Does Elon's Musk stink?

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Eric the .5b » 26 Nov 2019, 03:05

JD wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 16:52
You know, despite all the mockery of the design of the Tesla Cybertruck, I think the design might have been very intentional. Musk claims that the angular design was necessary because "you can’t stamp ultra-hard 30X steel, because it breaks the stamping press" but people have been making monocoque designs for about a hundred years, and most of them have not looked like that. And it occurred to me, what if Tesla had announced the Cybertruck, but instead it had looked virtually identical to, say, a Dodge Ram? I don't think it would have gotten nearly as much press. (I doubt the window-breaking thing was intentional, though...)
Well, consider the Bollinger B2—that is, the other electric truck that just came out and which gets much less talk,

It's not a completely conventional look, but it looks more like a classic pickup than a Tron version of a Halo Warthog.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by JD » 10 Dec 2019, 13:49

Elon Musk drove the Cybertruck to dinner at Nobu. And managed to knock over a sign and make an illegal left turn on his way out of the parking lot. Also, there is some question of whether this was a legitimate use of the Cybertruck - manufacturers are apparently allowed to use not-yet-approved vehicles on the roads for testing purposes, but the CEO going to dinner does not seem like a legitimate testing purpose, especially as the vehicle does not yet have things like rear-view mirrors or windshield wipers.
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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by JD » 11 Dec 2019, 15:02

Oh shit, I just realized another design inspiration for the Cybertruck: the "Landmaster" from the (execrable) 1977 film Damnation Alley.

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Warren » 11 Dec 2019, 15:15

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Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Post by Andrew » 11 Dec 2019, 15:23

That electric semi is due any day, right?
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