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Elon Musk isn’t the only tech-world curiosity stirring up New York this weekend. It seems the soon-to-be SNL host has been joined by the Tesla Cybertruck (or at least a prototype of it).

The notorious Armageddon-ready e-pickup, which starred in a viral demo-gone-wrong in 2019, appears in a video tweeted out Saturday by Tesla. The brief clip shows the vehicle rolling past the Radio City Music Hall (doesn’t look like any Rockettes were injured during the stunt).

Cybertruck in NYC pic.twitter.com/Q7JnSo1QoX

— Tesla (@Tesla)
May 8, 2021

Twitter user Eric Rihlman also tweeted out footage of the Cybertruck, and he posted a still shot of the pickup making its way through Times Square on Friday night, along with a comment about the “Blade Runner vibes” he felt on witnessing the spectacle.

Tesla Cybertruck in Times Square.#cybertruck pic.twitter.com/65BIn9WNsY

— 𝐄𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐑𝐢𝐡𝐥𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐧 (@ericrihlmann)
May 8, 2021

Blade Runner vibes with the Tesla #Cybertruck making an appearance in Times Square NYC on the eve of Elon Musk’s SNL appearance. pic.twitter.com/3ZCKPOh0ew

— 𝐄𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐑𝐢𝐡𝐥𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐧 (@ericrihlmann)
May 8, 2021

That tweet got a rise out of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Musk himself, who replied, “Great pic.” (On Friday, Musk had tweeted that the prototype would be visiting New York.)



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Musk of course is scheduled to host Saturday Night Live tonight, where, he’s said, there’s “no telling” what he’ll do. Here’s how to watch, as well as what to know about the comments that Musk, his fans, and SNL cast members have made about his  role as host.

And the Tesla Cybertruck? It’s supposed to launch sometime this year, but in April, Musk made it sound like that may not be happening.

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