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First 8K Walk Around Video of a White Interior Tesla Cybertruck Showcases Sub-10-Micron Level Impeccable Build Quality

Last week, a Cybertruck prototype with fit & finish issues called into question Tesla’s build quality. However, Tesla has responded to critics by showcasing, in a new 8K video, a Cybertruck with sub-10-micron level accuracy & impeccable build quality.


Last week, a Cybertruck prototype sighting with subpar build quality has once again reignited concerns about Tesla’s build quality. The Cybertruck prototype had multiple uneven panel gaps, the tailgate did not align with the body, the doors did not close properly, and the hood had an opening that might let water in.

These flaws were seen in a stealth matte black Cybertruck that Tesla’s Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen was driving.

The matte black wrap made the Cybertruck appear cool beyond words. The vehicle looked so good, it left the internet foaming at the mouth with awe.

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This was a great marketing move by Tesla, however, a close inspection of the vehicle’s build quality has undercut some of the positive coverage. Most of the coverage of the matte black Cybertruck, which was overwhelmingly positive at the beginning soon turned into a discussion of Tesla’s manufacturing issues.

Edmunds even made fun of Elon Musk’s prior email he sent to Tesla employees instructing his workers to increase Cybertruck tolerances to sub-10 micron levels. Musk made this call to Tesla employees after reviewing a Cybertruck prototype with uneven panel gaps.

Musk’s email read…

Due to the nature of Cybertruck, which is made of bright metal with mostly straight edges, any dimensional variation shows up like a sore thumb.​

All parts for this vehicle, whether internal or from suppliers, need to be designed and built to sub 10 micron accuracy.​

That means all part dimensions need to be to the third decimal place in millimeters and tolerances need to be specified in single-digit microns. If LEGO and soda cans, which are very low cost, can do this, so can we.​

Precision predicates perfectionism.​


Edmunds in response, after witnessing the matte black Cybertruck with its multiple fit and finish issues, simply shared a video of the vehicle’s flaws and titled it “sub 10 micron accuracy?”

This was an obvious dig at Musk, however, a few days later, Tesla has responded to the critics by bringing a new Cybertruck prototype with impeccable build quality to the Annual Baron Investment Conference.

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The display Cybertruck had none of the issues of the previous Cybertruck prototype. As you can see from the 8K Cybertruck walk-around video below every panel, hinge, and gate fits perfectly. The Cybertruck actually has such a consistent build throughout the vehicle that it seems as though the truck was carved out of a single piece of metal.

This shows that Tesla is at least is able to produce a Cybertruck at this extreme level of precision. If Tesla can consistently crank out Cybertrucks at this quality it would not just improve the EV maker’s bad name when it comes to quality but will likely make Tesla vehicles the highest quality of fit and finish products.

This on its own is exciting, however, as the icing on the cake, the Cybertruck with the impeccable build quality also appears to be a white interior prototype.

Tesla has not officially announced the white interior of Cybertruck however, we’ve seen the vehicle in a couple of instances and the contrasting black and white interior with the shiny stainless steel exterior is simply breathtaking.

Since Tesla has highly tinted this Cybertruck, it’s difficult to appreciate the white interior in its full glory, however, if you’re interested, you can see the Cybertruck’s white interior as BBC Top Gear was filming a detailed Cybertruck review that will be released during the unveiling.

Currently, this is all the information we’ve regarding Tesla’s improved Cybertruck quality. However, we’ll be sure to keep you posted as Tesla starts delivering the Cybertruck to customers.

Until then, make sure to visit our site regularly for the latest updates.

So what do you think? Are you happy to see Tesla improving Cybertruck quality to such a high degree? Do you think the EV maker will be able to consistently crank out Cybertrucks at this level of fit and finish? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Tinsae Aregay has been following Tesla and The evolution of the EV space on a daily basis for several years. He covers everything about Tesla from the cars to Elon Musk, the energy business, and autonomy. Follow Tinsae on Twitter at @TinsaeAregay for daily Tesla news.


Jeffrey Antman (not verified)    November 12, 2023 - 10:51AM

My experience as a manufacturing engineer tells me that mass producing a difficult design generally results in more defects. Electric trucks that look like trucks are going to be easier to make with fewer defects than unique designs like CT. I experienced that if you’ve made 20,000 of anything that works, you know how to make it. Let’s watch Tesla make 20,000 of these and see how they look and work before passing judgement.

AC (not verified)    November 12, 2023 - 3:07PM

I really don't get why people would judging a product based on a prototype or pre production samples

J Boyd (not verified)    November 14, 2023 - 10:37AM

In reply to by AC (not verified)

I'm a real car enthusiast so I know good & bad designs but the CT is just ghastly IMO even in perfect form! I don't understand why exactly except maybe it's the car guy in me seeing a truck that's halfway to a car look. If this was a car it would die immediately but as a truck we're all used to seeing the basic designs so it may take getting used too. BTW the underpinnings have been terrible also and way below the standards for a truck!
This was a really serious departure for Musk but I hope it does well for him!

Doc (not verified)    November 16, 2023 - 11:56AM

Check the video again. 5m35s the seats are black. The only thing that is white is the dash and it’s always been that way.

Ural Idiots (not verified)    November 19, 2023 - 10:19AM

So Teslas top "engineer" instructed the actual engineers to dimension parts to .001mm and allow a tolerance of single digits? Oh boy......
A dimension of 3 places automatically implies a tolerance of .0005mm or 1/2 a micron. Saying he wants single digit tolerances implies he's happy with an error of .0090. Hmmmm.......seems those 3 place dimensions are just for show.

It's OK though, since a variation of .009mm equates to 1/3 of a 1/1000 of an inch. This is a level of precision completely unattainable in stamping,forming, or casting. Machined parts can be cut to within 3x that much, and ground to meet such a specification, but I don't think we want to build an entirely $15million truck do we?

And then there's the pesky little issue of temperature.....stainless steel grows about 16 microns/meter for every degree C change in temperature. A part, say a tailgate 1.3 meters wide, would grow about 800 microns between a cool morning at 0c and a comfortable afternoon where the sun could easily heat the panel to 40c. This part would grow more than Teslas 9 micron tolerance with just 1 degree variation in the temperature of the measurement room.

Again, it's all OK because no customer will ever discern such differences. A .1mm variation in panel gap is just .004 inches. That's a single hair, but it's also 100 microns. Pretty sure the average idiot, who tries to put gas in a tesla, doesn't even notice an error 10 times bigger than the "single digit micron" being proposed. Furthermore, if a few eternal virgins decided to go check the quality on a "sub micron" vehicle, they would have no means to do so. An experienced machinist or engineer with good technique and a set of quality calipers can sort out parts within about .0005". Have 2 people work together and their results probably won't entirely agree. Yet, .0005" is still 13 microns. Said nerds would fail to differentiate between parts that pass or fail the specified tolerance even when using instruments capable of measuring far beyond what we can see.

I guess, once again, the showman is blithering for show, and the fanboy press is a clueless tool in spreading hype.