Apparently, it is not brung.
Ford executive Sunny Madra tweeted a challenge to Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Monday for a rematch of a tug-of-war Tesla performed between its electrical Cybertruck and an F-150 that has been criticized by many, together with Neil deGrasse Tyson, for being unfairly matched, to which Elon Musk replied: “Bring it on“.
Nevertheless, when requested if Tesla had reached out to Ford to arrange a contest, a Ford spokeswoman stated “Sunny’s tweet was tongue in cheek to level out the absurdity of Tesla’s video, nothing extra.”
“With America’s best-selling truck for 42 years, we’ve all the time targeted on serving our truck clients no matter what others say or do. We look ahead to our all-new F-150 hybrid coming subsequent 12 months and all-electric F-150 in a couple of years,” she added.
Nonetheless, Musk agreed to do proper by deGrasse Tyson’s suggestion that the heavier weight of the battery-powered Cybertruck gave it a traction benefit and that Musk ought to degree the taking part in discipline and repeat the check.
“All of us love Torque. However excessive Torque simply spins a tire in place if there’s not sufficient weight to offer traction. Totally load the F150, giving highest traction to its rear wheels, then attempt to drag that up the hill. I in any other case agree: Load each to the max and the very best torque wins,” deGrasse Tyson tweeted.
Musk replied, “agreed, can be thrilling to see!” He additionally promised to webcast the do-over stay, presumably as early as subsequent week.
Tesla has not responded to a request for extra particulars on the occasion from Fox News Autos.