Now things are starting to heat up and Elon Musk, who never turns his back on a challenge, now has an “affront” for which he may not be up to the task. Musk and Tesla Cybertruck recently received the bold challenge to participate in the 2023 SCORE Baja 1000.
This is one of the most prestigious races in the world. Furthermore, anyone who challenges Cybertruck is a vehicle considered a beast in the off-road.
Is Tesla Cybertruck up to a 2023 SCORE Baja 1000?
The SCORE Baja 1000 is a Mexican off-road racing race held every year on the Baja California Peninsula. The race was founded by Ed Pearlman in 1967 and classified by SCORE International. It is one of the most prestigious off-road races in the world, but also very tough.
What is quite remarkable is that the vehicle that would probably face the Cybertruck in the 1,600-kilometer race would be a hydrogen-powered version. In fact, he is an off-road beast who has already won the event twice.
In April of last year, Elon Musk stated that Tesla works hard to increase the features of the Cybertruck's dynamic air suspension to give the all-electric pick-up better off-road capabilities.
Musk noted that such changes would allow Cybertruck to "kick the ass" in Baja. So this statement seems to have resonated with James Glickenhaus, the leader of the car manufacturer Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus.
As can be read in an Instagram post, Glickenhaus mentioned Musk's disdain for hydrogen-powered propulsion and Cybertruck's excursion to the Baja 1000. The SCG executive launched the challenge and boldly says Musk “Bring it on” .
He said that hydrogen technology is 'stupid and stunning'. He also mentioned that Baja would be a great test for his Cybertruck. We say bring it.
What is Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus?
SCG is a company that manufactures cars for the most diverse exotic segments. The company is responsible for vehicles such as the supercar 004C, which impacted the Nurburgring, and Boot, a $ 250,000 off-road that won the Baja 1000.
During the Boot test on the 2020 Baja 1000, the vehicle humiliated the noisy Ford, beating the mighty Bronco R in 5 hours and 15 minutes.
Although his challenge to Elon Musk and Tesla Cybertruck are already noteworthy, Glickenhaus increased the stakes even further.
Responding to Elon Musk's criticisms of hydrogen-powered propulsion, Glickenhaus noted in his social media post that his company is considering offering a hydrogen-powered version of Boot and that would be the vehicle that Cybertruck would face.