Early sketches show Tesla's Cybertruck could have looked very different

The Tesla Cybertruck's wild angular design polarised opinion when it was first revealed back in 2017. Now that the electric pick-up is finally emerging from production, a new biography of company CEO Elon Musk appears to cast some light on the design process behind it.

An image shared by biographer Walter Isaacson shows a glimpse of early sketches of the vehicle and also some surprising influences on a wall-mounted inspo board. It seems Musk was always intent on an edgy sci-fi look (see our pick of the best car logo redesigns for more inspiration).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.