This Deep Blue Metallic Tesla Model S Plaid received a bevvy of Unplugged Performance visual & performance upgrades, making this Model S Plaid an even more beautiful, but also, more potent vehicle both on and off the track
Among the current standard finishes offered by Tesla for the Model S Plaid, the Deep Blue Metallic finish is definitely one of the most stunning options available. It’s – as its name says – a deep blue finish, working perfectly to accentuate the beefed-up lines of this marvelous all-electric high-performance luxury sedan. This particular Deep Blue Metallic Model S Plaid came to Bulletproof Auto Spa – one of the best detailing facilities in Los Angeles – for a number of paint improvement and protection services.
However, before it went to Bulletproof Auto Spa, the owner stepped by Unplugged Performance, giving his Model S Plaid some of the best aftermarket upgrades available for this platform.
The front saw the addition of the recently released Autobahn Carbon Fiber Front Diffuser, which adds that perfect visual aggression and improved aerodynamic performance to the front end of this vehicle. With the Unplugged Performance front diffuser, the goal of reducing drag and adding downforce while keeping the entire package usable on the street was a massive challenge.
In turn, Unplugged Performance developed special removable and replaceable proprietary carbon fiber Aero Pads that allow you to run a more track-focused setup when desired or opt for maximum ground clearance for daily use or split the difference with the half-height pad. As the pads wear, they not only are easily replaceable but also protect your diffuser from wear and tear. Built from full pre-preg dry carbon fiber construction with our unique and easily replaceable Aero Pads, you can maximize performance and minimize wear and tear, as well as customize the product to your needs.
The front diffuser is joined by the front brake duct carbon fiber cooling kit, ensuring the next aftermarket performance addition is kept cool, even under adverse track conditions. The carbon ceramic front big brake kit (BBK) and the rear superlight large-sweep carbon fiber rotors and race pads installed on this Model S Plaid ensures that this beast can be tracked without worries about its braking system, resulting in greater usability and better track times due to less fade, later braking, and improved braking performance. However, daily driving is easy & without any problems, as the carbon fiber brake system provides improved efficiency and reliable and repeatable stopping from high freeway speeds.
While this car can’t be pushed anywhere near its limits on the street, on the track it comes alive, moving 5000lbs of muscle lithely through the circuit with improved acceleration, braking, cornering speeds, feel, and driver confidence.
In the rear, Ravi, the owner of this Plaid, went with the highly-coveted UP x Koenigsegg Collaboration Carbon Fiber Long Tail Trunk Spoiler, giving the rear of this vehicle an aggressive look. However, with the part in question, it’s not all about simply making the rear end stand out.
This trunk spoiler elongates the natural lines of the Model S hatch to streamline airflow over and off the back of the car to reduce turbulence over the car by moving the wake further rearward of the vehicle. In turn, it helps keep the rear of the Model S stuck to the ground providing more downforce, resulting in improved cornering performance and speed. Just what’s needed to tackle that lap or take out that last drop of wh/mi efficiency on a road trip.
In the wheel department, this Model S Plaid is graced with a set of custom-made UP-02 lightweight forged wheels, developed & engineered specifically for this application. In turn, this ensures the best fitment possible, giving the Model S a wheel setup that both improves its looks, but also, removes unsprung weight, as these are lighter than the OEM setup found on this vehicle, stronger than the original wheels, and designed with hints of the original tubine DNA that so well suits the Model S.
For this build. the UP-02 wheels are machined in sizes of 19×9.5 in the front and 19×10.5 in the rear for a high efficiency street-tire application. They come with a Gloss Black finish. To add a sparkle of color along with lightweighting,a set of our superlight titanium lug nuts keeps the unsprung weight even further down.
Regarding suspension upgrades, this Model S Plaid features the complete UP Model S Suspension Package upgrade, which transforms the feel and geometry of the Model S. In total, this allows for improved cornering grip, stability, and control, ensuring even better track times. In turn, if you’re looking for an easy upgrade for your Plaid’s handling, this ticks all the boxes – well, if you don’t wanna spend $15 grand on the complete UP x Öhlins TTX 4-Way Pikes Peak Spec coilover setup – which the company also offers. However, we can safely advise that this performance upgrade system is purchased by only those that wish to heavily track their car and attack lap times, the UP suspension package is more than enough to provide an immense upgrade in the cornering performance aspect of the Plaid, that’s for sure.
Clearly, this is a detailed tuning project that comes with a substantial price tag. However, for the money spent, you get some of the best performance upgrades available for the Model S, no doubt about it. And we definitely like how clean it looks, simply accentuating the visual aspect of this car, whilst not going over the top. You can get a detailed look at this build in the media gallery right below.