New Tesla Cybertruck Prototype Spotted With Glass Top And Tonneau Cover

We now know a little bit more about Tesla's Cybertruck after one was spotted driving around California earlier this week. This adds to the massive amount of information we already have about the heavily hyped vehicle, which was first announced in 2019. In terms of styling, the Cybertruck is loosely based on the Lotus Esprit, specifically the one used in the James Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me." Some of its features, like its ability to perform on water, may have also been inspired by the iconic Bond car, even if the Cybertruck is more of a boat than a submarine. If you want to be less kind about the styling, you could liken it to a vehicle from a Nintendo 64 game. Its blocky styling is certainly reminiscent of an era when polygonal vehicles were a thing in many games.

In terms of performance, there's less controversy. On paper, the Cybertruck looks absolutely superb. It can drive up to 500 miles on a single charge, go from 0 to 60 in under three seconds, and tow up to 14,000 pounds. The Cybertruck is also apparently going to be able to take advantage of Tesla's upcoming V4 charging stations when they eventually roll out nationwide, so refilling that 500-mile range might not take too long. The truck, or a prototype of it anyway, has been spotted driving around California on several occasions in the last few weeks. The last sighting may have given us a lot of information about the Cybertruck's final appearance and how close it is to finished.

We seem to have gotten a new glimpse of the Cybertruck

Thanks to some aerial footage posted online by Twitter account WHAT'S INSIDE on February 24, we have a great view of the top of one of Tesla's most anticipated vehicles. Whereas most of the vehicles seen so far have been solid gray, this one is a bit different. It has a black glass roof and a black truck bed cover, which give it a two-tone look when paired with the rest of the exterior. There have been several rumors about the Cybertruck's tonneau cover, including ones that say it can support a man's weight, retract automatically, and contains solar cells.

The video also gave us a few clues about the truck that went beyond its basic design. The prototype seemed to be experiencing some electrical issues. In a second tweet, WHAT'S INSIDE claimed only the left front headlight of the truck seemed to be working, and noted the absence of the full light bar. Similar issues appeared to be happening at the rear, with only the rear left tail light working and the full bar not being lit up. Although the Cybertruck is expected to enter production soon, if this is an indicator of any major electrical issues then the highly anticipated vehicle may face further delays.