Tesla pickup teaser image!

Discussion in 'Truck' started by Domenick, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Elon Musk shared the first teaser image of the Tesla pickup truck tonight. At first I thought it was the bed, but I lightened it a bit and realized it's actually the front.

    Elon said it would have a "Bladerunner" vibe to it and, well, I guess you can be the judge of that. To me, it's kind of stealth fighter like. Angular and blocky.

  2. Domenick

    Domenick Administrator Staff Member

    Here's my slightly lighter version.

  3. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Posted at Electrek is a version of the imaged lightened even more, enough that the artist's brush strokes are quite obvious. In other words, far more lightening than the artist ever intended:


    The advantage is that you can clearly see, there, that some of those things which people claim they can see dimly, such as a wheel or a window/windshield... well, that's just their imagination.

    Congratulations to Elon Musk for creating a very successful Rorschach test!
  4. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    I think the viewpoint is looking at the back of the pickup from the rear, showing a hard cover on the bed (to reduce aero drag). There is a LED light strip around the top edge of the back; it's neither a replacement for headlights nor tail lights, but an addition.

    The "T" badge suggests that's either the center front or the center back of the truck. Some people posting comments to Electrek suggest the "T" badge is on top of the cabin, which IMHO makes no sense at all. No auto maker puts their badge where you can't even see it when standing on the ground.

    But then, that's just my reaction to the Rorschach test. I could be completely, 100% wrong!
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2019

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