Elon Musk announced his Cybertruck some time ago but what most people don’t know is – the all-electric Cyber Truck; the story behind it is of luck, dreams, and inspiration. It happened in 1989 when an anonymous couple bought a storage unit in a blind auction for $100. No one knew what was inside it. Only when the couple opened the shuttle of the storage unit did they learn that it actually contained a 1976 Lotus Espirit Sports car.
However, the significance of this was lost on the couple, who were just happy to have found a sports car. They called a loading truck and took the car home. The truck owner actually informed the couple that the vehicle they had found was actually one of the eight cars used in the filming of the 1977 movie The Spy Who Loved Me.
A car found in a store Unit for $100
The couple then restored the car and occasionally displayed it at various exhibits for the next two decades, only to see it at an auction in 2013. Can you guess who bought this car? Yes, Elon Musk.
Elon paid nearly $1 million for this car. When asked why he did it, he said, “It was amazing as a little kid in South Africa to watch James Bond in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me drive his Lotus Esprit off a pier, press a button, and have it transform into a submarine underwater,” he said. “I was disappointed to learn that it can’t actually transform. What I’m going to do is upgrade it with a Tesla electric powertrain and try to make it transform for real.”
Elon Musk was really excited about this car. He used this car as an inspiration to launch his all-electric Cyber Truck. “Cybertruck is built with an exterior shell made for ultimate durability and passenger protection. Starting with a nearly impenetrable exoskeleton, every component is designed for superior strength and endurance, from Ultra-Hard 30X Cold-Rolled stainless-steel structural skin to Tesla armor glass.”
This Cybertruck is an all-steel car, which will be colorless. Tesla will eventually offer wraps for this, but the plan is currently on hold. Regardless of the color, there is no denying that this car is one of a kind and seems pretty impressive. The Skeleton of the vehicle promises ultimate durability and passenger protection.
It would be exciting to see the Cybertruck on the road. Especially on the streets of Pakistan, wouldn’t it?