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Ford F-150 Lightning Beats Tesla Cybertruck Off-Road: Video

The Tesla Cybertruck was revealed back in 2019, with an original launch date slated for 2021. However, that year came and went, and in the meantime, one of that truck’s chief rivals – the Ford F-150 Lightningmade it to market. The Cybertruck officially entered production back in July, and though no customer models have been delivered yet, several prototypes have been spotted out testing at various locations recently – in some cases, wearing humorous wraps designed to make it look like an F-150. Recently, a Tesla Cybertruck was spotted doing some off-road testing at the Hollister Hills State Vehicle Recreation Area (SVRA) in California, where as we can see in this video, it had a little bit of trouble climbing one obstacle.

As a result, some commenters were quick to poke fun at the EV pickup, which has long been touted to offer excellent off-road capability. However, humorously enough, Ford CEO Jim Farley also posted a video of the Ford F-150 Lightning climbing up the same exact obstacle with less trouble, accompanied by the caption “F-150 Lightning does it all.”

This is just the latest in a long line of jabs traded between Ford and Tesla over the forthcoming competition between the F-150 Lightning and Cybertruck, the latter of which Farley previously called a vehicle best suited “for Silicon Valley people,” while former Ford designer Paul Snyder panned the Tesla EV pickup’s design recently as well. As for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, he praised the Ford F-150 Lightning following its reveal, congratulating the automaker for building an EV pickup, but later noted that he believes that same model is “just somewhat expensive” following a round of price cuts.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Ford Owner

    Ford still makes the bedt trucks in the world, gas or electric!

  2. Mackie

    The Cybertruck air suspension ground clearance doesn’t appear to be a real world advantage (note most Cybertrucks will be used for Starbucks and mall runs)

  3. Alfred

    The next time a CT takes that hill with 3 or less wheel slippages then what?

  4. Former Chevy Guy

    The Cybertruck looks like something John DeLorean would have designed in the 1980s!

  5. John Osbourn

    Well, this is another example of the Cyber Truck not living up to the claims that Elon had said that the truck can do. Also, does anyone know if the Cyber Truck has a trailer hitch fitted?


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