Cybertruck tire size revealed together with body finish and suspension at closeups
The production Cybertruck units that are coming out as Release Candidates at the Gigafactory in Texas keep being snapped in spy shots and videos, revealing intimate details about Tesla's first electric pickup.
There's little more intimate than a closeup of the actual stainless steel finish that Tesla's chief designer Franz von Holzhausen said will be scratch-resistant and also allow owners to do easy self-repairs of any deeper grooves.
At the Cybertruck section of its website, Tesla mentions that it is made of "Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin" and adds at its Peterson Museum exhibit that "both the Starship exterior and the Cybertruck body utilize steel produced by Steel Dynamic Inc."
The closeup shots were taken while a Cybertruck was being loaded on a trailer and shipped out of the factory for what could easily be the third time in a week. The loaded Cybertruck gets a walkaround video, too, showcasing the tonneau cover, its 285/65R20 winter tire size, and peeking at the wheel well to allow a glimpse of the shock absorber system.
The Cybertruck is expected to come with adjustable air suspension that can get it up quite far away from the ground when needed, or lower it for sportier feel on the road, just as the Cybertruck snapped together with a Rivian R1T recently. Tesla adds 16-inch clearance in maximum lift mode and has crafted its electric pickup truck with generous 35-degree approach and 28-degree departure angles to make crossing over objects on the ground easier.