We’re writing this blog the morning after the release of the Cybertruck in late 2019. Maybe when you’re reading this the Cybertruck is already a commonality on the road. For right now though, the world is still shocked at the audacity and the “balls” that they had to design something different. Yet as I was commenting on the design and all the figures of the Cybertruck with my friends, it made sense to me that this instead got us talking about the car and made us interested because it was so different.
If we look at all of the top-selling pick-ups in the current US market we know that they are basically the same car, with a different brand behind it. Taking a look at this quick list made by Carmax of the 12 best pickup trucks in the North American market we see that each pick up looks remarkably alike. In my humble opinion, we believe the Cybertruck was made to stand out, just like the rest of their cars. The other cars stand out more in terms of performance, safety yet they have a more subtle design. Yet this Cybertruck stands out in all of its facets and for that reason, we are still talking about it a day after it was announced.
Now that we have the full range of cars from the initial Model S, to the incredible SUV Model X, the roadster and the extremely popular model 3 and incoming model Y Tesla’s offering of electric substitutes has an incredible range of options. The Model S is designed as a luxury executive sedan similar to a Lexus GS, Audi A6 or Mercedes E-Class. With the steep price starting at £77,200 you can choose between Long Range: AWD, 335 miles, 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds, or Performance: AWD, 315 miles, 0-60mph in 2.4 seconds, both come with Autopilot as a guarantee. While Tesla claims that the Model S is a full-size luxury sedan, the actual measurements (around 30cm short of a full-sized) of the car make it a midsize luxury sedan. Nonetheless, when comparing the price of this “full-sized” sedan for the performance of the car, we see that the Model S is a clear choice.
Model 3 was made as a result of a cheaper alternative to the Model S in 2016. This four-door sedan currently comes in three varieties: Standard Range Plus: RWD, 240 miles, 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds, partial premium interior, Long Range: AWD, 310 miles, 75kWh, 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds, premium interior, Performance: AWD, 310 miles, 75kWh, 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds, premium interior. Autopilot is included and full self-driving comes as a £5,800 upgrade.
The choice which is purely based on performance is up to you and up to your financial standards and limitations. It must be said that the Model S makes more sense if you are continuously hauling around a lot of people or plenty of luggage, as the Model 3 is a smaller-sized sedan with 15 cubic ft of trunk space in comparison to 30ft of trunk space. Don't forget to check out our listings maybe there will be a cybertruck by the time you read this. Let us know what you decide!