Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Cybertruck on Thursday evening to extremely mixed reviews. Though many critics harbor reservations about the new EV’s looks, YouTube giant PewDiePie thinks it looks like the Warthog from gaming franchise Halo.
And he can’t wait to get his hands on one:
Ever since Musk hosted PewDiePie’s famous “Meme Review” show, the YouTuber star’s admiration for the Tesla boss has been evident. So it’s no surprise that the zany Swede would fall in love with one of the billionaire’s most bonkers creations.
Adding to PewDiePie’s (real name Felix Kjellberg) interest in the Cybertruck is the fact that it reminds him of one of the most iconic vehicles in video game history, the Warthog from the epic Xbox space opera, Halo.
However, he may be disappointed that a machine gun turret is unlikely to come as standard or even an optional feature. Then again, if Elon Musk was going to build anyone a custom Tesla, it would probably be PewDiePie.
Armed with 102 million subscribers on YouTube alone, PewDiePie’s influence is wide-reaching, and you can be sure there would be plenty of copycats to place their order alongside the social media star.
The big question for Kjellberg and other potential Tesla Cybertruck drivers is when the EV might be delivered.
Anyone can order Musk’s latest creation, but with the Model Y, redesigned Roadster, and Semi still in the pipeline, there is an obvious production logjam. Tesla is already manufacturing at a frantic pace with just to meet the demand for the Model S, Model 3, and Model X.
On a strange night in Los Angeles, where Tesla’s unbreakable glass broke, the Cybertruck was not the only surprise, as Elon Musk also introduced a new electric ATV. This arguably looks even more like the Halo Warthog, shrunk down to a miniature scale, as it rested neatly in the truck bed.
PewDiePie’s humorous take on the new Tesla poses an interesting question: Could this EV truck have military applications?
With tremendous off-road potential, bulletproof skin, and breathtaking acceleration, could there be government contracts in the pipeline? Plenty of media companies reported that Musk pitched the truck to the US Air Force, but he was quick to deny that was his intention.
The most important takeaway from all this is that if you see a giant, pale green Halo Warthog cruising around Brighton, England, a few years from now, you can be confident that PewDiePie’s dream came true.
Last modified: January 11, 2020 2:31 PM UTC