Elon Musk makes bold claims about the Cybertruck's impressive structural rigidity and rollover safety
In a striking demonstration of confidence, Elon Musk stated that the highly anticipated Tesla Cybertruck has greater torsional stiffness than a McLaren P1 hypercar. This remarkable structural rigidity stems from the Cybertruck's stainless steel body panels and reinforced chassis.
Stiffer than a Supercar
During a special delivery event in Austin, Musk boasted that the Cybertruck is "a better truck than a truck, while also being a better sports car than a sports car." He backed this up by claiming the Cybertruck's torsional rigidity exceeds that of the legendary P1. Though the P1 debuted over a decade ago, this is still an impressive feat considering the P1's carbon fiber construction.
In addition to unmatched stiffness, Musk stated the Cybertruck is virtually rollover-proof thanks to its low center of gravity and wide stance - similar to the safety-leading Model S. With its sturdy stainless steel body providing structural reinforcements, the Cybertruck is shaping up to be one of the safest and most capable trucks ever built.
As more details emerge on the remarkable Cybertruck, its impressive capabilities are coming into focus. Between the bullet-resistant body, sports car performance, and class-leading utility, Tesla has created a uniquely versatile vehicle that outperforms both trucks and supercars.