Elon Musk warned that the CyberTruck’s design would be polarizing. But perhaps he didn’t realize the extent to which its angular design, and its not-so-shatterproof glass, would launch thousands of memes. While investors were not laughing, there’s no doubt that the unveiling captured the world’s attention. It’ll take time to see who gets the last laugh — after once again, Tesla possibly reshapes the future of the auto world.
Two of the vehicle’s features are no joke. The CyberTruck promises up to 500 miles of range and a single charge. And it has an entry price point of $39,900.
The #CyberTruck memes will continue to flow, but we compiled the ones we found the funniest. The wedge-like shape garnered a lot of attention:
— dave appleby (@dave_apple) November 22, 2019
There’s no shortage of comparisons to the infamous Pontiac Aztec. Josh Emmons sees the Tesla CyberTruck as the love child of an Aztec and Hammerhead Eagle I-Thrust.
— Josh Emmons (@RapidRiverLures) November 22, 2019
Tesla’s design process was called into question, conjuring memories of Elon’s smoking session with Joe Rogan. DadBro imagined how the electric-truck competitors Rivian and Bollinger responded with glee.
— DadBro (@LookingatMMA) November 22, 2019
The good folks from Denny’s (really) weighed in. They appear ready to adopt the design for its delivery vehicles:
— eKohnomics (@77cyko) November 22, 2019
We fully expect the CyberExpect to be a fashionable holiday dress-up outfit this year:
— Bunni Plague (@bunniplague) November 22, 2019
More than a few memes suggest that terrorists will utilize the CyberTruck’s rugged exterior for their nefarious purposes:
— mpucher (@mpucher) November 22, 2019
Other meme makers thought Tesla could learn a thing or two by watching videos of violent protesters unsuccessfully smashing bus-stop glass.
— Oscar Gutiérrez (@Oscar_Gtz) November 22, 2019
But it’s the tweet from YouTuber Simone Giertz, who was on the scene, that probably best captured the moment with her “CyberTruck Face:”
This was my facial expression for the entire @Tesla event yesterday. I’ve slept on it now, but my facial expression is still the same. I think I might have gotten chronic shocked #Cybertruck face. pic.twitter.com/wTRoDPYsTq
— Simone Giertz (@SimoneGiertz) November 22, 2019
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