A few months ago, Elon Musk announced Tesla’s intention to develop an optional package that would put Tesla Model S on same level as the McLaren MP4-12C. Quite an interesting decision, but it finally came to life – sort of – with the announcement of a new “Plus” package priced at an extra $6,500.
The new package can only be ordered with the 85-kWh Performance version of the Model S and, according to Tesla, it improves “performance, comfort and efficiency.”
The package will add revised suspension dampers and bushings, updated stabilizer bars and tires. The rear tires are 20 mm (0.78 inches) wider and staggered for improved acceleration on low-grip surfaces. Range improves 6 to 12 miles with 21-inch wheels.
Alongside to the new Plus package, Tesla also plans to offer a Plus Retrofit package for current Model S owners. It will be available this summer and will cost $13,500. According to the first details, this new package will “provide the enthusiast driver with a more responsive car and added cornering grip while maintaining excellent ride quality.”
Click past the jump to read more about the standard Tesla Model S.
About Tesla Model S
The Tesla Model S was unveiled as a prototype in 2009 and in full-production form in 2012. The model became quite a success and is currently one of the best-sold electric sedans.
Customers can choose between three different versions: a base model with a 160-mile lithium-ion battery pack (40kWh); a 230-mile lithium-ion battery pack (60kWh) and a 300-mile version (80kWh).
The models are priced at $57,400, $67,400 and $77,400, respectively. After the $7,500 federal tax credit, the prices drop to $49,900, $59,900 and $69,900, respectively.
gallery: 2012 Tesla Model S