A bunch of maniacs constructed their very own model of the Tesla Cyberquad electrical ATV and examined it at over 100 mph.
When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck final yr, CEO Elon Musk had somewhat “another factor” second on stage once they introduced the Tesla Cyberquad, an electric ATV, to point out the loading capability of Cybertruck’s mattress.
On the time, it wasn’t clear whether or not Tesla deliberate on making the electrical ATV obtainable, however Musk later confirmed that it will be an option for Cybertruck buyers.
Some individuals can’t anticipate Tesla to make it a actuality, and just like the Cybertruck, it sparked a number of DIY initiatives to try to construct their very own Tesla Cyberquad.
Undoubtedly the perfect we have now seen thus far comes from the fellows at Wealthy Rebuilds, who simply accomplished their Cyberquad construct:
They mainly constructed the identical prototype that Tesla put collectively for the Cybertruck launch.
Tesla is probably going going to do one thing totally different for the manufacturing model, however based mostly on what we have now seen from the revealing, it seems to be like Tesla used a Yamaha Raptor ATV and transformed it to electrical with what seems to be a Zero Motorbike electrical motor.
Wealthy Benoit and Steven Salowsky from Wealthy Rebuilds already had expertise with doing electrical conversions utilizing a Zero Motorbike powertrain.
They purchased a 2008 Yamaha Raptor 700 ATV and salvaged elements from Zero Bikes bikes to get the venture began.
At first Benoit needed to only convert the Raptor with the electrical powertrain, however Salowsky took on the formidable job to make the physique appear like the Tesla Cyberquad physique.
The crew wrote in a electronic mail to Electrek:
They have been going to only convert it, then Steven supplied to design it to duplicate the Tesla Cyberquad. It began out as origami to create a way of scale to the items, after which Wealthy had wired the bike up with its new zero motor powertrain and welded the brand new drive unit to the rear, and Steven restructured a brand new aluminum trestle body onto the prevailing quad body, after which fashioned and minimize the brand new physique.
About 300 hours later, they’d their very own Tesla Cyberquad electrical ATV.
As you’ll be able to see within the video above, they’re reaching some insane efficiency with the automobile.
They’re going from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds, a lot sooner than the unique Raptor’s 5.4 seconds, and they’re reaching a a lot increased high pace of 102.5 mph.
Please don’t do that at dwelling.
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