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A GROUP of Tesla fans have designed a version of the US firm’s bonkers Cybertruck with a machine-gun on top.
The fantasy « Ultimate Combat Cybertruck » is a light tactical vehicle designed to survive a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Cooked up by US YouTube team Electric Future in collaboration with graphic designer Jan Peisert, the video reveals what a Cybertruck would look like if it customised for use on the modern battlefield.
« We consulted with vehicle armorers, military specialists, and automotive designers to help imagine a combat Cybertruck, fit for the post-apocalyptic wasteland, » Electric Futures wrote in the video’s description.
« The Cybertruck’s stout build and powerful electric powertrain provide a good base for a high mobility uparmored vehicle.
« The truck’s low thermal signature and quiet electric motor make it well suited for reconnaissance operations, » they added.
The vehicle is designed more for camping trips than the battlefield, but Musk has said Cybertruck could be “closer to an armoured personnel carrier from the future.”
According to Electric Future, it’s the perfect fit for a civilian automobile that can be transformed into a tough military vehicle.
According to the video, the truck’s quiet electric engine would make it perfect for sneaky reconnaissance missions.
Electric Future also imagine a version of the vehicle with the cannon of a tank strapped to the top and another with extra armour plating to carry personnel across the battlefield.
Obviously, the designs are just concept images for now, and Tesla has no public plans to work with the US military for now.
At the event, Musk claimed it was bulletproof only to watch on in despair as a Tesla employee smashed one of the car’s windows with a small metal ball.
Costing £31,000, the Cybertruck has no set release date just yet. It will likely be on the roads by late 2021.
The radical angular design divided opinion on social media, with people calling it both « courageous » and « ridiculous ».
In other news, Musk was spotted destroying a traffic bollard with his Tesla Cybertruck in December – weeks after the car’s calamitous debut.
Astronomers recently warned that a fleet of internet-beaming satellites operated by Musk’s aerospace firm SpaceX threatens to block their view of incoming asteroids.
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