The initial hit from the sledgehammer compromised the window glass, and the steel ball had its way with the driver’s side window of the Cybertruck. About four and a half years removed from the failure at the event, the Cybertruck underwent the same scrutiny without the initial sledgehammer test thanks to the YouTube channel.
Thankfully, the result was different. Fascinating results.
Additionally, the new and revised test, which was performed with a baseball at the Cybertruck Delivery Event in November, was also performed. Both tests were successful, meaning that neither of the windows was compromised by either ball being hurled at the glass.
This was a notable success for Cybertruck, especially as the cracked glass of 2019 became a bit of a meme. [Elon Musk shares details behind Tesla Cybertruck’s Armor Glass fail demo]
It was almost a blooper for Tesla as its narrative that the Cybertruck was nearly indestructible was blown wide open by a test performed by two minds that created the all-electric beast.
The Cybertruck has undergone much more intense testing than a few balls being thrown at the windows. [Tesla posts behind the scenes footage of Cybertruck’s “bullet test” demo]
The Cybertruck truly is a beast of a vehicle.
It has survived gunfire, among other tests that Tesla put it through before it finally decided it was ready for deliveries. However, now that it has been subjected to the infamous “Steel Ball Test” that it did not pass in late 2019 once again, owners can be sure that their car will be safe when it is parked at a Little League game or if a few kids in the neighborhood try to emulate the test von Holzhausen and Musk put it through during the unveiling event.