Russian-made Tesla Cybertruck hits the off-road
Wylsacom, a vlogger known in Russia as Valentin Petukhov, has shared footage from the drive tests of a Tesla Cybertruck replica on a variety of countryside and forest dirt roads.
Voronezh-based tuner Constrictor Motorsport handled the conversion. The team started with a Toyota Tundra frame, stretching it by 10 cm (4”) to match the original Cybertruck length. They then clad the framework with stainless-steel sheets and welded them together. A 5.7-liter gasoline V8 went under the hood to provide 381 hp (284 kW) and up to 544 Nm (400 lb-ft) of torque.
The brutal Russian take on the Cybertruck lacks door handles, glass and even the flooring. A rotating driveshaft can be seen underneath the car, something Petukhov said was “essential to keep in mind” to avoid serious injury.
Later on, the team plans to finish the greenhouse and implement all the opening parts – the doors, the hood and the tailgate. It remains unclear when the tuner is going to give the replica a proper bottom, but the completion date is set for this November.
According to Constrictor Motorsport, the entire project cost it around two and a half million Russian Rubles, or $33,375 USD at current conversion rates. This is only slightly below the starting price tag of the original Tesla Cybertruck, unless you consider that the latter is still very far from production.
Editor Andrew Raspopov