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Tesla Cybertruck hits New York ahead of Elon Musk's SNL hosting appearance

Roadshow logo Roadshow 5/9/2021 Edward Moyer
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Tesla, SpaceX and Boring Company honcho Elon Musk isn't the only tech-world curiosity stirring up New York this weekend. It seems the soon-to-be SNL host has been joined by the Tesla Cybertruck (or at least a prototype of it).

The notorious Armageddon-ready e-pickup, which starred in a viral demo-gone-wrong in 2019, appears in a video tweeted out Saturday by Tesla. The brief clip shows the vehicle rolling past the Radio City Music Hall (doesn't look like any Rockettes were injured during the stunt -- or any rockets either, for that matter).

a truck driving down a dirt road © Tesla

Twitter user Eric Rihlmann also tweeted out footage of the Cybertruck and posted a still image of the pickup making its way through Times Square on Friday night, along with a comment about the "Blade Runner vibes" he felt on witnessing the spectacle.

That tweet got a rise out of Musk himself, who replied, "Great pic." (On Friday, Musk had tweeted that the prototype would be visiting New York.)

Musk is scheduled to host Saturday Night Live tonight, where, he's said, there's "no telling" what he'll do. Here's how to watch, as well as what to know about the comments that Musk, his fans, and SNL cast members have made about his role as host.

As for the Tesla Cybertruck, it's supposed to launch sometime this year. But in April, Musk made it sound like that may not happen.

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First published on May 8, 2021 at 2:24 p.m. PT.

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