Tinkerers behind YouTube account “The Hacksmith” are building a half-scale model of Tesla’s recently announced Cybertruck — and yeah, it’ll be able to be driven, just like the real thing.
You won’t be able to drive this on the road though — no way it’s passing any kind of real inspection. But it will fit into your garage and weigh far, far less than 10,000 pounds.
The electric pickup revealed earlier this year has become quite the sensation in large part thanks to a brutalist design, featuring crude angles. It almost looks like something out of an early Tomb Raider video game.
So far, the Hacksmith team has assembled the body, made out of bent and plasma-cut pieces of 1/8 inch stainless steel. The pieces are held together by welds.
Parts for the drivetrain were taken from a decommissioned golf cart, including steering and suspension. The team is planning to install two powerful electric motors at each axle.
You can follow the progress of the Cybertruck model over the next few weeks over at the team’s YouTube channel.
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