with unimaginable video footage of a bullet disintegrating upon affect.
Then, in entrance of an viewers, a ball bearing dropped from top smashes atypical glass however bounces off the Tesla-engineered glass.
However then all of it went unsuitable.
Musk asks Tesla’s design chief Franz von Holzhausen to “try to break this glass” by throwing a steel ball the dimensions of an orange.
Von Holzhausen launches it on the aspect window – just for it to make an enormous crack. “Oh my God,” mentioned Musk because the viewers erupts with laughter at Thursday evening’s occasion. Recovering, the multi-billionaire continues: “Well, maybe that was a little too hard,” earlier than including: “It didn’t go through, so that’s a plus.”
Then Von Holzhausen targets the rear passenger window, smashing that one too. “It didn’t go through,” says Musk once more, earlier than including, “Not bad, room for improvement.”
The video of the demo, uploaded on Youtube yesterday, prompted feedback from a few of the tons of of hundreds of viewers.
Some mentioned the truck regarded like a automobile from the sci-fi movie Blade Runner. However one other viewer mentioned of Musk: “He didn’t seem to recover once the glass broke…he couldn’t wait to get off stage.”