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Russian Driver Converts Car To Look Like Cybertruck

Russian Driver Converts Car To Look Like Cybertruck

Sometimes, if you want something doing, you have to take matters into your own hands. One person, who was clearly too impatient to wait for Tesla's new Cybertruck has gone and made their own version.

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A driver in Russia saw the creation making its way down the motorway. It's not known what vehicle it actually is, or what has been used to adapt it, but it bears an uncanny resemblance to the new Tesla.

Filmed in the city of Khimki, which is in the west of Russia, in the Moscow Oblast region, the footage was shared on social media , where it quickly went viral.

The all-electric battery-powered light commercial vehicle isn't available yet, but the keen motorist in Russia apparently could not hold on any longer and adapted their own version.

In the footage, the 'Cybertruck Copy' is seen speeding along the motorway with Russian licence plates.

At one point, the vehicle passes a cop on the roadside who does not seem to pay the futuristic car any mind.

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The video was accompanied with the message: "Tesla in Khimki!"

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Tesla's new Cybertruck is set to begin production in 2021, with more models apparently being offered by 2022. The launch however, didn't really go to plan.

At one stage, Elon Musk asked Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen to try and break one of the windows.

The disaster took place in California for the grand debut of the Cybertruck where Musk told the audience: "You want a truck that's really tough, not fake tough. You want a truck you can take a sledgehammer to, a truck that won't scratch, doesn't dent."

Franz ended up breaking two windows with a steel ball; but Musk told the audience that the test wasn't a complete failure.

Three models have been announced, with range estimates of 250 to 500 miles and an estimated 0 to 60 mph time of between 2.9 and 6.5 seconds, depending on the model.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

And despite Elon Musk's futuristic new Cybertruck being slammed, laughed at and criticised by people all over the planet, it seems like there's a pretty strong early appetite for the vehicle.

So much so, according to Musk, there have been 200,000 orders for the vehicle, which, after two days, is pretty impressive.

The tech billionaire tweeted: "147k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42& choosing dual, 41% tri & 17% single motor. With no advertising & no paid endorsement."

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Topics: World News

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]