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The Tesla Cybertruck 300X Reflective Stainless Steel Exoskeleton Turns Grayish Exotic Metal Color When Frozen

Tesla developed an ultra-corrosion-resistant stainless steel alloy, 300X, for the Cybertruck exoskeleton. The properties of the new metal are not well studied, however, a picture of a frozen-over Cybertruck shows it turning a grayish exotic metal color.


The Cybertruck is the first mass-market vehicle to be built out of 30X cold rolled stainless steel exoskeleton. Due to this fact, the vehicle will not get any paint and the only exterior finish available on the Cybertruck will be exposed metal.

Owners can wrap the Cybertruck in any color or design they choose. Recently a stealth matte black Cybertruck driven by none other than Tesla design chief Fran Von Holshausen has been making rounds on the internet.

We’ve also seen Cybertrucks wrapped by Tesla with varying camouflage designs. There are also a couple of Cybertrucks with spray-on graffiti paint and others wrapped to look like the Toyota Tundra and Ford F-150.

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This means the sky is the limit when it comes to personalizing your Cybertruck. However, if you are going to go with the naked stainless steel, how does your vehicle appear in various environments?

Thanks to an X user up in Alaska, who posted a picture of the Cybertruck in the freezing cold, we at least have a hint as to how the stainless steel changes in a frigid environment.

The picture posted by Greggertruck on the X platform shows a Cybertruck frozen over with ice and condensation. As you can see in the picture below, as it gets cold, the Cybertruck’s shiny stainless steel exterior turns a whitish gray.

In this color, the vehicle appears to be made out of some sort of exotic metal probably only found in comic books or something.

Tesla has said that the exact stainless steel alloy, 300X, being used on the Cybertruck was developed by Tesla and SpaceX engineers which means the Cybertruck’s stainless steel metal is indeed a first of its kind for the world.

In addition to the stainless steel, we also see the Cybertruck’s windshield screen completely frozen over with ice. One concern for the vehicle is that the flat surface of the Cybertruck might be too much of a comfortable space that will allow ice to build up.

In addition to the ice, the Cybertruck in the photo is also towing a boat. This gives a glimpse into how someone would look pulling up to a boating area in this futuristic vehicle.

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The triangular exposed stainless steel design might not be everyone’s cup of tea however, looking at this magnificent picture, you know for better or worse the Cybertruck will garner attention wherever it goes.

Currently, this is all the information we’ve regarding the Cybertruck and how it will look in the winter. However, we’ll be sure to keep you posted when we learn more about the all-electric truck.

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

So what do you think? Does the Cybertruck still look good frozen over with ice? Also, given its futuristic design, how do you think the Cybertruck will fare in everyday conditions? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Image: Courtesy of Greggertruck on X

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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.


Joe (not verified)    November 14, 2023 - 8:24PM

Haha. Yeah, watch out for those palm trees in Alaska. If you're referring to the coloration on the lower door panel, that's a reflection of the puddle below... also not frozen.