Revolutionist, crazy, insane… call him what you want, but there can be no denying that Elon Musk is one of the greatest minds of our generation.
Granted, his ideas and concepts may be a bit… out there, but he can achieve what some can only dream of accomplishing.
Case in point, the Tesla Cybertruck.
Now I’m sure some of you may have chuckled just by reading that name. And whether you find it funny or not, Musk secured 250 000 pre-orders for his Cybertruck in just five days after its unveiling at the end of 2019. The intricacies of his sales pitch are far more profound than meets the eye, but with a starting price of $39 900 (an estimate of R744 324 before taxes and import costs), Musk stands to generate an income of probably around R186 081 000.
And that's just the initial income for Tesla.
Leasing Options in the UK also noticed the Cybertruck and the widely-acclaimed interest it garnered. The design surely played a significant role in that interest, but what if other manufacturers also adopted the box approach? How would their cars look?
Leasing Options took it upon themselves to find out. Here are their thoughts and explanations behind each design:
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Tesla Cybertruck. Image: Tesla
"The classic Mini Cooper is a British favourite by anyone's standards, says Leasing Options. "While the style and shape has changed slightly over time, the Mini has kept its distinct design since the original 1959 car. Though, that has changed after the company has re-imagined it designed by Tesla.
"The Cybertrucked Mini is the small, three-door Hatch we know and love, but it now comes with a sharper exterior. Its traditional rounded grille now has six edges and the curved headlights have been straightened out. Although, our Mini Cybertruck does keep the brand's signature wings and the definitive Union Jack remains a key feature upfront.
"While Tesla are yet to create a small hatchback, this Mini fits in with the ever-changing landscapes of urban cities, so it might just inspire them."
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Mini Cooper. Image: Leasing Options
The iconic design that gave this car's name the 'Beetle' has been revived multiple times over its lifespan and has been popular across generations of drivers, claims Leasing Options. But after 80 years, Volkswagen recently announced that production of this classic car has now ended.
"As a tribute to the beloved bug, we gave it a Cybertruck twist. What was once a cute and compact car, our Cybertrucked Volkswagen Beetle has lost its famously curved body. It is a direct contrast to the well-known, round exterior and the Beetle now looks more like a traditional coupe.
"As a nod to the old design, we have kept the classic Beetle wheel rims. But one of the stand-out upgrades on our Cybertrucked VW is the futuristic, solar panel roof. Tesla's Elon Musk once said that solar panels on cars were just a fantasy, but this might just change his mind."
Volkswagen Beetle. Leasing Options
Leasing Options says the Jaguar F-Type has been praised for its radical new design, with revised styling and upgraded technology that is thought to appeal to a wider audience when compared to the last version. "But our Cybertruck render takes this one step further, with its classic styling thrown out the window.
"We have maintained the famous Jaguar grille, but other than that, our Cybertrucked version stands out against its British origins. Its new, unique shape is completely unexpected, so it would definitely stand out from the opposition."
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Jaguar F-Type. Leasing Options
The iconic Bugatti Veyron has been out for around 15 years, which is why we thought it deserved a fresh start, according to Leasing Options. "What was once the world's fastest street-legal car gets a cyber revamp with our Cybertrucked version.
"While we have maintained the hallmark side vents, it is still a far cry away from the usual, classic style of Bugatti models. The original design once helped this car reach its record-breaking top speed, but would the Bugatti Veyron Cybertruck be even faster?"
Bugatti Veyron. Leasing Options
Range Rover Evoque
"Our Range Rover Evoque probably suits the Cybertruck revamp the most out of our new designs," says Leasing Options. "We have retained the classic Range Rover styling, plus its upgraded look matches the refined architecture behind the original car.
"While Tesla's actual Cybertruck is said to prize toughness, with every component made with durability in mind, its off-road capabilities have been questioned. But by combining it with Range Rover's handling and its all-weather characteristics, we think the Cybertrucked version would breeze through even the worst conditions."
Range Rover Evoque. Leasing Options
Compiled by: Charlen Raymond