Joe Rogan and The Rock praise 'f*****g insane' new Tesla electric car - 'It's a spaceship!'

Joe Rogan and the Tesla Cybertruck

Joe Rogan compared the Tesla Cybertruck to a 'time machine'

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Felix Reeves

By Felix Reeves


Published: 16/11/2023

- 11:18

Elon Musk was described as 'the best kind of billionaire' for making 'cool s**t'

Podcast host Joe Rogan spoke about his love for electric cars with Hollywood legend The Rock, gushing over Tesla’s new Cybertruck and its CEO Elon Musk.

On the most recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience, the host sat down with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, much to the delight of listeners and film fans.


While the pair spoke about a number of topics, including steroids and their political ambitions, they focused on Tesla for a chunk of the podcast.

Joe Rogan, who is an avid car collector, said he loves his Tesla Plaid electric car, praising it for its impressive speed, describing it as a “time machine”.

The Tesla Cybertruck

Drivers who wanted a Cybertruck could pre-order with a $100 deposit in 2019

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The Rock questioned whether Tesla manufactures SUVs or pickup trucks, with Joe Rogan telling the Fast and Furious star about the Model X and Cybertruck, with both vehicles instantly becoming popular among drivers.

The Model X SUV features falcon-wing doors and has seen consistent sales in the United States, although the right-hand drive version will no longer be sold in the UK and Ireland for the “foreseeable future”.

Tesla’s Cybertruck has also been a hit among the brand’s fans, although it has been at the centre of controversy in recent months and years.

The pickup truck, which was first announced in July 2019, received 250,000 deposits for pre-orders of the steel vehicle within weeks.

Speaking about the Cybertruck, Joe Rogan explained how Elon Musk had brought the vehicle to his studios earlier this year to show it off.

He said: “It’s f*****g insane. It’s insane. It’s a spaceship. Seeing it in real life is so f*****g cool, there’s something about photos, you’re not in contact, you’re not physically there.

“When you’re physically there and you look at it, you’re like ‘Oh my god, this thing is so cool’.

“Because it doesn’t look anything like any other car. It’s bulletproof by the way. It’s also arrowproof. I shot an arrow at it the other day.”

Rogan said the arrow he had fired bounced off the vehicle and “barely” left a mark, with Elon Musk saying it could protect motorists against gunfire.

The podcast host, who has more than 15 million subscribers on YouTube, said Musk was “the best kind of billionaire” because he makes “cool s**t”.

The Tesla Cybertruck

The Tesla Cybertruck is expected to launch later this month

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He added: “If you’ve never driven an electric car, you’ve got to get past the fact it doesn’t make any noise. A lot of people love the rumble of a V8 and all that jazz.

“But if you can get past that, just the sheer ability they have to just go. Just take off. Mine goes 0-60 in 1.9 seconds.”

Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla, posted the four-minute clip on X, formerly known as Twitter, which he also owns.

Following the video, Elon Musk also posted a teaser image of the Cybertruck delivery event, which is set to take place on November 30 at Tesla’s Gigafactory in Texas.

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While the Cybertruck has been praised for its bulletproof abilities, Elon Musk and other Tesla executives were left red-faced at the launch of the vehicle after the windows instantly shattered when Musk threw a metal ball at them.

He later joked that the windows didn’t actually break and that it would be fixed in the production process.

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