But it finally happened a few months ago when the first copy rolled off the assembly line at Austin. The achievement was celebrated with a group photo, and from now on, the automaker will focus its attention on kicking off the full-volume production of the vehicle in 2024. It has been estimated that once this happens, the Texas Gigafactory will make between 250,000 and 500,000 units of the Cybertruck each year.
Elon Musk continues to build up the hype, as when speaking to shareholders earlier this year, he said the final product is going to be "better than expectations." And it certainly needs to be in order to compete with its main rivals in the segment, which include vehicles such as the Rivian R1T, GMC Sierra EV, Ford F-150 Lightning, Ram 1500 REV, and Hummer EV. Recent images suggest the build quality of certain pre-production cars needs to be improved, as it was a panel gap fiesta.
Now, while Tesla's biggest efforts these days revolve around making the Cybertruck good and increasing the numbers that roll off the line, the internet continues to be mesmerized by the electric workhorse with a futuristic design. And by the internet we mean rendering artists, as the model was already imagined in different guises over the years, ever since it was first shown to the world back in 2019.
One of the latest unofficial redesigns that caught our attention came from mo_aoun_ismail on Instagram, and it certainly is one interesting proposal. The virtual model looks nothing like the real thing, as it features a more down-to-earth profile. The same can be said about the face, with its dual LED headlights. We can notice the muscular fenders and the overall bulky styling of the car, which appears to have portal axles.
We should also mention the roof piece with additional lights, the box mounted on the side of the open bed, and the fat tires wrapped around the new wheels. Overall, we're fans of the vehicle imagined here, and we think it looks better than the real Tesla Cybertruck. But if you had to choose between the two designs, which one would you go for?