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Inventor builds a WOODEN version of Tesla's Cybertruck
Wood you believe it? Inventor builds a WOODEN version of Tesla’s Cybertruck – and incredible video confirms it’s fully functional
A skilled inventor builds Tesla’s long-awaited vehicle out of wooden panels
The wooden Cybertruck even has a deployable Cyberquad for the inventor’s son
While the real Cybertruck has been beset by costly production delays, an .inventor has managed to build a fully functional version of the Tesla vehicle in just 100 days.
YouTube channel, ND – Woodworking Art, has shown off its incredible skills by building a wooden version of Tesla’s vehicle which is capable of driving on the road.
Starting with a simple metal frame, this video shows designer Truong Van Dao shaping and cutting custom wood panels to build out the Cybertruck’s body.
Apart from the chassis and electronics, the vehicle is fully constructed from wood, right down to the carved hubcaps and adjustable wing mirrors.
The footage even shows Mr Van Dao loading the trunk with a wooden version of Tesla’s Cyberquad, a toy vehicle designed for children.
The fully-functioning Cybertruck replica was built in only 100 days and is made entirely out of wood – apart from the chassis and electronics
The wooden replica bears a striking resemblance to Musk’s Cybertruck with its distinctive boxy, angular design
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To create the car, Mr Van Dao fitted slabs of wood together to completely cover the metal frame, electric motor, and batteries.
He used pieces of polished dark wood for the car’s interior, while the outside panels are made of a lighter shade of wood; giving his car the signature boxy design of the Cybertruck.
The footage also shows the process of carving the car’s steering wheel and wing mirrors from solid blocks of wood before attaching these functional moving parts to the car.
As a final touch, Mr Van Dao adds functioning lights that mimic those on the Cybertruck, even adding a light-up ‘X’ logo on the side panel as a reference to Elon Musk’s recent rebranding of Twitter.
Despite the detailed design, the video makes the process seem effortless as hundreds of wooden panels are snapped and bolted into place.
This wooden Cybertruck can even deploy a replica of the Cyberquad which the creator’s son rides alongside his father on
The Cyberquad is a toy quadbike for children that was recently pulled from US markets due to safety regulations
Not satisfied with aesthetics alone, the footage then shows Mr Van Dao taking his son out for a ride in the newly constructed wooden vehicle.
Letting down the extending ramp at the truck’s rear, he deploys a wooden Cyberquad for his son to ride alongside.
Mr Van Dao, who describes his channel as ‘a father and son duo crafting stunning wooden cars’, ends the video with a message addressed to Elon Musk.
‘Dear Mr. Elon Musk,’ Mr Van Dao writes, ‘I am a passionate content creator with a deep love for wooden vehicles and a tremendous admiration for both you and Tesla.
‘I am aware that Tesla has faced its share of challenges in bringing the Cybertruck to fruition. However, I maintain unwavering faith in your vision and the capabilities of Tesla. I am confident that this extraordinary vehicle will ultimately succeed.’
Mr Van Dao adds that he hopes to one day gift this wooden Cybertruck to Elon Musk and wish him and Tesla ‘continued success’.
Out on the road, the replica performs well and can accommodate a driver and three passengers with its wooden seats
Cybertruck key stats
Made of Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin and ‘Tesla armor glass’
100 cubic feet of exterior storage
14,000 lbs (6,350kg) towing capability
0-60mph in 2.9 seconds
Range of up to 500 miles (805km)
On YouTube, commenters were amazed at the craftsmanship on display and echoed the hope that Musk would see this video tribute to his long-awaited vehicle.
‘As I was watching this I said to myself, “I wish Elon Musk saw this”‘ one commenter wrote.
‘I hope it reaches him and he acknowledges this great piece of art work.’
Another added: ‘This has to be one of the best looking Cybertruck to ever hit the roads and I’d love for it to be prominently featured at Tesla’s HQ’.
While one excited commenter said that the wooden vehicle was ‘a piece of art that should be displayed in a museum for the next generations to come’.
Tesla’s own Cybertruck has not had the same smooth production process as its wooden cousin, as the car has been set back by numerous production delays.
Despite having an estimated 1.5 million orders, the first Cybertruck has only just been made by the ‘Giga Texas’ manufacturing plant, four years after the truck was first unveiled.
Elon Musk has previously blamed battery supply issues for the delays, saying that it would have ‘literally cost a million dollars a piece or more’ to produce the vehicle in 2021.
The Cybertruck was unveiled four years ago but has not yet reached consumers due to battery supply issues according to Musk
When it was first unveiled in 2019, the truck was expected to cost $39,900 (£31,000) for the single-engine model, which has a range of around 250 miles (402km) on a single charge.
However, that has now been increased to $50,000 (£35,000) for the single-engine model and $70,000 (£53,000) for the three-motor model which has a range of 500 miles (805km).
During the launch, Tesla also experienced an embarrassing mishap when the supposedly ‘shatterproof’ glass broke in an onstage test.
Since then, Tesla has apparently taken a number of steps to improve the strength of the Cybertruck’s construction.
The panels are made of a type of stainless steel which is supposedly strong enough to withstand a 9mm handgun.
A recent video showed Joe Roggan shattering an arrow against the side of the car after betting Musk he could pierce the material.
MailOnline has contacted ND – Woodworking Art for further information, including pricing at type of wood.
WHAT IS TESLA’S ‘GIGAFACTORY’?
Tesla’s latest Gigafactory in the United States is located in Austin, Texas near the Colorado River.
The factory’s name stems from ‘giga,’ a unit of measurement that represents billions.
One gigawatt hour is the equivalent of generating one billion watts for one hour — one million times that of one kilowatt hour.
The factory covers 2,500 acres with over 10 million square feet of factory floor and will be a manufacturing hub for Model Y and future home of Cybertruck.
That’s the equivalent to the entire world’s production in 2014.
New York City uses around 52 gigawatt hours of energy per year.
Tesla also operates extremely large factories in Nevada, New York, Berlin and Shanghai.