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The Insane Tesla Cybertrax Demolishes Snow And Ice

• https://insideevs.com, By: Suvrat Kothari

If you've been following Tesla Cybertruck news for the past few weeks, you've likely seen the wild EV with snow-spitting tracks driving around Colorado's hills. The guys behind that monster Cybertruck released a video yesterday of how they modified the truck, and it will blow your mind.

The Cybertruck owner goes by the Instagram handle name of Supercar Ron, a Utah-based car collector who owns some of the fastest and coolest cars in the world, including the Bugatti Veyron, Lamborghini Huracan Sterrato, Porsche 911 Dakar, and several others.

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World's first Tesla Cybertruck with snow tracks.

The Tesla Cybertruck has polarized the automotive world with its off-beat stainless steel design and manufacturing innovations. A Utah-based workshop has taken it to another level by installing Helltrax snow tracks on it. 

He recently took delivery of a Foundation Series Cybertruck and tasked Sparks Motors with some crazy modifications. Sparks Motors engineered heavy-duty snow tracks, giving it the name Tesla Cybertrax.

It wasn't an easy job. They had to re-engineer the suspension to accommodate the Helltrax snow tracks. Naturally, the factory suspension wasn't built to withstand the level of abuse the snow tracks would expose the chassis to.

The Cybertrax broke down on both the first and the second trial runs. On the first run, the factory-fitted front upper control arm broke "like a piece of paper." It was super thin and not structurally sound, as per Dave Sparks of Sparks Motors.

On the second run, a bolt that held the tie rod to the rear steering rack broke. So Sparks Motors had to disable the rear-wheel steering. Additionally, they beefed up the control arms and installed stronger Fox shocks to make it all work. They also installed custom bumpers and rockers to give the EV a stronger footing.