• WashedOver
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    1102 months ago

    At first glance it reminds me of a 1990s video game where they don’t have the polygons and the graphic card horse power to display what a Pontiac Aztek would look like.

    • @dQw4w9WgXcQ@lemm.ee
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      92 months ago

      Graphic cards have met a hard limit, and we now have to reduce the visuals of reality to make games look more realistic.

    • @jettrscga@lemmy.world
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      362 months ago

      I think it’s beautiful as an art piece. A perfect testament to a rich manchild’s inability to be told “no”.

      And now people get to drive around in this embodiment of hubris.

      • @banneryear1868@lemmy.world
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        I respect how provocative it is because that’s a very hard thing to try for intentionally. As a concept car it absolutely works.

  • @yokonzo@lemmy.world
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    Wait was it really 100k I thought the whole idea was it was super cheap to produce and buy because flat metal plates are way easier to manufacture

    • Mr Fish
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      Because everyone knows 90% of the manufacturing cost of a car is bending the bodywork panels.

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        One of Musks pitches for selling the car at 40k was that bending the steel panels is cheaper then making curved and painted ones.

        Of course, the cars lowest trim is 60k because Musk is a liar, but that was part of the hype he was selling.

    • jrbaconcheese
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      182 months ago

      It’s a special alloy and it turns out it doesn’t like to make big flat parts, or something like that.

      • @maegul
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        Yea I started watching the MKBHD video on it and turned it off at the part where he was kinda justifying how sophisticated the metal pressing process had to be because it has some elasticity or something and was hard to get consistent … the upshot of which was, as MKBHD admitted, that the panels were inconsistent and you were going to get random gaps in the plating. He kinda showed some examples, and to me, even over YouTube, it just felt cheap and I no longer understood how someone could feel ok spending the money.

        • @hperrin@lemmy.world
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          92 months ago

          Because Elon is a god king genius emerald boy who can do no wrong and you’d be a fool to ever doubt his perfection. It would be an honor to go into crippling debt to support him.

        • The original idea, as I understand it, was that it would be made of the same stainless alloy that SpaceX was developing for Starship. This steel was too hard to form using stamping, as the tools used would wear down much faster. So, they had to limit themselves to bending the sheet metal with a press brake, which really can’t do compound curves, hence the need for straight lines. Whether any of this was ever the real reason I have no idea, but one tidbit is that for Starship, they were using 304L (same mixture as some of my pans) and may never have switched to their own alloy. So, the design may at one point have been necessary for practical considerations, but that may have been mooted without bothering to change the design.

    • @psud@aussie.zone
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      This is the largest battery, three motor version of the vehicle, the performance model.

      The smaller battery/single motor version will be cheaper, it will also be the last one produced

      • @Snapz@lemmy.world
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        “'last one produced” meaning never produced in elon world.

        It’s bait to get bros interested and impatient so they eventually cave and leap on one of the other models. Also, if they miraculously did get to the “cheap one” by the time that would happen, they’d raise cost of all models by $20k so it’s still the cheapest or some other similar bullshit.

  • @marx2k@lemmy.world
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    I honestly thought that at launch they would drop away the metal panels to reveal a kickass vehicle underneath.

    Nope. That’s actually the thing.

    lolwtf

    • @IDontHavePantsOn@lemm.ee
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      I love taking the wind out of Elon’s sails because he is just a horrible and cringe person to an extreme degree, but I personally like the cybertruck aesthetically. It definitely different from anything we have seen in a truck, and I’m all for it. It’s also basically a concept car that is somehow actually making it to market, and if it motivates the bigger auto makers to take more chances with their designs and ideas, I think it’s great.

      That said, its so ludicrously expensive, and so impractical/not advisable for all the reasons I would personally use a truck, because it’s basically an SUV with a bed. It’s like a Chevy Avalanche/Honda Ridgeline mashup. This thing is the ultimate pavement princess. If there’s one thing I wouldn’t be an early adopter for, it’s something thats whole purpose is to get beat the fuck up.

      • @marx2k@lemmy.world
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        It really does just look like a Lamborghini you’d get on an N64 if you didn’t have the expansion pack.

      • @1847953620@lemmy.world
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        42 months ago

        I really can’t fathom anyone seriously thinking this is good aesthetically without assuming they have a serious bias affecting their judgement in form of payment, cognitive deficiency, misplaced Musk sympathy, or otherwise.

        Other auto makers are doing just fine with their designs overall, we don’t need to include children’s scribbles of a car when talking about where car designs should be headed.

        • @IDontHavePantsOn@lemm.ee
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          I can’t really fathom that anyone seriously thinks that aesthetic preferences are uniform across all people without biases similar to what you listed.

          All those SUVs designs sure are strikingly different.

      • @m0darn@lemmy.ca
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        I personally like the cybertruck aesthetically

        I can understand liking the idea of the cyber truck but its aesthetic is so different from convention that I think people need to see it in person to decide if they like it.

        There are so many things in it that are different in ways that might be better it is hard for me to imagine it selling well.

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          they also might be mediocre, or much worse. Given Tesla’s record of bad/rushed design and manufacturing processes (see: bad panel alignment; bad chassis engineering; janky bandaid fixes like random hardware store supplies making it into their cars; failed and costly manufacturing automation mistakes; etc.),

          And Musk’s record of using the same trick of dangling a new gimmick to fix cash flow over and over (make wild new promise to create hype, while not delivering on the old ones, see: hyperloop, full self-driving feature, etc)

          And how he’s been steadily going off the deep end for years (gestures generally)

          I don’t really have hope that this isn’t the ludicrous gimmick it stinks of.

  • @hperrin@lemmy.world
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    Don’t forget that you can’t haul much because the dumbass designers sloped the walls of your bed. You have plenty of room for friends though, if you could make any.

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        That’s about the level of craftsmanship I expect to see in a wheelbarrow from Harbor Freight.

    • @Gargantu8@lemmy.world
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      122 months ago

      Just like most pickup trucks sold with too short beds and a crew cab lol. At least this one is electric despite being fugly

      • @hperrin@lemmy.world
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        The vast majority of pickups don’t have sloped bed walls. The only other one I can think of is the Chevy Avalanche, and they aren’t sloped the whole way to the tailgate, only part way.

        • @_danny@lemmy.world
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          I would personally bet a full paycheck that in two years, most of these trucks have hauled no more than like a few pieces of furniture, a couple 2x4s, and maybe some bags of potting soil or mulch.

          Definitely justifies daily driving a 7000lb, bullet proof, pedestrian slicer.

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            No sane industrial or construction operator is buying a Cybertruck. They’d probably get the base model F150 Lightning or something if they wanted electric, you know, like they’ve already been doing.

        • @rockSlayer@lemmy.world
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          There’s also the Hyundai Santa Cruz. It’s a similarly ugly truck that screams “I want a car that’s also tall”

  • @Zpiritual@lemm.ee
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    I actually thought it would look cool at least since it’s wildly different. That’s just plain genuinely ugly.

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        True tho. In some episodes they just solder random panes of metal together for a joke and those look better. Id rather drive the two sided car than this.

    • Marxism-FennekinismOP
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      102 months ago

      Similar concept to the discrepancy in the pictures of food in a restaurant menu vs what you’re actually served.

    • I still think it looks really cool, but I’m still in favour of more accessible public transportation eating away at the space cars have taken from us.

      Also I will never ever buy a Tesla, for wide ranging variety of other reasons.

  • @AdamEatsAss@lemmy.world
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    Plus you can’t leave it parked anywhere. Anyone who sees it will want to recreate the famous steel ball test. Dude will spend a fortune at the tesla dealership getting his “bulletproof” windows replaced every week.

    • Marxism-FennekinismOP
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      Honestly this just seems like the best way to have both sides of the relevant conversation hate you. The urbanists will hate you because you bought a Cybertruck which exemplifies all the problems with large cars in urban areas and car dependency in general, not to mention techbro dependency. And the truck people will hate you because you bought a liberal socialist soy boy electric truck instead of a noble, God-anointed, by your bootstraps diesel truck.

      Wouldn’t be surprised if someone comes back to the parking lot to see a line of alternating rednecks and railfans all taking turns keying their truck.

    • @Swallowtail@beehaw.org
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      IMO it depends on what you’re buying. Exercise and training to compete in sports that I do brings me some of the most happiness I have in my life, so buying sports equipment really does improve my happiness because it lets me do what I enjoy. I enjoy astronomy and just bought my first telescope recently and it has brought me a ton of joy. OTOH I have also been pulled into the cycle of buying shit because it’s new and shiny and once it transforms from a “new thing” into just a “thing”, it loses my attention.

    • @ImFresh3x@sh.itjust.works
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      I bought a house with an extraordinarily beautiful view. And I can say without a doubt it’s definitely made me a happier person.

      Years later, and still enjoy that view as much as I did the first day I moved in.

      • BarqsHasBite
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        Really not what I meant. I mean you don’t chase after happiness with purchases. You know how like people chase after happiness with alcohol, drugs, etc. These things won’t make you happy, you have to find happiness in life at a more fundamental level.

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    202 months ago

    you sit at a red light. a bicycle passes you on the side of traffic. you grow obscenely, irrationally angry and vow to get all bike lanes removed from your city. the traffic gets worse.

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    Hot take: It’s no stupider than any other pickup truck, and at least it stands out. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fugly as hell, but that’s still better than being indistinguishable from every other vehicle in its class.

    • Deceptichum
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      As a pick-up it however absolutely fails compared to everything else in its class.

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        162 months ago

        Because that’s the purpose of a posermobile, which the vast majority of pickup trucks are.

      • Shake747
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        Social status. The main reason for wanting to stand out (other than your own ego) is because having a higher social status will offer the individual more opportunities in these social games we play.

        Perception matters more than the truth for most

    • Marxism-FennekinismOP
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      I agree, won’t stop me from making fun of it though!

    • @Conyak@lemmy.tf
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      82 months ago

      I would have to disagree. A new Tacoma is about $60,000 less stupid than this.

  • @morrowind
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    but, but, the only way to fill the void in my heart is to consooooooooom!