An innocent drone video above Tesla’s Fremont plant revealed that Tesla’s electric car maker has a copy of the RAM 1500 TRX SUV powered by an internal combustion engine. The brand is testing it as a reference during the development of its Tesla Cybertruck pickup.
Tesla officially unveiled its first pickup model in 2019. In theory, the company should be on the market before the end of this year. However, new battery technology that this stainless steel model will use will delay its launch.
Tesla also takes into account the characteristics of its competitors when developing electric models. But until April, no one saw the Californian manufacturer test a competitive model. But the car that he decided to test is very peculiar, as they could not find a more productive model.
The video below provides stunning aerial views of Tesla’s California plant. It is not yet known if this initiative has anything to do with the brand. Or she’s connected to a car enthusiast who took the risk of driving where he shouldn’t.
The fact is that in addition to the usual working scenes, the drone captured a very specific shot. In the area where the newly-made cars are stored, there were several copies next to a small tent.
One of these vehicles is an example of the new most powerful variant of the 2021 RAM 1500 TRX full-size pickup trucks. Under its front hood is a supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat V8 with 712 hp.
What is Tesla doing with the most powerful pickup truck on the market? Most likely, it is used as a reference in the development of the new Tesla Cybertruck.
Earlier, AutoTimesNews talked about why Tesla owners in China began to shoot the brake pedal with a camera.