Are the boxy Tesla Cybertruck’s aerodynamics any good? An engineer found out

Tesla’s Cybertruck made quite a splash last week with its unconventional design, which raised a lot of interesting engineering questions. Among these was the question of aerodynamics. If the rest of Tesla’s vehicles use nice smooth curves to gain an aerodynamically efficient form, how does the Cybertruck move with all those hard angles?

Turns out an aerospace engineer had the same question and ran the Cybertruck through CFD software (computational fluid dynamics, a computer version of a wind tunnel) to find out whether the truck drives like a brick — or only looks like one.

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