Meet the Cyberkat, a remote-controlled Snowcat inspired by the Cybertruck – Robb Report
Tesla’s Cybertruck encountered a number of delays on the way to production, but that didn’t stop the highly anticipated polygonal pickup from inspiring a myriad of new concepts along the way. The latest is a mini remote controlled snowcat designed to help you clear snow in the dead of winter.
The aptly named CyberKat was written by Ryan Butler of the startup Spyker Workshop. With a crisp, angular silhouette and very few curves, the sleek electric vehicle is the mirror image of its muse but is fitted with wide tracks that allow it to cut through a thick blanket of white snow.
Sporting a plasma-cut aluminum frame, the CyberKat measures 29 inches long by 19 inches wide and has 4.25 inches of ground clearance that allows it to glide over rough terrain. On the power side, the CyberKat works with a standard 775 electric motor and four 12-volt batteries. The aluminum drivetrain, on the other hand, can be easily set to high-speed or high-torque modes, according to Spyker Workshop. Although the startup did not provide any figures regarding horsepower or speed, a video shows the CyberKat prowling in the snow seemingly without a problem.
The coolest part, however, has to be the CyBlower. This nifty accessory, which is still in development, can be mounted on the CyberKat’s trailer hitch to help blow snow off in the blink of an eye. Think of it as a wheeled snow blower that you can control from the comfort of your living room. You can also use the hitch to pull a wheeled wagon or cooler, for example. To top it off, the CyberKat is equipped with light bars like the original Cybertruck that give it a futuristic look.
The CyberKat starts at $ 1,299, but you’ll have to shell out an additional $ 120 for the electronics kit to power it and an additional $ 80 for the optional radio. It is currently estimated that the first models will start shipping in January or February 2022, which means the CyberKat will likely beat the Cybertruck in the market. (Tesla’s truck is due to arrive next year.)
And while that won’t set you back as much as the recently announced Snowbot, the main thing is that you’ll have to build this beast yourself. Hey, there’s nothing like a good DIY project to start the New Year.
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