A Tesla fan has rendered the upcoming Tesla Pickup, and it looks pretty amazing.
We know that Tesla is hard at work making an electric pickup. This comes from a teaser revealed at the Model Y reveal last month where every journalist in the crowd didn’t realize that Musk was teasing his next vehicle.
That’s not the journalist's fault: the teaser image was so obtuse that nobody would have said it looked even remotely like a truck. It was also on screen for literally 3 seconds before it was taken down, so it was pretty easy to ignore.
Annoyed that supposedly observant people are not actually precognitive, Musk took to Twitter to reveal the teaser image and say that the pickup would be a “cyberpunk truck” with inspiration from the movie Blade Runner.
Since Blade Runner doesn’t really feature a pickup truck, that left a lot to the imagination, which is where artists like Emre Husmen comes in. Husmen is a concept artist based out of Istanbul with a history of taking vague promises and turning them into beautiful concept vehicles.
Tesla’s pickup is a great example of Husmen’s work. The concept retains the overall feel of a Tesla by having the sloped windshield and front fascia reminiscent of a Model X, but the rest of the pickup is completely out there. Cyberpunk doesn’t even begin to describe it.
First off, it’s VERY busy. There are vents and grilles and LED light strips everywhere, not to mention lines that are very uncharacteristic of the streamlined look of most Teslas. As the Tesla Pickup is supposed to be pretty big, Husmen rendered it as a crew cab with a short bed and big chunky fenders housing huge off-road tires. Skid plates and integrated rock rails adorn the underside of the pickup like armor plating, while enormous brake discs look like they’d stop the truck in a hurry.
Little is known about the Tesla Pickup and what rumors exist have few details. It’s supposed to be big enough to seat 6, have a sort of load-leveling suspension, and sport a battery capable of 400 miles on a single charge.