Last weekend Ilona Mask was seen driving a Cybertruck electric pickup on the streets of Los Angeles. According to the TMZ tabloid, Tesla CEO and his friends, singer Grimes and leading designer Franz von Holzhausen, visited the Japanese restaurant Nobu, which is co-owned by Robert De Niro.
The futuristic car provoked interest among the visitors of the restaurant, who took pictures of it in the parking area. After dinner Cybertruck was examined by the actor Edward Norton.
Mask personally drives a Tesla car – he uses the Model S for everyday travel, and visited restaurant Nobu on the Model 3. However, he has never been seen driving a concept car.
The Cybertruck was introduced at the end of November. The electric pickup has an angular design in the style of sports cars of the 70’s – 80’s and can accelerate up to 100 km/h in less than 2.9 seconds. The range is more than 800 km, payload is about one and a half tons.
Serial production of Cybertruck should begin in 2021. The basic model with rear-wheel drive and 400 km of power reserve will cost customers $39,900. A few days after the announcement of the pre-orders for the Tesla electric pickup, more than 200 thousand people left it.
Probably, Ilon Mask drive modified prototype Cybertruck. If the front headlights shown at the presentation of the model were shining with a continuous stream of light, which may not correspond to the laws of the U.S., the new light of each flashlight was clearly visible.
In addition, the Cybertruck was equipped with the manufacturer’s license number plate. It means, marks The Driven, that the car is not certificated for public roads, but it is possible to test it. However, it is difficult to tell whether a trip to a restaurant without a rear-view mirror and windscreen wipers can be referred to technical tests.