Watching the Cybertruck conquer an off-road obstacle will make you work up a sweat

  • New footage of a Cybertruck tackling an off-road obstacle known as ‘the stairs’ has been captured
  • Watching the car seemingly struggle is nail-biting stuff
  • It’s not clear what Tesla was testing but X users didn’t hesitate to give their scathing opinions on the footage

Published on Oct 30, 2023 at 6:43 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on Nov 02, 2023 at 3:26 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Watching the Cybertruck conquer an off-road obstacle will make you work up a sweat

As the delivery date for the Cybertruck draws nearer, expectations are at an all-time high.

Elon Musk has been bragging about the Cybertruck’s abilities as he says that these weird-looking trucks will allegedly be able to tow 15,000 pounds, plough snow and withstand everything from light scratches to bullets.

Its off-road capabilities are said to be impressive too.

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A video of a test model has leaked where the truck takes on an obstacle known as ‘the stairs’, and we’re not too sure how to feel about what we’ve seen.

California is home to the Hollister Hills, a State Vehicle Recreation Area, which is basically 4×4 heaven.

The area is full of hills and natural obstacles, where off-road vehicles are free to play.

We’ve seen footage of the Cybertruck’s giant windscreen wiper in action, its towing potential and how it handles drifting through mud.

But this is the first time we’ve seen the vehicle tackling a sharp incline.

The Hollister Hills SVRA is about an hour away from the Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto.

Three of its Cybertrucks drove out to the area to take on a particularly challenging hill.

This obstacle is an undulating surface and is known as ‘the stairs’.

A Jeep owner spotted the trucks and filmed them, and it has left the internet feeling less than impressed.

The trucks take their time on the hill, slowly climbing to the top and heading around the bend to tackle it again.

Watching the Cybertruck seemingly struggle is nail-biting stuff.

You can’t help but hold your breath while wondering if it’s going to make it to the top.

The Jeep driver couldn’t resist flexing on the Teslas, racing up the same hill with ease and leaving the trucks in the dust, literally.

“Had to show them how it’s done,” the Jeep driver said.

It’s worth noting that we don’t know what the Cybertrucks were testing.

There could be a reason they took on the hills so slowly, especially seeing as it’s often safer to tackle a steep obstacle at pace.

But, of course, X users were not worried about considering all possibilities before firing off some tongue-in-cheek opinions.

“Who slowed the video x5?” one commenter asked.

“Whales have a smaller turning circle,” another said.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.