Recent Footage Reveals Astonishing Turning Radius of Tesla Cybertruck

Key Points

  • 🚙 The Tesla Cybertruck, despite its large size, has an impressive turning radius.
  • 🎥 A recent video captured the Cybertruck performing a smooth U-turn from left lane to incoming right lane.
  • 🛣️ The maneuver showcased the vehicle’s four-wheel steering system and short nose design.
  • 🔄 Elon Musk previously highlighted the Cybertruck’s turning capability, suggesting it might outperform a Model Y.

In terms of size, the Tesla Cybertruck is undoubtedly a substantial vehicle. With its robust design and cold steel exterior, the Cybertruck commands attention on the streets. Therefore, witnessing such a sizeable pickup truck maneuvering with such agility is a striking spectacle, creating the illusion of a significantly smaller vehicle.

A video capturing the Cybertruck’s agility was recorded by Joe Tegtmeyer, a dedicated drone observer of Tesla’s Giga Texas facility. During a recent flyover of the complex, Tegtmeyer had the opportunity to capture the all-electric pickup truck in action. The video showcases the Cybertruck departing from a Supercharger station before gracefully executing a U-turn on the road, highlighting its surprisingly smooth handling despite its formidable dimensions.

Seeing a large pickup truck perform a U-turn is nothing special, but one could immediately tell that the Cybertruck’s turning radius is very impressive. The video showed the Cybertruck taking the U-turn from the left lane and finishing the maneuver on the incoming right lane. The whole turn was one quick maneuver, which is quite impressive considering that the roads in the area only had two lanes.

There are a variety of apparent reasons why the Cybertruck has an impressive turning radius. For one, the vehicle looked like it was using its four-wheel steering system during the maneuver. The all-electric pickup truck also has a very short nose, which likely helps the driver perform technical maneuvers properly, even in tight areas. 

This is not the first time that the Cybetruck’s impressive turning radius has caught the attention of electric vehicle enthusiasts online. Back in March, a video of the Cybetruck using its four-wheel steering system in action was shared on X, Elon Musk’s social media platform. The Tesla CEO responded to the video, noting that the Cybertruck may actually be better than a Model Y in turning. 

Musk’s comment was received with some excitement, especially since the Cybertruck is so much larger than the Model Y. The Model Y features a length of 187 inches, while the Cybertruck is expected to be around 231 inches long. If the Cybetruck would indeed be better at turning than the all-electric crossover, it would be quite an accomplishment for the electric vehicle maker. 

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