Tesla Cybertruck Inches Closer To Production As Prototype Spotted With Side Mirrors And Wipers

Tesla introduced the Cybertruck nearly two years ago and the company recently admitted it’s been delayed until 2022.

As a result, the highly-anticipated model will arrive after the Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV. It could also hit the streets after the Ford F-150 Lightning, which is due next spring.

Tesla is going to be late to the party, but a prototype was recently spotted at Merced County Castle Airport with a handful of new items including side mirrors and what are said to be windshield wipers.

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While the pictures and video posted on the Cybertruck Owners Club are pretty grainy, they indicate the model is inching closer to production. Besides the aforementioned safety equipment, we can also see more conventional wheels and what appears to be fog lights. That being said, the rest of the design appears pretty faithful to the concept that was introduced in 2019.

Tesla has been relatively tight-lipped about the model, but the company recently scrubbed pricing from the Cybertruck configurator. This could be an ominous sign as the move seems to suggest the company won’t stick to their original prices of $39,900 for rear-wheel drive, $49,9000 for all-wheel drive, and $69,900 for the tri-motor all-wheel drive variant.

That remains to be seen and so do the final specifications. However, we’ll remind you the base model is slated to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in less than 6.5 seconds and have a range in excess of 250 miles (402 km). The tri-motor variant improves both figures as the dash to 60 mph (96 km/h) is slated to occur in less than 2.9 seconds, while the range is set to increase to more than 500 miles (805 km).

Image credits: Cybertruck Owners Club

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