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Tesla CybertruckDid Top Gear Do It First?

Head to the MotorTrend App and check out Season 14, Episode 2 of Top Gear to see if the guys should be credited with the Tesla Cybertruck design! Sign up to the MotorTrend App while the deal of the year is still going on ! Looking at the design of the polarizing marketing sensation/flop that is the Tesla Cybertruck and cross-referencing it with the memes of the interwebs, youll discover a common consensus: a toddler designed it. Thats not to say the designers are uneducated, drool-sipping thumb-hands because they certainly are not. However, the Blade Runner revival in the real world is far less cool than in the movie. Elon Musk may have OKd this triangular cookie form in 2019, but the Top Gear trio actually perfected this style of car design long ago. Back in season 14, episode 2 of Top Gear , Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May built their own electric car using second-hand parts from very opposite vehicles. The complete chassis was donated from a TVR sports car while the powertrain was plucked from an electric milk delivery truck. Hammond and May, respectively, handled the first two tasks while Jeremy was in charge of the design. After emerging from his mood room of creative inspirations, the masterpiece was revealed. Lets just say that it was the cars imperfection that made it perfect. The aluminum, plywood, warehouse storage joiners, and fence hinges all paired with not a single curve in the designbeating Tesla to the angular punch a decade ago. May had elected to use only two batteries to save weight. It was a sacrifice that proved too great because the car lacked speed of any kind. It was so bad to drive on the roads that after getting stranded, which caused a traffic jam of epic proportions in Oxford, they didnt put a terrible amount of effort to save it from rolling off a hill and crashing into a tree. It was back to the drawing board at the Top Gear Technology Center, where they amended their shortcomings and prepared the car for rigorous safety testing that all cars sold in the U.K. must pass. Amazingly, it passed all of the tests with flying colors (*wink*wink*) and they somehow didnt die in the process. We wont spoil the whole story here, so go watch the episode on the MotorTrend App to see if their creation wins a drag race against a slew of other alternately powered vehicles. Who do you think did it better, Top Gear or Tesla? Let us know: shoot an email to . Featured photo design: Ryan Lugo Cybertruck photos: Courtesy of Tesla The post Tesla CybertruckDid Top Gear Do It First? appeared first on MotorTrend .