Finalised Tesla Cybertruck spotted sporting round steering wheel, camouflaged outfit
After delays upon delays and more test mule sightings than anyone can actually count — each with its own quirks and oddities — it appears that the final version of the Tesla Cybertruck is upon us. Spotted on Twitter, the final Cybertruck is covered in a camouflage wrap that is doing its best to cover the non-existent contours on the flat body panelling.
Despite the almost hilarious camouflage wrap — the first time Tesla has bothered trying to hide the Cybertruck in the entire pre-production testing phase — there are a number of interesting things to note in this version of the Cybertruck compared to what we saw at the Tesla shareholder meeting back in May. Firstly, the uneven panel gaps in the front of the electric pickup and the misaligned tailgate both seem to have been straightened up, which is a good start. Secondly, while the super-sized wiper still seems to be what we'll see in the production version, its new shroud has made it a lot less intrusive.
Comically, this latest test drive features a Cybertruck with a round steering wheel, rather than Tesla's controversial yoke. The diffuser over the LED light bar on the front of the vehicle appears to be flawed, but this may just be an effect of rolling shutter rather than an actual design defect. The recently-spotted version of the Cybertruck also doesn't feature the iconic black wheel covers seen on many previous outings.
Despite the Cybertruck nearing the end of the design and testing phases, it's likely there is still some work to be done on Tesla's part before its electric pickup truck reaches the market. On that front, the American auto maker seems to be making progress, with recent reports revealing troves of Cybertruck castings at the Texas Gigafactory.