Is a Tesla really bulletproof

From 9mm to .50 Cal: Discovering if the Tesla Cybertruck Really is Bulletproof

In a bid to put Elon Musk’s bold claims to the test, the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything has subjected the Tesla Cybertruck to a barrage of firearm rounds, ranging from a 9mm Glock 19 to a formidable .50 calibre rifle.

Zack Nelson, the host renowned for his rigorous smartphone durability tests, shifted his focus to the Cybertruck in his latest video. Despite Musk’s assertion that the Cybertruck’s panels are bulletproof (excluding the windows), Nelson began by cautioning that nothing is truly bulletproof, as there’s always a bullet capable of penetrating.

Starting with the 9mm Glock 19, previously deemed ineffective against the Cybertruck by Musk, Nelson observed that while the bullets failed to penetrate the panels, repeated shots at the same spot led to cracks.

Moving up to a .22 calibre and then a .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire round, Nelson found varying degrees of success, with the latter managing to breach the panel due to its exceptional velocity.

The .223 Remington rounds, propelled by an AR15 at 3,200 feet per second, tore through the stainless steel door and penetrated the interior panel, showcasing the vulnerability of the Cybertruck to larger, faster projectiles.

Finally, the .50 calibre rifle round, although slower than the AR15, left sizable holes in both sides of the door, causing notable damage to the inner panel. Surprisingly, the truck’s window remained intact despite the impact of the massive bullet, defying expectations.

While the Cybertruck exhibited resilience against smaller firearms, the test underscored the limitations of its purported bulletproof capabilities when faced with larger caliber projectiles, offering valuable insights into its real-world performance under gunfire.

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