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Bosnian Tesla fan impatient for Cybertruck release builds a lookalike

Stock MarketsSep 05, 2020 11:26AM ET
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MOSTAR, Bosnia (Reuters) - A Bosnian fan of both Ford trucks and Elon Musk's Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) could not just sit on his hands waiting for the electric carmaker to release its Cybertruck, expected from late 2021. Instead he came up with his own version of the futuristic vehicle.

It took eight months for IT specialists and engineers at Igor Krezic's Stark Solutions company to disassemble a rugged Ford Raptor F-150 into its smallest parts and then transform it into petrol-powered vehicle that resembles a Cybertruck.

The first drive through the streets of the southern town of Mostar drew a lot of attention, Mario Coric, the company manager, told Reuters.

"Everybody was watching and half of them thought we made a tank, because people don't know what the Cybertruck is. One girl even stopped and asked if this is the place where they are producing Tesla Cybertruck," Coric said on Friday.

Krezic declined to speak to Reuters.

Though it may not look identical to Cybertruck's functional prototype the pickup captures its spirit.

"The owner wanted us to combine two opposite sides -- Ford and Cyber -- because he is a fan of both Tesla and Ford, so we merged two souls into one," he said.

"This one uses gasoline and Tesla uses electricity. We tried to copy as much as possible but our car is not the same size as the Cybertruck," Coric added.

There was no immediate comment from Tesla and Ford.

Coric said Stark Solutions was now trying to register the pickup to be able to drive it on roads but they were encountering problems because sharp vehicle edges like those seen on the Cybertruck are banned in Bosnia.

Tesla plans to build its $1.1 billion Cybertruck factory near Austin, Texas, ending an intense competition with neighbouring Oklahoma, the carmaker's chief executive Musk announced in July.

With a starting price of $39,000, the Cybertruck resembles an armoured vehicle and takes aim at the heart of Detroit automakers' profitable truck business.

Bosnian Tesla fan impatient for Cybertruck release builds a lookalike
 

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Patron Silver
Patron Silver Sep 06, 2020 10:20PM ET
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this looks better than the actual truck which looks like garbage
tonald drump
tonald drump Sep 06, 2020 6:12PM ET
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What video game is this?
John Shiels
John Shiels Sep 06, 2020 4:13PM ET
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This has to be the ugliest truck ever made.
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Adam Anderson Sep 05, 2020 6:59PM ET
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Breaking new looks like this car is ******people in China 😬
Anthony Anthony
Anthony Anthony Sep 05, 2020 6:47PM ET
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How/why can a company with poor quality products and garbage looking design have big jump on stock price?
Adam Anderson
Adam Anderson Sep 05, 2020 6:47PM ET
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Becaue its full of sycophantic individuals.
Alan Rice
Alan Rice Sep 05, 2020 6:47PM ET
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How can tulips fetch $15,000 / bulb ?? (in 2020 adjusted dollars)
Kurt Maxberry
NEVERLONG Sep 05, 2020 2:22PM ET
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20dollars once tesla starts making them
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You're being generous they should discount for the recycling fees
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Adam Anderson Sep 05, 2020 11:46AM ET
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Well its as ugly as the orginal so good for him
 
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