Tesla pickup....ugly as hell?

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  1. beowulf

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    Ouch, this has got to be a joke?
     
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    This part was also pretty funny.

     
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    Ya I was going to post that also, didn't exactly go as planned.
     
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    Might make a good truck to chase tornadoes though.
     
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    I have to admit I find it having 1 to 3 "engines" interesting but there was not much detail and like usual I take most of Musk's timelines and claims with a grain of salt as history has show us, he tends to make grandiose claims that most often don't pan out.

     
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    Actually it makes me thing of a Delorean the more I look at it, especially with the silver/grey sheet metal look.

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    Heh, I'm actually intrigued by it. I guess I'm a sucker for the over-futuristic look.
     
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    Looks like 5-year-old tried to draw a DeLorian and failed gloriously.
     
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    They had one at the press-exclusive launch event so I think that was intentional (link).

    This is still the concept, right, not the exact production model? I can't imagine they're gonna be rolling out the factory without side mirrors. I also think the unnecessary sloping walls on either side of the bed would be a pain in the ass for like, truck stuff. Y'know, carrying objects (say, a box spring) that may be slightly larger than the bed's surface area. It's important for the weird triangular silhouette, but if you actually square it off like a normal truck bed it looks a lot better.
     
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    It looked like one of those CGI trucks for a super low budget mid 2000s sci-fi movie where they couldn't afford to use a real truck and CGI around the truck so they just CGI the whole thing.
     
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    Forgetting about the looks for a second, what exactly makes this a truck? It's more like an El Camino, which had a bed but no one considered a truck.
     
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    Looks like it was ripped right out of Starfox on SNES.
     
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    It reminds me of the cars from the future in the 1994 movie TimeCop.
     
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    It's not my cup of tea, though I appreciate the attempt at going for something different. I think the big knock is just the plain oddness of it and how it doesn't resemble what anyone else is putting out as a truck. That said, I'm not sure Musk is really targeting a group of people who would be turned off by that. I think it's going to do "truck things" fine. I think it'll be able to be do sporty truck things fine, too. And a beginning price point of $40k isn't crazy, especially if Musk actually meets the tech specs he's claiming.

    still, it looks weird.

    Looking at it from the side, I can definitely see a truck "profile" with how it sits, the slant from front to back, etc. I think it's also made to be a bit more robust than the El Camino was (though, I don't think being a new El Camino is a bad thing). It's towing and hauling capacity makes it more of a "truck" than a "car."

    Just a guess, but I'd wonder if the sloping walls is to reduce drag. Also, I'm not sure how much they slope into the bed, and how much they are built out from the truck, to give them room to slope back to the inner wall, if that makes sense. Something I've noticed looking at pics is that there do not appear to be any wheel wells protruding into the truck bed. It's just a box. which also makes me think the skin of the truck is bumped out a lot to provide room for the aerodynamic shape.
     
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    cardboard boxes aren't over-futuristic
     
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    i hate this thing but love daddy elon and covet everything else he's about.
     
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    OmniCube Kefka did it for the lulz

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    EDIT: Beaten to the punch. Sad face. :laugh:
     
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    The more I see the pictures of it the less I mind the looks but I think the novelty would wear off pretty quick if I owned one. Something I would get tired of instantly would be random people coming up and asking questions about it.

    For the haul four bags of mulch and take two glamping trips a year crowd that this appears to be marketed to it looks alright. I think it is going to run into problems getting into the market of people who work out of their trucks or tow/haul with any regularity. Range is most certainly going to take a big hit when you load one of these down and the way the back end of the truck is designed it looks to be a real pain in the ass to get to anything in the bed from outside the truck.
     
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    That's pretty much exactly right. This thing isn't going to be taking much market share even from the Tacoma crowd IMO so the full size crowd is out of the question.

    Imagine being a contractor and pulling up to a job site with a ground version of the Star Fox vehicle. :laugh:
     
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    Unpopular opinion: I actually love the look of this.
     

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