Tesla-tuner Unplugged Performance reveals the DARK KNIGHT: TESLA PLAID S-APEX, a carbon-widebody Model S.
Unplugged Performance, renowned for pioneering high-performance Tesla upgrades, reveals the DARK KNIGHT from its “Complete Vehicle” program that offers bespoke Tesla vehicles tailored to individual preferences and style. With options ranging from exterior colors, interior materials, suspension setups and special features, each car is transformed into a unique super-high-performance, high-luxury Supercar.
As a true testament to innovation and relentless pursuit of excellence, the S-APEX is a culmination of cutting-edge technology and performance enhancements, setting new standards for the high-performance electric vehicle industry. A DARK KNIGHT: TESLA PLAID S-APEX build starts life as a Tesla Model S Plaid and features extensive aerodynamic, braking, suspension and luxury modifications to enhance its 1,020 horsepower and 1,050 pound-feet of torque plug-in electric powertrain. Ben Schaffer, CEO of Unplugged Performance, expressed his excitement about the latest S-APEX, stating, “With the DARK KNIGHT: TESLA PLAID S-APEX, we’ve set out to create the ultimate daily driven Supercar. It showcases our commitment to pushing the boundaries of Tesla’s capabilities and resonates with enthusiasts who value both raw speed and environmental consciousness. With its Supercar-level presence and power, combined with the versatility of a family sedan, it’s the best all-in-one car I’ve ever experienced.”As with all S-APEX cars, the highlight of Dark Knight’s exterior lies in the extensive carbon fiber features that bring an aggressive stance and allow for wider tires to maximize on-road and on-track performance. Unplugged Performance has redefined the limits of design and engineering by seamlessly integrating a 19-piece prepreg carbon fiber widebody kit that increases the width of the vehicle by 60 mm and house 21-inch lightweight UP-03 forged monoblock wheels.
The carbon fiber rocker panels include an integrated aerodynamic bargeboard aft the front wheels to improve aerodynamic airflow. Unplugged Performance partnered with Koenigsegg Advanced Manufacturing to manage rear end downforce with a Carbon Fiber Rear Longtail Spoiler made on the same production line as the carbon fiber parts on Koenigsegg’s Hypercars. Balancing downforce and effectively reducing lift at the front end of DARK KNIGHT: TESLA PLAID S-APEX is an Unplugged Performance Autobahn Front Carbon Fiber Diffuser, a first for an S-APEX build.
Enhancing the Model S-APEX driving experience comes in the form of improved suspension and braking components. Increasing grip and cornering speeds comes from the inclusion of a variety of suspension parts including a Sports Dynamic Lowering Kit, Adjustable Rear Sway Bar and Adjustable Control Arms. Stopping the DARK KNIGHT: TESLA PLAID S-APEX are Unplugged Performance’s four-wheel Carbon Ceramic Brakes enhanced by a Carbon Fiber Brake Cooling Duct System with block-off plates for non-spirited driving.Inside Dark Knight, luxury meets sustainability with a custom interior designed through an exclusive collaboration with Tesla’s chief designer, Franz von Holzhausen. Utilizing Banbū vegan leather in striking Serrano Red across the seats, door panels, console and dashboard, it epitomizes Unplugged Performance’s commitment to eco-conscious luxury.
For more information about the DARK KNIGHT: TESLA PLAID S-APEX and Unplugged Performance’s Complete Vehicle Program, please visit https://unpluggedperformance.com/