Elon Musk says a ‘Performance’ variant for the Cybertruck is coming.
We’re not sure what he means by that, but the Cybertruck Performance will presumably have a lot of horsepower.
As it stands, the Cybertruck is available in three specs.
You’ve got the base model, which only uses one engine, a Dual Motor and a Tri Motor.
The Tri Motor AWD gives the Cybertruck a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) time of just 2.9 seconds and a range of 500+ miles.
The thing is, we’ve known about the existence of the Cybertruck Tri Motor for months now so when Musk says ‘Performance’, he probably means something that’s even more powerful or extreme than that.
Looking at other Tesla models for a clue doesn’t really help either.
The Tesla Model S and X both have performance variants but they’re called ‘Plaid’.
The Plaid model has three engines and 0-60 time that can rival most hypercars, even for the Model X SUV.
Meanwhile, the Model 3 Performance offers a 0-60 mph time of 3 seconds but this extra dose of speed (negatively) affects range.
So maybe the Cybertruck Performance will sacrifice some of its range to provide more torque and improve the truck’s towing abilities.
This is because, despite fierce criticism from rival companies, Musk is still adamant that the Cybertruck is a proper blue-collar truck.
The CEO says whatever other trucks can do, the Cybertruck can do better.
NEWS: Ford CEO Jim Farley on Cybertruck: “If he (Elon) wants to design a Cybertruck for Silicon Valley people, fine; It’s like a cool high-end product parked in front of a hotel; I make trucks for real people who do real work." https://t.co/XCcQMJ4wgr— Sawyer Merritt (@SawyerMerritt) June 21, 2023
As ever, no one knows for sure what the Performance variant is because Tesla is keeping details under wraps, presumably in order to fuel the hype even further.
However, after a long four-year wait, it seems the Cybertruck launch is just weeks away.
Tesla is sending emails regarding an upcoming ‘Cybertruck Delivery Event‘ as we speak.
We don’t have a date yet, but we do know the event will be held in Austin, Texas.
So if you’re one of the two million (!) people who ordered a Cybertruck, get ready to book some flights to the Lone Star State.