First Tesla Cybertrucks Delivered, Production Specs Confirmed

Published on November 30, 2023 in Electric by The Car Guide

Four years after the unforgettable reveal of the concept, the production-ready Tesla Cybertruck today met its first customers during a special delivery event held by the company at its Austin, Texas headquarters.

We also got the official specs that we had been waiting for, as well as additional information about the controversially designed electric pickup.

First, the Cybertruck can tow up to 11,000 lbs and its 6’x4’ cargo bed (so strong it doesn’t need a bedliner) has a payload of 2,500 lbs. Up to 1,897 litres of lockable space is available with the cargo cover closed. There are 120V and 240V power outlets, the latter supplying up to 11.5 kW.

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In terms of performance, the tri-motor Cybertruck, nicknamed “Cyberbeast” and tipping the scales at 6,850 lbs, sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds. It can out-race a Porsche 911 even while pulling a trailer with another 911 on it, as evidenced by a video Tesla showed at the event. The dual-motor AWD variant boasts a time of 4.1 seconds. Range is 515 km and 547 km, respectively, but an available range extender (essentially a second battery pack mounted in the bed) makes it possible to drive more than 700 km. A single-motor RWD variant will follow sometime in 2025.

With its 800V architecture, the Cybertruck is able to regain 235 km of range in only 15 minutes when plugged into a Tesla Supercharger.

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Elsewhere, the 20-inch wheels and available 35-inch all-terrain tires combine to give the Cybertruck up to 17 inches of ground clearance. We say “up to” because the four-corner adaptive air suspension can vary ride height depending on the terrain and driving conditions. Four-wheel steering improves handling and results in a shorter turning circle than that of the Model S sedan.

Of course, it’s impossible not to talk about the ultra-futuristic stainless steel “exoskeleton.” Tesla claims it has a drag coefficient of just 0.335 and can withstand bullets (again, with a video to prove it). The shatter-proof glass windows, meanwhile, are said to resist a baseball thrown at 112 km/h or “class 4 hail.”

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As for the cabin, which features a full glass panoramic roof up top, a giant 18.5-inch touchscreen takes centre stage on the extremely clean dashboard. The hex-shaped steering wheel controls the truck through steer-by-wire technology, while the large centre console has a 9.4-inch display on the backside for rear-seat occupants.  

The only key figures we’re missing at this point are Canadian prices. Just so you know, Tesla mentioned a base MSRP of $60,990 USD and maximum of $99,990 USD. You can pre-order a copy of the Cybertruck by making a $150 deposit on Tesla Canada’s website.

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, mass production of the Cybertruck, which was previously said to start in 2024, could be delayed a bit. As for the company’s goal to make 250,000 units a year by 2025, it looks fairly unattainable at this point.

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