Controversial tech company Tesla has unveiled its new ‘Cybertruck’ – but the launch didn’t quite go to plan.
Founder Elon Musk was left somewhat embarrassed after the “unbreakable” windows were smashed during a presentation. “Room for improvement,” he laughed. Awkward.
YOO Elon Musk was talking about how durable the new Tesla truck is and they decided to do a test😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/TjYJXsJfqE
— Corey Hommel (@Corey_Hommel1) November 22, 2019
- Elon Musk got Tesla’s design lead to throw a metal ball at one of the pickup truck’s armored windows.
- “Oh my f—— God,” Musk exclaimed as the ball smashed the glass.
- The price of Tesla’s Cybertruck starts at $39,900.
CEO Elon Musk claimed the car was “bulletproof” against a 9mm handgun. But when he got Tesla’s chief designer to throw a metal ball at one of its armored windows, audible surprise could be heard as the glass smashed — twice.
“Oh my f—— God,” Musk exclaimed when it first happened. “Well, maybe that was a little too hard.”
Design lead Franz Von Holzhausen gave it another shot, this time with another window. Again, the ball cracked the glass pretty badly.
“It didn’t go through,” said a clearly uncomfortable Musk, who was forced to push on through the remainder of the chaotic launch with the two smashed windows in full view.