Tesla’s much-anticipated Cybertruck claims to be bulletproof, as per Elon Musk. In a video shared on Twitter by Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley, a pre-release Cybertruck is shown driving with bullet-like indentations. Musk responded to speculations about the vehicle’s bulletproof capabilities within 10 minutes of the video’s posting, clarifying the situation for social media users.
We emptied the entire drum magazine of a Tommy gun into the driver door Al Capone style,” Musk wrote in response to YouTuber Farzad Mesbahi re-posting the clip. “No bullets penetrated into the passenger compartment.”
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Video Evidence Demanded by Netizens
The video generated mixed reactions among fans, with some hailing it as an incredible showcase of Tesla’s innovation. However, there were skeptics who questioned both the car’s safety and the authenticity of Musk’s statements regarding the clip. Notably, this video gained attention just a day after a challenging Q3 earnings call, during which Musk acknowledged the challenges faced by the company with the Cybertruck.
An internet user demanded video evidence, stating, “Video or it never happened,” after Musk mentioned that testers had fired a Tommy gun at the Cybertruck. Observant users also pointed out that the car’s windows did not show any signs of testing damage. Some even shared the infamous video from the 2019 Cybertruck launch event, where the vehicle’s window glass unexpectedly shattered during a durability demonstration.
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Elon Musk Gives Reason for Tesla Cybertruck Window Shattering at Unveiling Event
Musk claimed that at the unveiling event, the window of Cybertruck shattered by a steel ball as the door of the prototype had been hit by a sledgehammer earlier. This, he said, “cracked base of glass.” “Should have done steel ball on window, *then* sledgehammer the door. Next time.” Musk had earlier commented on this.
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