The most affordable option costs $2,299, and it involves sending the original and unmodified yoke to T Sportline and having an extra $500 for a "core exchange fee," which involves moving the airbag from the old wheel to the new one. The $500 fee is refunded once the airbag transfer is complete.
If you have spotted the carbon-fiber steering wheel in the photo gallery, also offered in yoke-only form – BTW, you must know that it costs $3,499. If you are happy with customized upholstery that involves "European leather," along with hand-stitching, you will have to pay $2,499.
Unfortunately, the creators of the modified yoke have not explained if the added top part of the wheel is high enough to provide a clear view of the Model S' gauge cluster.
While a normal steering wheel would be the obvious choice if you do not like the yoke, this solution allows keeping some of its awkwardness while still having something that resembles a steering wheel.
We can only hope that whoever installs this on their Tesla will continue to have an adequate position of their hands on the wheel. In other words, if you buy something like this, please do not drive with just one hand in the top section of the steering wheel. Refrain from doing that in any car, as it limits your range of motion, making it harder to avoid an accident, while also being more dangerous in the event of an accident.
The aftermarket yoke replacement was announced last fall, and it appeared on T Sportline's website in the last days of 2021. We can't wait to see the first reviews of it once they are published.
renders vs photo real. much thicker and proportioned in person. pic.twitter.com/3OY1VOsWVB— T Sportline (@TSportline) December 31, 2021