In a revelation that has left both the tech and gaming communities utterly bamboozled, Elon disclosed the muse behind the Cybertruck’s notoriously unconventional design. Just weeks before the much-anticipated delivery event, Elon confessed that the inspiration was none other than the angular bosom of Lara Croft from the original 1996 Tomb Raider game.
“It’s all about nostalgia and aerodynamics,” he stated during a press conference. “Anyone who’s ever navigated Lara through the pixelated tombs of yesteryears knows the…um, iconic geometry she was rocking. I was replaying the classic, eating a sandwich, when it hit me – those angles could literally cut through air.”
Determined to validate their sudden hypothesis, the team embarked on what can only be described as one of the most bizarre R&D projects in automotive history. They 3D printed a life-sized model of 90s video game icon Lara Croft, not for any weird reasons, but for science, specifically wind tunnel testing.
“To be honest, I half-expected security to escort me out of my own building,” said one engineer, still seemingly recovering from the experience. “But when Lara – I mean, the model – was placed in the tunnel, you could hear a pin drop. Then the data came in, and it was a eureka moment.”
The results were astonishing, to say the least. The angular, polygonal design principles from the blocky rendition of Ms. Croft proved to be unexpectedly aerodynamic, outperforming several traditional vehicle models. It wasn’t long before these principles were incorporated into what the world now recognizes as the Cybertruck, an electric vehicle seemingly designed by a kindergartener who refuses to be constrained by the societal norms of “curves” and “non-lethal edges.”
As the news broke, social media went into a frenzy. “I always knew my hours dedicated to Tomb Raider were contributing to a greater societal good,” tweeted one fan. In contrast, others expressed concern, questioning what other design inspirations they might unveil in the future.
The automotive industry has seen its fair share of eccentric innovations, but none quite match the journey from a pixelated video game character to a futuristic electric vehicle. As we anticipate the Cybertruck’s official roll-out, one can’t help but wonder if the vehicle’s rugged terrain capabilities can match the tomb raiding, dinosaur-dodging, and puzzle-solving skills of the legendary Lara Croft herself.