New Tesla Cybertruck Prototype Reveals New Lights, Mirrors, Windshield, and Ram TRX Size

It looks closer to production than ever before.

Images: TheDrive.com

Spy shots of the Tesla Cybertruck testing indicate that it’s closer in size to a Ford Raptor or Ram TRX.

The Tesla Cybertruck has been an enigma since its initial debut in November of 2019. Tesla has pushed back production dates and even edited some of the online data on the truck. These changes and delays have made some fans anxious about the future of the Cybertruck.

Fortunately, these images and video acquired by The Drive show a Tesla Cybertruck testing at their Fremont, California facility. The images are a bit fuzzy, but it clearly shows a Cybertruck on the track. On top of that, the images show a few rather telling clues that the Cybertruck is nearer to production.

If you look closely, you’ll clearly see door mirrors (as opposed to cameras), a huge windshield wiper, and – marker lights. These marker lights may lead to a few clues about its overall size. Just like other oversized trucks, like the Ford Raptor, Ram TRX, and heavy-duty pickups, these lights are required. The Department of Transportation requires vehicles over 80 inches wide to be equipped with three amber lights to the front, and three red lights to the rear.

This is part of the table lifted from the NHTSA’s official site:

Front Clearance Lamps
Attention: Required for vehicles 2032mm wide or wider
( P2, PC* or P3*, PC2)
*photometrically certified at installation angle
Show vehicle’s widthMinimum 2YellowAt widest point – symmetrical – on the front or near the front-facing forwardAs high as practicable

The same goes for the red marker lights at the rear of the truck. Simply put, this truck will be over 80-inches wide. For perspective, the 2022 Ford Raptor is 86.3-inches wide, not counting the mirrors.

Now we’re finally getting to the meat and potatoes of the Tesla Cybertruck. It may be closer in size to the Hummer EV, than many thought.

Check out this video and tell us what you think!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.