The Unplugged Performance Model S-APEX is one of the most comprehensive tuning programs for the Tesla Model S Plaid, turning this 1,020 horsepower beast into an aggressive, gorgeous, impressive & luxurious vehicle that is ready to tear it up both on and off the track
For Tesla Model S Plaid owners, getting the ultimate, track-oriented, albeit street-legal beast can be achieved in many ways. However, there is one that stands out: the Unplugged Performance S-APEX program. For Unplugged Performance, the S-APEX is the culmination of cutting-edge technology and performance enhancements, creating a true testament to innovation and relentless pursuit of excellence. As a result, the S-APEX sets a new standard not only for high-performance electric vehicles but for high-performance vehicles altogether.
Each Unplugged Performance S-APEX starts off as a Tesla Model S Plaid – the fastest accelerating sedan in the world, and one of the fastest vehicles available on the market today. Through the S-APEX program, each Model S Plaid is enhanced with extensive aerodynamic, braking, suspension, and luxury modifications, which bring a comprehensive hypercar-like experience to the Plaid’s 1,020 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque hypercar-like powertrain.
As with all S-APEX cars, the highlight of this Satin Black S-APEX’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 60mm and houses a set of lightweight 21-inch 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 high speeds is done thanks to an Unplugged Performance Autobahn front carbon fiber diffuser, a must-have for Model S Plaid owners who intend to push their cars through the vaunted 320km/h (200mph). Wrapping up the build is a sleek satin black finished exterior with exposed bits of its carbon fiber body.
Pairing the Model S-APEX driving experience with the hypercar speed of the Plaid comes in the form of improved suspension and braking components. Increasing grip and cornering speeds come from the inclusion of a variety of Unplugged Performance suspension parts including their Sports Dynamic Lowering kit, adjustable rear sway bar, and an extensive list of billet aluminum adjustable control arms that increase strength and allow for precise alignment adjustments to front and rear toe, camber and caster. Stopping Dark Knight comes from Unplugged Performance carbon ceramic brakes at all four corners, and another first for an S-APEX, a carbon fiber brake cooling duct system that includes sleek block-off plates for non-spirited driving.
If you thought the interior was left untouched, guess again. Inside of this Model S-APEX, luxury meets sustainability with a custom interior designed through a unique and exclusive collaboration with von Holzhausen. Utilizing their 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.
Are we done? Yes, we think so. It’s one of the most extensive programs available for the Model S Plaid, and the Unplugged Performance program ticks literally all the possible boxes. Sure, the price tag of over $400,000 is an eye-watering one, but the end result is one of the most aggressive-looking, high-performing daily drivers that money can buy. And wouldn’t we all want that?
Please grab a detailed look at this Satin Black Tesla Model S-APEX Plaid by Unplugged Performance in the media gallery below.