A new Cybertruck video has emerged on X showcasing the Tesla Cybertruck completing an incredibly tight turn using the truck’s rumored 4-wheel steering capabilities.
The new 26-second video embedded below shows the Cybertruck backing up in a tight space while the truck simultaneously does a left turn. While reversing the front wheels turn in the opposite direction to the direction we want the vehicle to go.
In the video, you can see the Cybertruck turning left while in reverse as the front wheels turn right. There is nothing unique about this, however, if we watch the video carefully, we can also see the rear wheels slightly turn in the opposite direction.
The video of the release candidate Cybertruck appears to be taken in a tight parking space. After backing up just a bit, we can see the Cybertruck running out of space without completing the turn.
This is where the rear wheel steering comes in force. As the Cybertruck starts going forward, we can see the rear wheels turning in the opposite direction. Unlike in reverse, this time the rear wheels turn a considerable amount which allows the truck to complete the turn as tightly as possible.
A friend just shared with me this video he took. Watch this 19+ ft Cybertruck achieve a small turning radius by pointing back tires in the opposite direction of the front tires. Pretty cool to see it in action. pic.twitter.com/aYG04BFqOv
— Ray (@ray4tesla) October 2, 2023
Tesla has not yet released the details of the Cybertruck’s 4-wheel steering capabilities however, the video suggests, this feature will be an important addition to the vehicle and further supports Elon Musk’s earlier assertions that the Cybertruck will have a better turning radius than a Model Y.
The Cybertruck’s 4-wheel steering is only the latest of the truck’s many incredible capabilities. Since unveiling the Cybertruck back in 2019, Tesla has implemented several improvements.
These include 4680 cells and a structural battery pack, front and rear casting, 1000-volt high voltage architecture, 48-volt low voltage architecture, a secondary screen for rear passengers, and so on.
And with all these improvements added to the initial prototype, we can’t wait to see the vehicle out on the roads. Lucky for us, Tesla appears to be preparing for Cybertruck deliveries as soon as this month.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted as Tesla works to deliver the truck. Until then, make sure to visit our site torquenews.com/Tesla regularly for the latest updates.
So what do you think? Excited to see the Cybertruck’s 4-wheel steering in action? Also, given all these capabilities do you think Tesla will be able to offer the truck for the initial $40,000 starting price? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Image: Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.
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