Tesla revealed the hugely controversial Cybertruck last week Friday and now Elon Musk is claiming that over 200,000 orders have been placed for the radical electric pick-up already.
The Cybertruck will go on sale in 2021 as a direct rival to the Ford F-150 with three different variants in the pipeline.
The Tesla Cybertruck is available to reserve for a $100 fully refundable deposit, which means there’s no guarantee all those reservations will eventually become firm sales. The rush to order has resulted in Tesla netting a cool $20 million in cash.
Three powertrain options will be offered with one, two or three electric motors. The single motor, rear-wheel-drive-only version is said to do 0 to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 6.5sec with a claimed range of 400 km (250 miles). This is said to cost from $39,900 before any taxes and incentives.
The middle of the range offering features dual-motors and all-wheel drive with a 0 to 96 km/h (60 mph) time of 4.5 sec and the ability to tow more than 4,500 kg. This is said to be priced at from $49,900 before incentives.
The range-topping car will make use of their latest tri-motor Plaid powertrain which will sprint to 96 km/h (60 mph) in a rapid 2.9 seconds. It has a claimed range of 800 km (500 miles) and will be priced from $69,900. Imagine rocking up to a drag strip in your pickup to smash the quarter-mile in just over 10 seconds and then go back home towing pretty much whatever you like with a 6,350 kg towing capacity.