Cybertruck 2.0 concept showcases an elegantly curved design, color options, and a ‘frunk’

I wouldn’t be surprised if Tesla announced a Cybertruck 2.0 before even delivering the Cybertruck 1 (after all that’s sort of what they did with the Roadster)… however, this redesign comes from the mind of automotive designer Dejan Hristov, who’s probably waiting for his Cybertruck to deliver too.

The Cybertruck 2.0 concept focuses on getting right the few things that the first truck got arguably wrong. The first design was way too polarizing, and according to Musk himself, incredibly difficult to build at mass scale. Rather than focusing on a truck that’s tommy-gun bulletproof, the Cybertruck 2.0 adopts a less aggressively divisive design, opting for the use of gentle curves instead of sharp angles. Musk mentioned that the Cybertruck hoped to shatter the design monotony of the pickup category, and the Cybertruck 2.0 does that too with a pretty eye-catching design that has the potential for being iconic… but those mild curves definitely give the car a more ‘finished’ appearance rather than looking like something you find at the bottom of a box of cornflakes.

Designer: Dejan Hristov

The Cybertruck redesign has a remarkably improved silhouette while still retaining the cyber-ish design direction set by the original. For starters, it still has edge-lines that give the truck definition, along with LED-strip headlights and taillights. The metal used on the redesign is clearly not the same as the one found in the original Cybertruck, given its ability to be formed into 3D curves, and even be embossed (notice the Tesla logo on the front and the back?)

One could assume that either Tesla’s developed a way to bend their bulletproof space-grade metal sheets, or Musk just decided to cave and make the car out of a more manageable metal but provide a solid chassis that gives the car its brute strength. Aesthetically, this just seems like a better direction to go in given that your vision isn’t really clashing with current technologies.

The truck is accompanies by a redesigned Cyberquad that, like back in 2019, fits right in the truck’s bed. The quad’s design borrows from sports bikes with its tank-shaped form, and matches its companion truck with a similar paint job.

In true pickup fashion, the back of the truck has its storage bed that’s ideal for camping, tailgating, or storing a Cyberquad. It comes with its own shutter, just like the original, but look a little ahead and you’ll notice that the Cybertruck’s windscreen now extends all the way to the back, giving you a wonderful vertically panoramic view from inside the car. You won’t want to camp in the back with that view!

A major departure from the original Cybertruck is the presence of color options. Hristov visualized the new Cybertruck with colors to match the rest of Tesla’s lineup, carrying forward the same logic to the Cyberquad too. As interesting as the original Cybertruck was, its lack of color options was probably one of its most noticeable flaws. Musk believed in showcasing the truck’s cold-rolled stainless steel in its true rawness, leaving a lot to be desired in the CMF department. This redesign corrects that mistake with color options that allow the truck to stand out through a stunning color palette, not through that flat-planed design seen on the 1st gen Cybertruck.

In Hristov’s final reimagination of the Cybertruck, he gives it one last feature to blow everyone’s minds away – a frunk! A detail seen on every Tesla car before it, the frunk can now be accessed on the Cybertruck 2.0 concept by opening it like you would a drawer. The hood doesn’t pop upwards like conventional cars; instead, the grille unit on the front slides forward, giving you ample space for storing bags, backpacks, and brewskis. The truck also comes with a retractable spoiler at the back, and a panel on the front that lifts up to reveal the windshield wipers. The redesign also gets sleeker rear-view cameras that share footage to the dashboard, eschewing the archaic rear-view mirror.

As gorgeous as the Cybertruck 2.0 is, it’s probably just wishful thinking for now given how Musk has constantly backtracked on delivery dates for the truck announced in 2019. The Cybertruck is officially (for now) going to start delivery at the end of November, although Tesla hasn’t been clear on how many units will be delivered, or even what its final price is going to be (amid mass fear of a massive price surge). For now, the truck is actually making its way to Tesla showrooms across USA, so maybe that’s one good sign?

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Cybertruck-inspired Infinite Machine P1 e-scooter combines performance and practicality

If you are already looking for a Cybertruck-inspired fleet of vehicles parked in your garage, then look no further than the Infinite Machine P1 electric scooter. The Brooklyn startup founded by techie brothers, Eddie and Joseph Cohen, has the urban commuter in development, ready to hit the roads by 2024.

At its core, the e-scooter is very much a bike at heart with performance as its mainstay. The cool ride has the obvious geometric shapes of the Cybertruck, and we don’t blame the Cohen brothers for adopting such a design philosophy.

Designer: Infinite Machine

Made out of anodized aluminum and steel composition, the e-scooter has the futuristic looks to kill. The P1 electric scooter is the first of its kind to have integrated Apple CarPlay to get turn-by-turn navigation alerts or play your favorite music on the go. The GPS system and remote locking capability eliminate any chances of theft as the culprit can be tracked down easily. So, it’s futureproof and goes well with the emotions of Gen-Z. Modularity is another aspect where the P1 wins over most of the currently available options. Such modular panels can be attached to the side to enhance functionality, for instance, attaching speakers, or simply increase the cargo carrying capacity.

Coming onto the technical specifications, the e-bike is fitted with a 6kW hub motor that makes it go at a top speed of 55 mph once you push the turbo boost button. That said the optimum driving speed can be pushed to 35 mph which is also respectable in city commuting. All the power comes courtesy of the dual-integrated 72-volt 30-aH batteries that are removable. Another important aspect is the estimated range of 60 miles in city mode. That can however vary depending on the drivable modes – Eco, Performance, Reverse and Turbo Boost.

Apart from the freedom of increasing the storage space via the cargo module option, P1 comes with a spacious pocket under the steering panel, between the rider’s legs and under the seat. Initially, only 1,000 units of the e-scooter will be manufactured and if you already like the prospect of it, pre-booking can be done for a $1,000 deposit. The price of the Infinite Machine P1 starts at $10,000 with deliveries in the US promised by late 2024 or mid 2025. That price tag is higher than the electric Vespa, but if the start-up can deliver on its promise, there’s nothing better for the end users.

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McDonalds ‘Outshines’ Tesla with their Metal “CyberSpoon” for the McFlurry

Have you ever looked at the Cybertruck and thought “Hmmm… cutlery”? Apparently someone at McDonalds’ China Office did.

Limited to just 50,000 units, these spoons are only available in select McDonalds outlets across China. Created as a partnership between the golden arches company and Tesla’s China team, the Cyberspoon comes with its own storage tube that has “powered by Tesla” stamped on the end. Even Elon Musk dubbed it as a probable fake on X (formerly known as Twitter), only to realize it wasn’t a fan-made parody!

Designers: McDonalds & Tesla

The spoon comes stamped out of sheet metal, with the iconic geometric pattern popularized by the Cybertruck in 2019. The words “Don’t Panic” are etched onto the spoon’s stem, and the metallic piece of cutlery sports a brushed finish from top to bottom, quite like its inspiration.

This isn’t the first time Tesla’s Chinese operation has launched a weird Cyber-themed product. Earlier this year the automaker even announced a similarly angular cat nest made from cardboard. The spoon’s limited to a few thousand units, so getting your hands on them probably won’t be easy. Tesla’s Weibo account announced the Cyberspoon starting at just 30 yuan (around $4). If you’ve got more to spare, consider buying a Cyberwhistle instead…

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Tesla Shocks The Internet with A Cybertruck Cat Tray That Could Either Be A Bed Or Litter Box For Your Pet

As much as I love spending time with my own cats, I’m honestly running out of ways to keep them entertained and prevent them from knocking down an item or two in my home, out of sheer boredom. If you’re pretty much in the same precarious situation as me and are always looking for new ways to keep your pet cozy, comfortable, and happy then you may want to check out Tesla’s newest product…a Cybertruck cat tray! Nope, I’m not kidding, a $13 Tesla Cybertruck Corrugated Cat House is really available for sale on the Chinese version of the Tesla website!

Designer: Tesla

Measuring 56x41x25cm, the cat tray is inspired by the angular shape of the Tesla’s electric pickup truck, although to be quite honest there’s nothing really techy or cyber about the tray – it is a simple cardboard box. It is said to have a futuristic shape and is embedded with thick corrugated paper, allowing it to serve as a multifunctional space for your cat to move around and lounge about in.

Although there are a few disputes on the internet, since the URL of the product page states ‘cat house’, while the product description says ‘multi-functional cat nest’ when translated to English from Chinese. So, many people are assuming it’s a cat tray or bed, while some say it could be a litter box. But, multiple images on the Internet show, that most of the kitties out there prefer to use it as their personal little bed to cuddle up in.

The cat bed can support up to 15kgs, so it can accommodate cats of various breeds and sizes. It has been constructed from various layers of moisture-proof corrugated paper, making the bed resistant to moisture. You need to install the cat bed by yourself since it is DIY, and once the product has been folded and installed, it cannot be returned unless there is an issue with the quality. Whether your cat uses it for sleeping, scratching, or pooping, the Cat House does seem like a functional although quirky product from Tesla, and we wonder what was brewing in their heads when they came up with this one!

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Cybertruck On Steroids? YouTuber Builds An All-Terrain ‘Rhino Tank’ With Hemispherical Wheels

The attitude of an ATV with the body of a tank, Colin Furze’s Rhino Tank is an obnoxiously beautiful hunk of metal that really makes the Cybertruck look like a bit of a simp… Don’t quote me. However, Furze’s build isn’t really the success he hoped it would be, as he documents in the video. While the Rhino Tank looks like an absolute beast, its unique design does give up under demanding conditions, like driving down a swamp. I doubt if the Cybertruck could pull that weight on wet swampy grounds too…

Designer: Colin Furze

The British-based YouTuber got the idea for building this beast out to test its viability, following a few experimentations by people in the past. The Rhino Tank’s most defining feature remains its uniquely hemispherical wheels, which are designed to help give the tank traction even on uneven surfaces or when the tank’s at a slight tilt… especially in mud.

The truck’s design, and its name too, come from a wild 1950s concept called the Rhino, designed and built by Elie Aghnides – an inventor also credited with designing the aerator that fits on standard taps to help conserve water. It’s said that Aghnides was inspired to create his original concept while looking at a waterfall, and had originally built out his prototype as a one-off schematic to sell to the military. It didn’t work for a variety of reasons, some of which Furze also found himself facing with his current build.

To build out his 2023 redesign, Furze started off with a hydraulic dump truck, which he stripped and re-clad with a Cybertruck-like sheet-metal body. The axles were tilted to 15°, and the massive semi-circular wheels were mounted in place. The wheels featured longitudinal ridges that would serve as additional traction, along with rubber treads on the rim to help it actually grip roads and tarmacs with ease.

Experimentation showed that the Rhino Tank did, indeed, work rather well on land, but had problems with inclines. The hemispherical wheels weren’t particularly great on sharp turns, giving you the feeling that you would tilt and roll over with enough centrifugal force. The wheels also struggled with mud, as Furze found himself cruising through the water rather easily (thanks to the massive wheels and their ground clearance), but getting stuck in bushes. Ultimately, it took a JCB to pull the tank out of its literal quagmire.

While the build and the experimental runs were a lot of fun, Furze also pointed out the real reason why the tank was rejected by the military. Even though the hemispherical wheels were the tank’s most unique detail, they were their Achilles heel too, because if the tank was ever under fire, the hollow wheels would get pierced, allowing things like water, mud, and dirt to seep in. This would make the tank incredibly heavy and sluggish, defeating its true purpose, and also causing it to begin rusting from the inside. Maybe if we used the Cybertruck’s bulletproof steel instead…

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This Tesla Cyberbike concept was designed entirely by Artificial Intelligence

Tesla Cyberbike

While the Cybertruck is still a conceptual vehicle, we thought we’d up the stakes and imagine what a Tesla Cyberbike would look like!

Looking sort of like the Tesla Cyberquad’s meaner older sibling, the Cyberbike comes with the same edgy, angular metal fairing that houses Tesla’s game-changing electric powertrain underneath. However, this isn’t an official Tesla concept, heck it isn’t even a fan-made one. These conceptual images (there are a bunch of them below) were designed primarily using Midjourney’s Text-to-Image AI. I simply described the Tesla Cyberbike to the AI bot and was greeted by some rather phenomenal-looking images of an edgy, low-poly e-bike with a broad, aggressive body made primarily of sheet metal. The AI experimented with other aspects of the e-bike too – no two headlights look the same, and some of the tires seem rather angular as well, but the results make two things abundantly clear… that A. Artificial Intelligence is an incredibly powerful creative tool, and B. Someone should really build these out because they look absolutely BONKERS.

Designer: Midjourney (Prompts by Sarang Sheth)

Tesla Cyberbike

These images are courtesy Midjourney’s latest V4 upgrade, which now allows users to use images in their text prompts. I simply selected a few minimalist bike designs and told the AI to expand on it by creating an ‘electric motorcycle inspired by the Tesla Cybertruck’. For the most part, the AI did a pretty remarkable job of understanding how angular the Cybertruck’s design is and superimposing that on the ‘Cyberbike’, but the one thing the AI currently lacks is consistency. Each image is of a ‘new’ bike that doesn’t look quite like the other concept. If anything, this article is more of a moodboard for what a Tesla Cyberbike should look like. If Franz von Holzhausen (Tesla’s lead designer) is reading this, here you go! You’re welcome!

Tesla Cyberbike

The bike concepts have a few things in common, they’re all rather broad, with an imposing silhouette that makes them feel more like a superbike than your average e-bike. Those thicc-AF tires reinforce that idea too, although some concepts make the tires just as edgy and sharp as the Cyberbike’s fairing itself. Giving the AI a cyberpunk theme resulted in a few interesting variants with some beautiful headlights (all LED strips) and some concepts like the one below even put lights in the tires, making the e-bike look like something out of Tron.

Tesla Cyberbike

Tesla Cyberbike

The AI obviously doesn’t grasp technicalities, which is why a lot of the concepts may not seem entirely feasible but are more of a general visual direction. Some concepts forget to render footrests, some of them play rather loosely with internal components – almost none of the concepts have an exhaust pipe, but there are a few that look like they’ve got a fuel-powered engine. I like that they’ve all skipped the rear view mirrors too, almost like an internal joke about how the Cybertruck didn’t have rear view mirrors during its debut! There are no cracked glass panels on these concepts, thankfully.

Tesla Cyberbike

Tesla Cyberbike

This Tesla Cyberbike exploration eventually turned into a headlamp exploration, with the AI going all in on new headlight styles. They’re all undoubtedly sporty, and LED-strip lighting seems to be a recurring theme, but unlike the Cybertruck that just has a single strip running from left to right, these concepts experiment with new shapes and a split-headlight design that gives the motorbike MUCH more character.

Tesla Cyberbike

The glowing shock absorbers are a nice touch, no?! The image below even goes as far as adding strips to the base and rear for a rather interesting overall aesthetic.

Tesla Cyberbike

Even with close-ups, the AI did a phenomenal job of rendering out the details of the Cyberbike’s headlight, the glass cover, and even cutouts for air intakes around it, and doing so while keeping things bilaterally symmetrical. Peep in further and you can see what looks like additional lights with reflectors and textured glass, but then again, these images are to be taken strictly at face value.

Tesla Cyberbike

My final experiments were to also design a dashboard for the motorcycle, and it seems like the AI preferred something more traditional and circular, although a massive touchscreen display seems to be more of a standard in Tesla cars. This dashboard is entirely digital too, although the numbers and letters are gibberish because the AI isn’t capable of generating meaningful text yet (it’s something Nvidia seems to have cracked with their latest AI tool eDiff-I, although that isn’t open for public use yet).

Earlier this year we also covered what an AI-designed Apple Car would look like, created by another AI art bot by the name of DALL·E 2. AI art is definitely making waves this year, and while a lot of talented artists (rightfully so) are afraid this may be the end of human-made art, the tool should also be viewed for what it is, and incredible ideation software that designers and artists can use to create rapid concepts that take mere minutes instead of hours or days.

Tesla Cyberbike

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Here’s the Tesla CyberBike nobody ever asked for but everyone secretly wanted

Equal parts edgy, cyberpunkish, cold, and dominating, the NUPO e-sports bike is clearly the two-wheeled spiritual successor to the Cybertruck. The conceptual two-wheeler is remarkably lithe yet not traditionally aerodynamic. It plays with volumes rather wonderfully, just the way the Cybertruck did, and always opts for simpler surfaces rather than complicated ones. Couple this with that rather cold and calculating light-strip headlight, and the silver paint job and the NUPO looks like the electric motorcycle we wish Tesla would make already.

Designer: HCY

The e-sports motorbike comes with a superbike’s design framework, albeit with an electric heart instead of a gasoline one. The rather large-ish mass on the front acts as the housing for the battery, which occupies the most space in any e-bike over other components, and even gives the motorbike its central weight to create the kind of balance needed while riding. Although details are scant considering this is just a concept, it’s safe to say that the NUPO has a rear-wheel motor (visible in the first image), and charges electrically via a port located right where you’d expect a traditional motor cycle’s fuel-tank inlet to be. The e-bike boasts of a metallic design that’s wonderfully proportioned and balanced by split surfacing and the use of black accents on the motorbike’s predominantly silver design. The Cybertruck’s windows and windshield helped cut the EV’s mass, and given that motorbikes don’t have that luxury, NUBO uses the seat and parts of its fairing to help split surfaces and cut the bulk.

The electric motorcycle market is yet to see the kind of explosion the EV industry is having. Sure, companies like BMW Motorrad and Ducati are playing their small roles, but for the most part, a majority of motorcycles are still gas-powered. The conditions are perfect for Tesla to disrupt this space too (one could argue that their tech is already pretty capable and two-wheelers are easier to manufacture than cars), but it doesn’t quite seem like Elon is much of a biker!

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Space Camper reimagines Cybertruck for a couple’s camping in extreme blimey

We are yet to have a real-life Cybertruck in spite of hearing about it since 2019. Years have passed through the pandemic, and Elon Musk’s dream project is only getting a deferred launch date. That said, there is no dearth of imaginers who spends hours and days on their digital art software to render the most lucrative camper design to make the Cybertruck – when launched – a substantial travel camper for couples.

Space Camper is the latest name to enter the domain of Cybecamper idealizers. This space has gone incredibly buzzing since the Elon Musk detailed at the Cybertruck announcement that it would be accompanied by a trailer and a pop-up tent of its own, giving rise to a host of designs imagining the camping version of the Cybertruck.

Designer: Space Camper

Amid all the fandom, the Cybertruck was expected to launch in 2021. It didn’t happen as planned, partly because of the supply chain hiccups during the pandemic and partly because of Musk’s Twitter misadventure. But for the fans, there is no Cybertruck yet, and perhaps no certainty of when it will happen for real. Before Tesla rolls out the space-age model or someone beats Musk to the ground, we have only eyes to feed with the Space Camper style designs of a camping-enabled Cybertruck for the modern nomads preferring to live and work on the road.

Equipped to take a couple anywhere on tar, gravel, and boulders – the Space Camper is designed from aerospace-grade materials for durability. The wedge-style unit tethers to the back of the Cybertruck without much fuss. It is positioned close to the road and can be pulled up to camp anywhere instantly. Onboard air-powered actuators are used to retract the camper to a halt in under a minute. For the concerned, the wedge-style opening allows 8-foot headroom, while the built-in awing offers additional open space.

So, load your gear, and hop into the Cybertuck with the Space Camper attached to the rear. Take the untravelled roads on the journey and stop over by the remotest lake to retract the Murphy bed in the attached camper and sleep over staring at the stars in the open sky. The camper is packed with extensions tucked away under the bed which can double as table and seating. For the more serious adventurists, the camper is topped with a modular racking system on the roof that can hold the gear, carry your raft or bike, or even be fastened with solar panels for near off-grid camping. To enhance the abilities of the electric truck for camping, the 470lbs camper has a battery pack capable of delivering about of week of backup in the wilderness.

While this may sound almost apt for some, there would be a section that would complain about the lack of a kitchen or bathroom. Reportedly, add-ons like a kitchen, and outdoor bathroom are possible, if the customer requires them.

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Tesla-inspired automotives that are paving the path of modern innovation

There’s something about Tesla that instantly inspires designers! Or maybe it’s Elon Musk. He’s the kind of innovator who works towards resolving current issues while keeping his eyes wholly focused on the future. He possesses an uninhibited curiosity that he lets run unfettered, and one of the results is Tesla –  a forerunner in the electric automotive industry, especially when it comes to innovation and invention. Their designs are groundbreaking, as well as consistent breakers of conventions in the automotive industry, making them a major inspiration for designers all over the world! The result is unique and breathtaking Tesla-inspired automotive designs that honestly seem like the real deal. And, we’ve curated some of the best of the lot for you! From an autonomous Tesla HGV to Cybertruck-inspired bossy café racer – these innovative automotives will surely blow your minds!

1. Tesla Model M

Model M is designed keeping in mind the tight urban spaces, hence, the detachable handlebars make complete sense. The electronic kickstand makes the ride easy to park without any hassles. When it comes to adventure escapades, Tesla Model M has your needs covered. Right where the fuel tank of traditional bikes is, there is a detachable bag with its own battery that powers the lights and the multimedia system. The bag comes with its own start/stop system that acts as an anti-theft mechanism.

2. The Tesla Autonomous E-Rig semi

Industrial and transport designer Jeremy Dodd take the vision of the Tesla heavy goods vehicle to the next level with the Tesla Autonomous E-Rig semi. This ultra-futuristic Tesla concept identifies the basic problem with HGVs that have an average speed of 50 mph, and have to drive for virtually 9 hours of the day, 5 days a week. This creates an environmental impact, and a pure, purposeful, and functional method of hauling heavy goods is the need of the hour. This Autonomous trailer in a way is destined to solve this with even more to make it highly useful. The HGV has an extendable extension to adapt to the needs of the client, the geographic location, and the nature of the cargo to be hauled. The driving cockpit’s top and the bay of the trailer are solar powered to charge the battery reserve on the go.

3. The Jeep Pickup

The Jeep Pickup sports the same low-poly edgy design as the Cybertruck, although it isn’t shy to explore curves, complex 3D surfaces, and an overall aesthetic that’s more expressive than Cybertruck’s bare-basics minimal design. The concept makes use of both sheet metal as well as carbon-fiber, creating a dual-color effect around the front, sides, and back that’s definitely interesting to look at. The mammoth of a vehicle floats majestically off the floor with ground clearance that’s enough to let you drive over boulders without worrying about them hitting the underside of your car. This concept may look like it was designed to have an electric powertrain under the hood, although grilles on the front of the car make me wonder otherwise.

4. The Fresco XL

The suffix XL in Fresco XL comes from the fact that even though the car looks like a compact minivan, it is, in fact, an 8-seater sedan, designed to perform as an all-weather, off-roader too. Is it trying to disrupt the sedan category the way the Tesla Cybertruck disrupted the pickup-truck category? Well, probably. The car looks more like an abstraction of a Daft Punk helmet than an automobile, and sports absolutely no branding on it aside from the minimal Fresco logo embossed on the front and back. In fact, the logo isn’t even visible until you see it against angled light. The purpose, one could assume, is to ensure the design of the car does the talking.

5. The Dust Tesla

Draped in a completely metallic finish, the bike is destined to have time-traveled from the dystopian future. The clear geometric lines and the definitive aerodynamic build will put most of the other Tesla bike concepts to shame. It is that sexy! The long wheelbase of the Dust Tesla defies the structural stability, but hey, it has arrived from the future, where technologies are definitely beyond our comprehension. Those hubless wheels and the swingarm on the electric bike evoke a sense of dynamism that is hard to give a miss. The sharp lines flowing from the front of the bike to the rear bring a profound sense of the superhero’s favored accomplice-like feel at first glance.

6. Cybercat

Cybercat is a hydrofoil-boosted set of amphibious mechanics designed to attach to Tesla’s yet-to-be-released Cybertruck and transform it into an all-electric catamaran. Announced in 2019, Tesla’s Cybertruck has yet to reach production. With no hint of the new vehicle hitting the streets anytime soon, our impatience for Elon Musk is making space for our imaginations to run wild. Designing a set of seafaring add-ons for Tesla’s yet-to-be-released pickup model, Seattle-based designer Anthony Diamond conceptualized Cybercat, a set of amphibious mechanics that transforms Cybertruck into an all-electric catamaran.

7. The Tesla Muskrat Hypercar Concept

The Tesla Muskrat Hypercar Concept makes the Roadster look like a dune buggy. From the mind of automotive virtuoso Khyzyl Saleem, the Tesla Muskrat (a name unanimously chosen by Saleem’s IG followers) puts a little meat on the Roadster, making it stand its own against other hypercars like the ones from Czinger, Rimac, Polestar & Evija. The Muskrat builds on the Roadster’s base but with a few key modifications that really bring out the car’s wild side. After all, for a car that’s literally touted to be equipped with rocket thrusters, it should absolutely look the part, no?

8. The Model 2

Inspired by the tall-boy styling of Model Y, Model 2 has a pair of scissor doors, four seats, and a full glass canopy. The way the doors open is rather unusual, but for a car that’s designed around tight dimensions, the way the doors open is all about tightness too, allowing you to practically park the car anywhere without worrying about being able to open or close the doors. The car’s doors slide out before opening upwards in the scissor-door fashion, while the inside of the car, staying true to Elon’s tweet, barely squeezes 4 adults with sliding seats to facilitate ingress and egress.

9. The Volvo XC

The bold Scandinavian design of the Volvo concept pictured here is apparent in the clean surfaces with a fused geometry of the simple shape. This dominating design language brings a timeless sophisticated look to Volvo XC. Automotive designer Chris Lah likes to express his digital creation’s visual domineer as comparable to the solid mass of Thor’s hammer and shield. It’s fluid yet rugged according to him. The front section of the electric Volvo SUV has a bullet profile for the nose – lending it an intimidating form. Since the SUV is electric powered, the front grill section is covered off. Bold Fender design is oriented and contrasted with a simple boxy geometric volume for a modern yet robust persona.

10. The Navetta Volante

 The Navetta Volante, which translates to Flying Shuttle, comes with a 2+2 design (hence the term Shuttle) and feels like a cross between the Urus, and what Jamil cites as his true inspiration for the car, a lesser-known Lamborghini concept from 2008 – the Estoque. Jamil clearly sees the Estoque as Lamborghini’s missed opportunity to build a street-friendly car for the average joe (with the right amounts of money to spend). “I believe at the time of the Estoque, 4 door super saloons were quite interesting and I guess it would have fit very well along with the Rapide, Panamera, and Quattroporte”, Jamil casually mentions. The Navetta Volante, however, represents what the Estoque would evolve into in today’s day and age

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There’s something weirdly appealing about this e-bike’s design… and it’s thanks to the Cybertruck

[The designers of this product is of Ukrainian origin. YD is sharing work from Ukrainian designers/students in the hopes of amplifying their talent and giving them a global platform.]

Meet Reverso, an e-bike that reverses every single automotive design instinct ever. I guess we could attribute its design direction to the Cybertruck, which sort to challenge the norms too with a design that was strikingly different from anything that came before it. The Reverso sits firmly in that class too, with an aesthetic that I’m struggling to put together in words, only because I can’t really find a frame of reference.

Designers: Miller Shapes Design & Denys Silich

Analyzing the Reverso’s strange design turned out to be much more fun and insightful than I expected. It started with asking myself exactly what I found ‘wrong’ with the motorcycle’s design… then asking if those attributes were actually important in making something a ‘motorcycle’. After all, a motorcycle is exactly that – a motor attached to a cycle.

My first response to the analysis on what I found odd about Reverso was its rejection of standard proportions. Motorcycles are shaped almost like animals. They have a torso, a head, a spine, and when viewed from the side, they have an almost feline or greyhound-like appearance. Reverso, on the other hand, doesn’t. That’s also due to the fact that Reverso shatters the second weird myth I had about motorcycles and automobiles in general – that curved bodies made for greater aesthetics and aerodynamics. The Cybertruck, at least if its performance specs are accurate, is nothing short of a fast beast – and I assume that the same stands for Reverso. Its chunky body with cuboidal forms definitely doesn’t epitomize elegance and speed – if nothing it looks robotic and has an impression of an almost mechanical agility to it.

None of Reverso’s details or parts look ‘standard’ and that’s what makes the e-bike look so alluring. Aside from its wheels (which thankfully look like wheels and not hex-bolts), Reverso’s entire design looks odd. It has weirdly recessed headlights, a strange pair of perfectly rectangular side mirrors, a seat that definitely doesn’t look like your average ergonomic butt-rest, and a chunky torso that makes you really wonder what’s under the hood. Is there a fuel tank underneath there? Well, there jolly well could be, although the lack of a tailpipe makes me think otherwise. Where’s the battery located? Is it detachable? Is there extra storage? It’s normal to have these doubts – but that doesn’t necessarily make an e-bike’s design ‘bad’, does it?

Well, to be frank, I’m still processing Reverso’s design and learning to stop myself when I find my brain hating something it doesn’t understand. It comes a lot easier knowing that Reverso is just a concept and not an actual e-bike. The Cybertruck, on the other hand, well, I’m still on the fence there.

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