Truer words may have never been said than those words by Yanko Design when discussing Istanbul-based designer Emre Husmen’s vision of a Tesla Pickup Concept: “It’s a shame that this conceptual Tesla pickup is fan-made, because it’s an absolute beauty!” Take one look at the design, and no doubt you’ll agree with Yanko’s assessment.
Husmen’s design takes the swooping, flowing design of Tesla’s sedans and adds in a truck bed and beefier tyres. The headlights and taillights are kept razor thin, and while the truck looks stocky and thick, it still has a racing feel to it. You can just imagine this truck hauling a third wheel behind it, or throttling down the track. The front end is so shockingly different than what you might expect from a truck design, but thanks to the electric platform, you don’t need the expansive grille for a combustion engine.
Instead, Husmen imagines the grille as a part of the form rather than the function. The concept sports four doors, which flare out to meet with the wheel wells, giving the truck a slight hourglass look. The beefy wheels are supported by a pretty high ground clearance, making the truck look like an off-road champion, and giving the sense that this pickup could double as a Baja racer.
Hopefully Yanko—and others—will keep preaching the truth about this concept, and maybe we’ll see it come to life.