In Ford F-150 and Tesla Cybertruck's tug-of-war, Lego wins
It so happened that Tesla Chief
Executive Troll Officer Elon Musk shared a video of the recently-unveiled Cybertruck towing a Ford F-150.
Minutes after that, Ford's VP called for an "apples to apples" test of the two pickups.
We had almost grabbed our popcorns, but then Ford's spokesperson dismissed the possibility of the actual tug-of-war.
In all of this, the award for the best troll goes to Lego, though.
Tesla Cybertruck v/s Ford F-150: How it all began
After unveiling the Cybertruck last week, Musk shared a video of the all-electric pickup truck towing a Ford F-150 uphill after a short tug-of-war battle. Many questioned whether it was a fair fight, including scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson who said "contest is more about the Physics of Friction than Engine Power". But what really got Musk's attention was a tweet from a Ford executive.
Here's what Tyson said about the tug-of-war battle
A badass @Tesla looking like it’s doing a badass thing. But if the @Ford F-150 is RWD **with no payload** then weight on the Rear Axle is greatly reduced, offering only mild traction for the Tesla to overcome. This contest is more about the Physics of Friction than Engine Power.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 25, 2019
Ford VP calls for an "apples to apples" test
Not the one to take it lying low, Sundeep Madra, Ford's VP, asked Musk to send over a Cybertruck so they can do an "apples to apples" test. Obviously, Musk didn't shy away from the competition, and responded with a "bring it on" tweet. However, Ford has now said the tweet wasn't meant to be a serious challenge, just a "tongue in cheek" comment.
Here's what Ford had to say on the Cybertruck-F150 duel
"Sunny's tweet was tongue in cheek to point out the absurdity of Tesla's video, nothing more," a Ford spokesperson told TechCrunch. "With America's best-selling truck for 42 years, we've always focused on serving our truck customers regardless of what others say or do. We look forward to our all-new F-150 hybrid coming next year and all-electric F-150 in a few years."
Tesla might conduct another battle soon with a full-loaded F-150
Sure, will aim to do this next week— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 26, 2019
But between the F-150 and Cybertruck tug-of-war, Lego wins
If you can't choose between Tesla and Ford, chances are you will like Lego's simpler and cheaper electric pickup truck. Lego Australia posted a picture of one lego brick with four wheels attached to it and said it is "guaranteed shatterproof." (Woot, woot)