Cybertruck got a lot more expensive, starts at US$60k and up to $100k for the Cyberbeast spec

    When the Tesla Cybertruck was unveiled back in 2019, the pricing was announced as starting at US$39,990 for the Single Motor RWD.

    Today at the Cybertruck delivery event, Elon Musk confirmed the starting price would actually be US$60,990 and while that’s an increase, it is somewhat understandable, given the inflation that has occurred since that announcement. I don’t expect the price rise will image orders for the vehicle in a significant way.

    Cybertruck pricing

    The Cybertruck will be offered in 3 variants.

    • The Single Motor RWD is priced at US$60,990
    • The Dual Motor AWD is priced at US$79,990
    • The Cyberbeast AWD (likely a tri-motor) AWD is priced at US$99,990

    In today’s money, assuming a 2.1% inflation rate, that initial US39,990 starting price point would now be US$45,939.22, so a US$60k starting price is quite the rise.

    Cybertruck Specs

    The Rear-wheel drive spec will not be available until 2025. It will offer an estimated 250 miles of range which matches the initial announcement. The 0-60 MPH time will be a fairly modest (by Tesla’s standards) of 6.5s, however, in comparison to most trucks, this will be dramatically faster.

    The all-wheel drive option is coming in 2024 with an estimated 340-mile range, this is a sizable range increase from the initial 300+ mile range for the dual motor spec. Buy this spec and you’ll see a bump in acceleration to 4.1s to go from 0-100MPH and a top speed of 112 MPH. This is achieved from a combined 600HP and 7,435 lb-ft torque. It is interesting this is rated for 11,000 lbs of towing capacity, while the tow rating is not listed for the rear wheel drive.

    The top-spec, Cyberbeast option is also slated for 2024 deliveries. This features a 320 mile range (est.) well short of the 500+ mile range expected. This will disappoint many. The acceleration time is 0-60MPH and features a 130 MPH top speed. This option offers 845 HP and 10,296 LB-FT of torque, with the same 11,000 LBS of towing capacity.

    At the bottom of the Cybertruck page on Tesla’s website, they hide away an unknown, undefined option for a ‘Range Extender’ that will increase the range to 440+ MILES. We imagine this additional 120 miles of range would come in the form of an additional battery pack that connects in the bed of the truck. This will have some consequences, in consuming space which reduces payload, along with additional weight positioned higher on the body, and of course the unknown price.

    More information at

    Below is a screen grab from the original unveil event.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

    Leave a Reply


    Latest posts


    Related articles