A few days ago, a single photo of a very interesting Tesla Cybertruck emerged online, a prototype that was quite humorously wearing a vinyl wrap that makes it look like the Ford F-150. Seemingly a rather good troll job by the folks at Tesla, this very interesting truck was likely wearing a wrap to conceal some of its final design updates, as the very first production model just rolled off the assembly line at Gigafactory Texas earlier this month following roughly four years of delays since its debut. Now, this Blue Oval-like Tesla Cybertruck has been spotted out and around Palo Alto and Livermore, California, by a couple of different Twitter users.
Best photos yet of the Tesla F-150 Cybertruck. https://t.co/omZEez48ld
— Drive Tesla 🇨🇦 (@DriveTeslaca) July 26, 2023
Set to compete directly with the Ford F-150 Lightning when it does eventually launch – which is currently slated to happen later this year – the Cybertruck is wearing manufacturer tags, as one might expect, and is reportedly “huge” in person. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently stated that the Cybertruck will be among the very few pickups in the world that has a six-foot bed and four doors that can also fit in a normal-sized garage, however.
In any event, this is an interesting development given the Tesla CEO’s previous remarks that pickup trucks have gotten “boring” in recent years. Perhaps even more interestingly, the prior photo of this prototype revealed the frunk area in the Cybertruck for the first time as well, which doesn’t appear to be quite as large as the one present in the F-150 Lightning – or it’s “Mega Frunk,” as it’s otherwise known.
— Justin Wolfe (@opticswolfe) July 27, 2023
In the meantime, the Tesla Cybertruck – which Ford CEO Jim Farley recently said is a vehicle built “for Silicon Valley people” has watched much of its competition launch and go on sale over the past few years. That includes F-150 Lightning production, which kicked off in April 2022. After that, the Lightning faced tremendous demand prior to multiple price increases due to raw materials costs and other economic factors that ultimately caused that to taper off, though a recent boost in production and falling costs prompted FoMoCo to slash prices significantly. It’s currently unclear what the Tesla Cybertruck will retail for when it launches, as the automaker removed pricing from its website some time ago. However, it seems unlikely that the EV pickup will start out at $39,900, as was originally slated to be its base MSRP.