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LinusTechTips takes the Tesla Cybertruck for a spin – sort of

Published: 29/Mar/2020 22:04

by Bill Cooney


Tech YouTuber Linus Sebastian of LinusTechTips got as close as is currently possible to the new Tesla Cybertruck during a visit to the Hacksmith studio in a recent video.

The Cybertruck is probably one of the most-talked-about vehicles in the world since it was revealed in 2019, and with a 2021 release date, people are foaming at the mouth to get their first look at the unique new “car.”

Linus got closer to the Cybertruck than most people will, for a while at least, when he visited the Hacksmith studios in Ontario to check out their 1:2 scale replica of the SUV.

When the vehicle first pulls into frame in Linus’ video, for a half-second it almost looks like the real thing, until it parks next to actual full-size cars and the YouTuber pops out of the top.

For all intents and purposes, the mini version has all of the same features as the full-size, including LEDs on the front and rear and even a fully extendable tailgate.

Being a miniature replica, there wasn’t enough room to fit all of the technical bells and whistles in, but the model does boast a faux-marble dashboard much like the real truck.

In some aspects, though, the Hacksmith model Cybertruck outperformed its full-sized counterpart.

Linus was unable to leave more than a scuff when he threw a metal ball bearing at the replica’s window, whereas the real version’s glass shattered into a spiderweb.

Furthermore, its door panel didn’t dent when the YouTuber smacked it with a sledgehammer either, unlike the actual model, which was definitely worse for wear after similar tests.

Linus threw the ball bearing with all his might, but couldn’t make more than a scuff mark.

The Hacksmiths aren’t the only ones to make a replica of the Cybertruck since it captured people’s imaginations in 2019, but theirs is one of the most accurate recreations so far.

We probably won’t see an actual, market-ready one until we get closer to its 2021 release date, so for now, replicas like this will just have to be the next best thing.


Forza Horizon 4 Backstage cars list, location & passes

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:49

by Kieran Bicknell


Series 28 of Forza Horizon 4 saw a number of updates and changes implemented, with one of the biggest being the introduction of Horizon Backstage. We explain how to access this new area, and give a rundown of all the cars available. 

The Forza Backstage area was added to Forza Horizon 4 as part of the Series 28 update on October 13, 2020.

Allowing players access to exclusive, ultra-rare, and hard-to-find cars, the Backstage area is an exciting new addition to the game. Along with making it easier to find such rare cars, it also makes them far more accessible, as each featured vehicle only costs one ‘Backstage Pass’ rather than millions of credits.

Horizon Backstage LocationHorizon Backstage is located behind the main Horizon Festival stage.

How to access Horizon Backstage

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage can be accessed much the same as the ‘Autoshow’ in the game.

Players can either drive to the physical location found behind the main Horizon Festival Stage, or access via the ‘Autoshow’ menu.

You can also access the area via the pause menu, by selecting “Horizon Backstage” under the ‘Cars’ tab.

Horizon Backstage Car ListEach car costs 1 Backstage Pass, and is limited to one per player.

Forza Horizon 4 Backstage Passes

Each vehicle in the Backstage area is available for purchase by players. Instead of the usual method of obtaining cars via in-game credits or Forzathon points, each vehicle costs 1x Backstage Pass.

These passes are awarded to players once they reach certain milestones in Festival event playlists. Passes are not specific to particular cars, and can be used for any vehicles featured in the backstage area.

Players can also accumulate passes, as they do not have an expiry date. It is important to note, however, that each featured car is limited to only one per player.

Horizon Backstage car votingThe Forza Horizon 4 community has the opportunity to vote which cars make it to Backstage.

Horizon Backstage cars

The cars featured in Horizon Backstage are chosen via community vote. From what we can see, previous cars stick around after their initial period, and currently, players are able to access Backstage featured cars from the previous seven days.

Currently available Horizon Backstage cars:

  • 1999 Lotus Elise Series 1 Sport 190
  • 2012 Ferrari 599XX Evo
  • 1965 Hoonigan Gymkhana 10 Hoonicorn Mustang
  • 2005 Hot Wheels Ford Mustang
  • 1970 Porsche 914/6
  • 2018 Honda Civic Type R
  • 1994 Nissan Fairlady Z Version S Twin Turbo
  • 2001 TVR Tuscan S