Hanging around the Los Angeles area in the next week? The Petersen Museum is hosting a special machine: Tesla’s Cybertruck concept. Between June 19 and the 26, the vector graphics-inspired EV pickup will be on display at the famous museum, its first time out since its reveal last fall.
While we don’t know what the production results will be, Tesla claims that the top-trim tri-motor variant will tow 14,000 pounds and blast from 0–60 in less than 3 seconds, when unloaded. The air suspension allows the 4×4 door stop to carry 3500 pounds in its bed (which can also be enclosed) and will even drop onto its haunches to allow vehicles to be driven up the tailgate via a telescoping ramp.
With competition from the major OEMs and even start-up EV companies like Rivian and Bollinger, Tesla needed to answer the call for an electric pick-up truck. However, few expected anything as wild as the contraption Elon Musk rolled onto the stage last year, and now’s your chance to get up close to the polarizing pick-up.
If you can’t drop everything and head to the West Coast, we’ve got a little treat for you, too. One of the bucket-list items at the Petersen is the Vault, Presented by Hagerty. Petersen’s underground storage holds the extra inventory of vehicles that aren’t currently on display, and it holds some of the museum’s more precious vehicles. 250 machines rest beneath downtown LA spanning every era and country, showing the evolution of the automobile from its humble roots as motorized horse carriages to its modern culmination in today’s supercars.