Video shows Tesla Cybertruck stuck in the mud on rural Texas road in spite of its quad-motor AWD system ↺
As we get deeper into 2023, approaching the Cybertruck launch, the vehicle seems to be appearing more and more often in test drives on both private tracks and public roads. This latest Cybertruck sighting, posted on Twitter by @stephfischer13, is a little different, though.
The images and videos posted in the sighting show the custom Cybertruck, used by Elon Musk earlier that same day to get to the unveiling of the new Tesla Lithium refinery, somewhat comically stuck in the mud on a Texas back road. In the vehicle's defence, it seems to have been riding on all-season road-orientated tyres rather than something intended to handle off-road conditions.
The Cybertruck is will be available in both dual- and quad-motor variants, with the first production run being quad-motor four-wheel drive only. Since the Cybertruck that got stuck was likely a test mule for the first run, it's probably a quad motor unit, making it the most off-road-capable Cybertruck you can get your hands on.
A follow-up tweet from the same Twitter user revealed that the patch of mud that caused the Cybertruck so much grief was quite substantial. Given the Cybertruck's expected 5000 lbs weight and the inappropriate tyres, it's no wonder it had a bit of a hard time. For reference, most Jeep Wrangler models come in at around 4,000 lbs.