Tesla Cybertruck Costs $60,990, Range-Topping Cyberbeast Gets 845 HP

Yesterday, Tesla held a delivery event- hosted by Elon Musk, of course- for the long-awaited Cybertruck. Pricing and hard specs were announced in tandem, with the base, rear-wheel drive Cybertruck starting at an estimated $60,990 MSRP before taxes, delivery, and incentives. It offers a claimed 250-mile range, a 7,500-pound towing capacity, and a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds. There is a catch. These won’t be out until 2025, and the pricing makes this a full $20,000 off the Elon’s claimed $40K price point from 2019.

Three trims are available in total, and the middling one, simply called “All-Wheel Drive” introduces just that to the lineup in the form of a dual-motor setup. The pricing and specs are both full of larger numbers, too. At an estimated $79,990, the truck claims 350 miles of range, 600 horsepower, 11,000 pounds of towing capacity, and a 4.1-second 0-60 mph time. It also cannot turn into a boat, as Musk at one point claimed.

Sitting at the top of the range is the truck’s tri-motor Cyberbeast trim. It is also set to arrive in 2024 but with a much higher estimated price of $99,990. Power output is ramped up to 845 horses, and 0-60 times fall to 2.6 seconds. Moreover, the truck claims a top speed of 130 mph, an estimated range of 320 miles on a charge, and the same 11,000-pound towing capacity as the Cybertruck All-Wheel Drive.

Cybertruck ownership comes with other benefits as well. Tesla offers an interesting “range extender,” which is an “optional pack that fits in about 1/3 of the truck bed,” per Musk on X (formerly Twitter). He says it will be able to bump the range for the AWD and Cyberbeast trims to more than 470 and 440 miles, respectively. It isn’t clear if the pack will work with the rear-drive model. Given its massive size, and surely, weight, the pack has to be installed and removed by Tesla.

Other specs were also given during the presentation by Musk himself or were made available via Tesla’s website. This includes the potential for the AWD model to add a claimed 136 miles of range in just 15 minutes of charging, and the Cyberbeast will add 128 miles in the same span of time. The truck is equipped with what appear to be 35-inch tires as standard, and the four-corner air suspension will likely work in tandem with a number of drive modes. There is mention of an “extract mode” that likely is meant to get the truck moving again on tough terrain. Other features include a powered frunk, a bed that doesn’t need a liner thanks to “sheet-molded composite,” and an integrated tow hitch. Tesla has not said when in 2024 customers can expect deliveries.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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  • LABillyboy LABillyboy on Dec 01, 2023

    Wow is that ugly! Electrics make bad trucks, the Ford electric is the worst rated for reliability and falls way short of towing and mileage specs. Expect the same for this monstrosity... they had to try to get it this ugly!

    • David David on Dec 02, 2023

      It's ugly for a reason; "see what I got?!" It's like when the Prius came out. It was purposely made homely so that the great unwashed could see that "I bought this because I care." No matter that it had the looks of a 'possum, it was a statement. The Musk Truck can be as ugly as it wants, but at least make the bed more functional. The sloped sides make loading from the side, yes that happens, difficult at best. And, as anyone knows that has owned a pickup, how are you and your buddies supposed to lean on the bed, staring at the cargo or the floor of the bed talking about the Saints' latest loss, with those sloped sides? :-)