When Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the Cybertruck to the world last year, he had one trick hidden up his sleeve for his “one more thing” moment at the end of the event.
That was the all-electric Cyberquad ATV, which we have since learned will come as an accessory with the Cybertruck.
With the Cybertruck, and subsequently the Cyberquad not set to be released until later next year, Rich Benoit and Steven Salowksy of Rich Rebuilds took it upon themselves to create their own, complete with electric drivetrain.
Starting off with a 2008 Yamaha Raptor 700 bought off Facebook Marketplace, the pair modified it to house a Xero electric powertrain. That is the same powertrain rumoured to be in the prototype Cyberquad (via Teslarati).
To replicate the body of the Cyberquad, Salowsky first started off with paper and cardboard cutouts, eventually moving up to a mock-up made of ABS plastic.
The end result is nothing short of amazing, both in terms of looks and performance. The Cyberquad replica hit a top speed of over 100mph (160km/h), and was able to go from 0 to 60mph in just 3.9 seconds.
With the instant torque, Benoit was also able to easily tow a 5,000lb Humvee SUV.
According to the pair, the whole project cost about $18,000 USD ($23,700 CAD), and took about 300 hours of work to complete. From the looks of it, it was worth it.
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