It was bound to happen eventually.
The Tesla Model S has become one of the most popular electric cars on the market, and few cars achieve that kind of popularity without sparking a customer’s desire to depart from the herd.
If there’s any place where a Model S might seem common, it’s California. That may explain why Al & Ed’s Autosound of West Hollywood decided to “improve” this award-winning luxury sedan.
The most remarkable thing about this custom Model S is its sticker price of up to $205,820, according to AutoBlog. Keep in mind that a stock Model S P85 – the most expensive version – has a base price of around $94,000.
So what do you get for all of that extra cash, besides an empty bank account?
Aesthetic upgrades include a carbon-fiber bodykit for $5,250, a $6,000 3M color-change vinyl wrap in a color that looks like regurgitated wine, and $7,500 “GhostGold” forged alloy wheels (grey turbine wheels are also available for $4,500). A “performance plus” package includes items like a rear spoiler and pinnated brake calipers for $6,500.
Other options include “smart” air suspension for $2,250, a “tech package” ($3,750), and a panoramic sunroof ($2,500).
Complementing the Model S’ hi-fi looks are an upgraded sound system ($2,500), and if that’s not enough, buyers can select the “audiophile upgrade” for $9,500.
Finally, the company will reupholster the car’s interior for $25,000, or about the price of a new Volkswagen Golf GTI.
Customizers have an uncanny ability to find room for improvement in even the most seemingly-perfect cars, but there doesn’t seem to be any benefit here. This car may be the world’s most expensive Tesla Model S, but is that a good thing?