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Hundreds of New Yorkers line up in the rain to catch a glimpse of the Tesla Cybertruck prototype


New Yorkers go wild for Musk’s Cybertruck: Hundreds line up in the rain to catch a glimpse of prototype in Tesla showroom before it goes for Manhattan cruise

  • New Yorkers lined up outside Tesla’s Manhattan showroom to get a rare glimpse of a Cybertruck prototype before it took to the streets of NYC for a rare cruise
  • The Cybertruck was brought to New York City in time for Musk’s SNL hosting gig 
  •  The prototype has only been spotted on a few rare occasions since it made its debut in November 2019, most recently at Tesla’s Giga Texas construction site 
  •  Musk unveiled the Cybertruck November 2019, which looks like an armored vehicle with angular sides
  •  The Cybertruck is still slated to begin production later this year at Giga Texas

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Hundreds of New Yorkers lined up outside Tesla’s Manhattan showroom to get a rare glimpse of a Cybertruck prototype ahead of the company’s CEO Saturday Night Live appearance. 

The futuristic Cybertruck then hit the streets of NYC to the amazement of many bystanders. 

The prototype has only been spotted on a few rare occasions since it made its debut in November 2019, most recently at Tesla’s Giga Texas construction site right outside of Austin, Texas. 

The Cybertruck was brought to New York City in time for Musk’s SNL hosting gig. 

Musk has been in the Big Apple since Monday and apparently coordinated an appearance for the Cybertruck to also to visit New York City, Teslarati.com reported.   

Musk announced on Friday the vehicle would be on display in a Meatpacking District showroom before it took to the streets and was captured being driven around in Times Square. 

The futuristic Cybertruck (pictured) hit the streets of NYC to the amazement of many bystanders

Hundreds of New Yorkers lined up outside Tesla's Manhattan showroom to get a rare glimpse of a Cybertruck prototype (pictured)

Hundreds of New Yorkers lined up outside Tesla’s Manhattan showroom to get a rare glimpse of a Cybertruck prototype (pictured) 

Musk announced on Friday the vehicle would be on display in a Meatpacking District showroom

Musk announced on Friday the vehicle would be on display in a Meatpacking District showroom

In a rare appearance, the Cybertruck (pictured) was seen driving down the streets of Manhattan this weekend 

HHundreds of New Yorkers waited in the rain to get a glimpse of Tesla's Cybertruck Prototype at a Manhattan showroom

HHundreds of New Yorkers waited in the rain to get a glimpse of Tesla’s Cybertruck Prototype at a Manhattan showroom 

New Yorkers pose in front of the Tesla Cybertruck prototype in Manhattan's Meatpacking district where CEO Elon Musk announced the Vehicle would be on display

New Yorkers pose in front of the Tesla Cybertruck prototype in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district where CEO Elon Musk announced the Vehicle would be on display

Musk unveiled the Cybertruck – which looks like an armored vehicle with angular sides – in November 2019.

The billionaire and Tesla design chief Franz von Holshausen took the stage at a high-profile launch event to prove the glass was ‘shatterproof’ by throwing a metal ball at close range.

But all did not go according to plan when the glass ended up smashing. 

Musk was heard muttering ‘oh my f***ing God’ when his showpiece test failed. 

Musk then took to Twitter to explain why the windows of his Cybertruck embarrassingly broke during a failed strength test at its launch event.

Musk explained in a tweet that the base of the glass window had already been weakened during a previous demo.

'You want to have these things that inspire people and feels different,' Musk said of the futuristic Cybertruck (pictured) 'Everything else is the same, like variations on the same theme'

‘You want to have these things that inspire people and feels different,’ Musk said of the futuristic Cybertruck (pictured) ‘Everything else is the same, like variations on the same theme’

New Yorkers rushed to Tesla's Manhattan showroom to get a rare glimpse of a Cybertruck prototype (pictured) ahead of the CEO Elon Musk' Saturday Night Live appearance

New Yorkers rushed to Tesla’s Manhattan showroom to get a rare glimpse of a Cybertruck prototype (pictured) ahead of the CEO Elon Musk’ Saturday Night Live appearance

The all-electric truck's body (pictured) is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car Musk owned in 2013 and the rest of the design pulls inspiration from vehicles in 'Blade Runner,' 'Mad Max,' 'Back to the Future' and 'Alien'

The all-electric truck’s body (pictured) is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car Musk owned in 2013 and the rest of the design pulls inspiration from vehicles in ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Alien’

The Tesla Cybertruck prototype was available to view at a Manhattan showroom in Manhattan's Meatpacking District as Elon Musk was in New York City for his Saturday Night Live hosting gig

The Tesla Cybertruck prototype was available to view at a Manhattan showroom in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District as Elon Musk was in New York City for his Saturday Night Live hosting gig

The all-electric truck’s body is based on a 1976 Lotus Esprit sports car Musk owned in 2013 and the rest of the design pulls inspiration from vehicles in ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Alien.’

‘You want to have these things that inspire people and feels different,’ Musk said about the truck. ‘Everything else is the same, like variations on the same theme.’   

Musk has boasted the vehicle has more than 250,000 pre-orders and noted in an earnings call ‘we’ve never seen this level of demand’. 

The large truck stretches 19 feet and spans six feet across and when asked on Twitter if Tesla would design a smaller version, Musk responded that a smaller version is ‘highly likely down the road.’

The Cybertruck is still slated to begin production later this year at Giga Texas. 

Musk says that if Tesla ‘gets lucky,’ a few deliveries will happen before the end of 2021, but that he expects volume production to take place in 2022, Teslarati.com reported. 

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