You can now be the envy of your friends and say you own and drive a Tesla Cybertruck. Hot Wheels has released a Cybertruck remote-controlled car in 1:10 and 1:64 scale, with its polarising exterior styling, and features accurately resembling the real thing revealed in November 2019.
The 1:10 scale has already sold out with a USD$400 (AUD$600) price tag. It is capable of being driven off-road with power sent to all wheels, and has a Sport driving mode that can reach a 250mp/h (400km/h) scale speed. That’s how fast it goes in relation to the full-size truck, making the actual speed 25mp/h (40km/h).
For the record, the real top-of-the-range Tri-Motor AWD Cybertruck gets to 210km/h.
Along with working head- and tail-lights, the telescopic tailgate opens where a loading ramp can be folded out, and you can see the interior through the glass roof. Unlike the stainless steel body of the real thing, the RC version has a plastic body that can be removed to reveal even more of the cabin, and to gain access to the internal battery.
Speaking of, it has a 9.9-volt rechargeable battery with a 1:1 charge/run time.
A promotional video released by Hot Wheels replicates the colourful history of the Cybertruck, showing footage of its “insane towing capacity” by towing a large monster truck, referencing the tug-of-war with a Ford F-150 that the Cybertruck controversially won.
It also shows a toy figurine throwing a ball at the windows which shows it cracking, paying tribute to the launch of the real model, when a Tesla staffer threw a metal ball at the “armoured glass”, only for the glass to crack.
The remote-control even comes with its own cracked window vinyl sticker.
Meanwhile, the 1:64 scale is the size of your typical toy car and can fit on the famous Hot Wheels orange track. Put it into Sport driving mode, and you’ll get the 2WD model around that loop in no time.
The 1:64 scale is still available online and has a USD$20 price tag.
250,000 people around the world signed up in the first week of the real Cybertruck’s launch, with an undisclosed number of Australians putting down a $150 deposit. Production isn’t starting until 2021, with an Australian launch date yet to be released.