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Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) takes a 2nd look at Tesla Cybertruck — the center of gravity at the Petersen Museum


Famous tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee aka MKBHD recently visited the Petersen Museum where an entire section has been allotted to Tesla’s electric vehicles. It was the 2nd time that he was able to look at and put his hands on a Cybertruck prototype after getting a test ride at the launch event in 2019.

Tesla has placed an early prototype of the Cybertruck made in 2019 at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California. This prototype and all the historical and current Tesla vehicles are on display at the Petersen Museum from 20th Nov 2022 to 22nd October 2023.

This time, MKBHD had the chance to look at the Cybertruck in a bit more detail as he was invited to the museum in media-only days before the general public viewing began on Nov 20th.

Aerial view of the Tesla Cybertruck on display at the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, California. Credit: u/z57 via Reddit (posted with express permission).

The most fascinating thing that Marques found out by looking at the Tesla Cybertruck in real life was how huge this electric pickup truck actually is. However, this is an early prototype and Elon Musk has iterated multiple times that the dimensions of the Cybertruck would be revisited and the production-ready truck might be smaller.

The other thing was the bed of the Cybertruck, which again Marques found out to be larger than he had imagined. The tailgate of the Cybertruck prototype is kept in the open position and its ground-level extension is also in the open state. This extension assists the Cyberquad ATV and similar objects in climbing the truck’s bed.

Marques observed that Tesla’s electric Cyberquad is also not a small ATV bike and the Cybertruck bed had been made large to accommodate it.

Bed of the Tesla Cybertruck prototype with opened tailgate and the ground-level extension showcased at the Petersen Museum in LA. Credit: u/z57 via Reddit.

“But what I really took away from this 2nd look from being able to get close and stand right next to this thing is just how absolutely massive this truck is,” Marques expressed his views.

“This thing is huge! Okay, it’s tall, it is wide, the back bed here is a good example, just to get an idea, it’s just expansive, looks like it’s a 6-feet bed, maybe even a little longer,” MKBHD further added.

Redditor u/z57 visited the Petersen Museum and shared his thoughts on the Cybertruck as well, he agrees with the views of MKBHD, and he said:

I am 6’2″, on a good day, and I agree with MKBHD that there will be people who cancel their order once they see the size in person. Although when you’re up next to the door or front it’s not huuuge huge. Feels kinda like a Toyota tundra, smaller than a lifted Ford Raptor. It definitely won’t fit in some people’s garages, that’s for sure.

Doesn’t bug me. I plan on parking mine outside and on mars 😉

u/z57 via Reddit
Related: Cybertruck charge port in an open state with a Cyber Tesla T design inside.

Another thing to notice in the video below is when the Cybertruck’s tailgate and its extension are open, the truck’s rear suspension is a bit lowered. Cybertruck looks tilted towards the rear in this position.

Marques also noticed that when he was sitting in front of the Cybertruck bumper, he could not see the truck’s windshield. It means that the person sitting in the Cybertruck’s driver’s seat above would not able to see an object or person in this position as well. But Tesla Vision with the help of the front bumper camera would be useful in solving this issue.

The front bumper camera on a Cybertruck prototype was spotted in 2019 as Elon Musk drove it to the restaurant named Nobu in LA with his then-girlfriend Grimes, Tesla Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen, and other friends. Credits: TMZ.

Tesla plans to start production of the Cybertruck in 2023 and start deliveries towards the end of the year. One unit of the world’s largest 9,000-ton Giga Casting machine has already reached Giga Texas in light of this timeline.

Let’s watch this short review of the Cybertruck by Marques Brownlee and listen to his interesting thoughts.

Stay tuned as one of my colleagues at Hansshow ( is visiting the Petersen Museum today, we will have detailed coverage, and tons and pics and info will be posted on Hansshow’s blog during the weekend.

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Video: A 2nd look review of the Cybertruck by MKBHD.
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By Iqtidar Ali

Iqtidar has been writing about Tesla, Elon Musk, and EVs for more than 3 years on, many of his articles have been republished on CleanTechnica and InsideEVs, maintains a healthy relationship with the Tesla community across the Social Media sphere. You can reach him on Twitter @IqtidarAlii

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