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Tesla Model S Plaid Looks Rad With Carbon-Fiber Widebody Kit From Unplugged Performance

The Tesla Model S Plaid isn't particularly subtle. In combination with a carbon-fiber widebody kit from the good folks at Unplugged Performance, it's the very opposite of subtle and – surprisingly – not garish.
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Dark Knight is the moniker given to this particular build, a bespoke commission tailored to the owner's individual preferences. Under the Model S-APEX Plaid complete vehicle program, Unplugged Performance is much obliged to get any paint color, interior materials, and special features you want. For a hefty price, of course!

Pictured on Michelin Pilot Sport rubber mounted on UP-03 forged monoblock wheels, the Dark Knight boasts carbon-fiber rocker panels with integrated bargeboards for improved aerodynamic flow. Koenigsegg Advanced Manufacturing helped Unplugged Performance design the carbon-fiber longtail spoiler out back. Up front, you'll find an Autobahn carbon-fiber diffuser spoiler.

Billet aluminum adjustable control arms also need to be mentioned, along with carbon-ceramic brakes with silver-painted calipers, carbon-fiber brake cooling ducts, an adjustable rear sway bar, and the Unplugged Performance Sports Dynamic Lowering Kit. As far as the interior is concerned, the Hawthorne-based tuner collaborated with Pacific Palisades-based von Holzhausen for Banbu vegan leather in Serrano Red for the dashboard, center console, door panels, and seats.

That being said, let's talk numbers. The sticker price of a Model S-APEX Plaid isn't known. Be that as it may, we do know that prospective customers can get in line for one by means of a $100 reservation fee. The front diffuser spoiler is $3,495 in carbon fiber, whereas the Koenigsegg-developed trunk lid spoiler adds $3,495 to the tally. Next up, a set of UP-03 wheels will set you back $5,980 at the very least. The carbon-ceramic brakes? Those cost $19,980 for the rotors and brake pads, which are compatible with the stock calipers.

The brake cooling ducts are $1,795, the billet adjustable rear camber arms cost $1,795 as well, the upper control arms retail at $2,195, and the Sports Dynamic Air Suspension Lowering Kit is currently listed at $495. Last but certainly not least, the three-way adjustable rear sway bar costs $395. Oh, and by the way, bear in mind these prices don't include shipping and installation.

Tesla's largest sedan yet is available to order at $78,490 for the Model S Standard Range. Level up to the Model S Plaid, and you're looking at $108,490 before taxes and potential savings. Capable of 396 miles (637 kilometers) on a full charge, the three-motor land missile is much obliged to hit 60 miles per hour (97 kilometers per hour) in 1.99 seconds (first foot of rollout subtracted).

Stupidly fast in the quarter mile, the Model S Plaid is rated at 200 miles per hour (nearly 322 kilometers per hour) with the optional Track Pack. Priced at $20,000, said package includes a set of forged aluminum wheels, track-ready brake fluid, more aggressive tires (Goodyear Supercar 3Rs), carbon-silicon-carbide rotors, high-performance pads, and one-piece forged calipers.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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