QOTD: Did the Tesla Cybertruck Just Dethrone the Beetle As the Most Instantly and Universally Recognized Automotive Shape?

Love it or hate it, thanks to massive media exposure the Tesla Cybertruck is probably now the most instantly and universally recognizable automotive shape. If nothing else, Elon Musk has pulled off a coup in this regard; it took a lot longer than 24 hours for the VW Beetle to attain this status; more like 24 years. And given how time has moved on, the VW’s long reign at the top was probably fading fast anyway.

Or did I miss someone?

There’s already a Cybertruck cybersweater.

And a Lego CT. How many days before CT toys are on the shelves?

How about the CT in military or police garb?

It would be interesting to know just how many of the globe’s 7.7 billion inhabitants have laid eyes on it in the past few days. There may be broken windows, but what’s the old saying about that there’s no such thing as bad publicity?

As of Sunday, Elon Musk tweeted that there have been over 187,000 preorders for the Cybertruck ($100; refundable). Update Sunday 7PM: It’s now >200k.