Wait until you see how much it costs.
The emergence of fake Tesla Cybertrucks was bound to happen. We found them in abundance a few days ago and there will surely be more to come. Not entirely surprisingly, one of those fake Cybertrucks is now up for sale. Which one? The one hailing from Russia, of course. After achieving social media fame, its builders figured it was time to cash in, though it's important to learn a few things first.
For starters, the basis of this "Cybertruck" is not some electric skateboard but rather a VAZ 2109, a five-door hatchback built from 1984 until 2013. You can find them everywhere in Russia, thus making it the ideal donor car. The listing, found on auto.ru says the replica took eight days to build at a cost of about 80,000 Rubles, roughly $1,295 USD.
The custom body is made from metal sheets while the "panoramic roof" is 95 percent tinted, and overall visibility is supposedly "excellent." The front and rear lights are actually very well done/replicated. Even the wheel covers featuring the Tesla logo are handmade. The suspension was also lowered.
Power comes from a 1.6-liter gasoline engine paired to a manual gearbox. And yes, it is road legal, though only in Russia. All in all, it's not half bad for just over a week's worth of fabrication work. There was definitely a lot of enthusiasm that went into this.
Then there's the little matter of price. The sellers are asking for 666,666 Rubles, or about $10,797 USD. They're out of their minds. Fake is fake, no matter where you are in the world. While we respect the craftsmanship that went into this, achieving a few days' worth of social media celebrity doesn't justify its price.
One more piece of vital information: this fake Tesla Cybertruck doesn't have doors.You have to climb in through the trunk.