We have a feeling this might strike some as controversial.
There's no real middle ground with monster trucks. By and large, you either love them, or despise them, as it's remarkably difficult to feel lukewarm toward something as bold and in-your-face as a truck that's been lifted sky-high and propped up by tires borrowed from an earth mover.
But considering Tesla's immense popularity, especially here in the US, there is a vehicle that could prompt some monster truck-haters to change their tune: this Tesla Cybertruck monster truck. Now obviously, this truck doesn't actually exist as a full-scale drivable vehicle. Rather, it's a rendering, apparently of a toy monster truck based on the Cybertruck concept's image, created by Shubbak3D and uploaded to Instagram earlier this month.
The Tesla Cybertruck monster truck - or Tesla Cyber-monster truck, or whatever you want to call it - is undergirded by the typical tall tubular frame and thick, beefy front and rear axles, rolling on tires that look about as tall as the truck body itself. It diverges from Tesla's real-life Cybertruck concept with its big flared rear haunches, not to mention its bull bar, front and rear tow hooks, a row of front auxiliary lights, and a unique over-bed cargo rack.
Unfortunately, the angles of the two images don't give anything away with regard to how, exactly, the Cybertruck's one, two, or three electric motors are supposed to be transmitting torque to its axles. Were someone to attempt such a build in real life - and we absolutely think they should - it would probably make the most sense to simply locate the motors on the axles.
As strange as this monster truck is, we tend to think the actual, real-life Tesla Cybertruck is almost weirder. It's a truck made from ballistics-resistant 30X cold-rolled stainless steel that has to be scored and bent into shape, not stamped, due to its reported tendency of breaking presses. As if that weren't enough, it features ballistics-resistant glass, because why not?, and a shape that renders its usefulness as an actual truck dubious at best.
Oh, and for some reason, it can float.
None of this is to say we don't like it - especially as a monster truck.