Tesla’s Cybertruck was recently spotted by a contestant at the Formula SAE competition in Michigan (via Reddit).
Formula SAE challenges teams of university students across the globe to conceive, design, fabricate, develop and compete with small, formula-style vehicles. As of 2013, the competition has a dedicated class for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs).
Tesla started sponsoring teams competing in Formula SAE last year, and the company had a booth at the Michigan event where the Cybertruck was put on display.
The stainless steel chassis of the pictured Cybertruck can be seen reflecting the ground, and the finish appears to be more champagne-colored than what we’ve seen of Tesla’s all-electric pickup truck so far.
Whether that is because this unit features a different kind of steel, it is just an older unit that has acquired a steel patina, or simply the lighting conditions currently remains unclear.
This Cybertruck unit has side mirrors, which Tesla previously confirmed would be removable.
While on stage at Tesla’s Cyber Rodeo event at Gigafactory Texas last month, Elon Musk unveiled the latest Cybertruck prototype. Tesla plans to start producing the Cybertruck at Giga Texas in 2023. Musk confirmed during Tesla’s Q1 2022 earnings call that the company is “on track to reach volume production of Cybertruck in 2023.”
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