Is The Tesla Cybertruck Bulletproof?

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Watch this video to find out.

The Tesla Cybertruck, which will be made in Texas has been in the headlines for all kinds of reasons. Who can forget the day Elon Musk shattered a Cybertruck's window? We've extensively covered all the news surrounding this revolutionary machine, and we're excited to bring you some content of a different kind. This isn't the latest industry scoop or sales projection. No, today we're watching a video of how the Tesla Cybertruck's metal sheeting gets pounded into submission in a series of strength tests. We've already heard of how the Cybertruck's metal bodywork can change color with heat, but how will it stand up to some serious abuse from guns and hammers?

YouTube/Bob Edwards
YouTube/Bob Edwards
YouTube/Bob Edwards

In the above video, we see the Cybertruck's 3-mm cold rolled 304 stainless steel is actually bulletproof. The test is conducted with a 9 mm pistol and various large and small rifle rounds. The test starts with a 0.22LR Hypervelocity round. After the shot is fired there is barely a mark on the metal panel being used. The next round is a 9-mm full metal jacket. The impact this time is much harder and clearly makes a dent in the steel, but does not penetrate. The next round is also a 9 mm but from a closer distance of 20 feet. It still does not penetrate.

YouTube/Bob Edwards
YouTube/Bob Edwards
YouTube/Bob Edwards
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Next up, the tester takes a high caliber 7.62x54 round. The shot hits the bottom corner of the plate and penetrates it, but it was clearly a bad shot on a weak part of the overall structure. After that, all kinds of physical action is attempted, first by scratching the plate with a set of keys and then hammering it into oblivion. The plate steel holds up and proves that the Cybertruck will make a sturdy workhorse. The video currently has more dislikes than likes, and comments are turned off. If we could have our say, we'd tell Edwards to learn how to aim.

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