With a bespoke lift kit or a winter tire package direct from the automaker.
Tesla cars are well known for their excellent electric range and blistering performance on track, but few have ventured off the beaten track. With the introduction of the Model Y, Tesla took a few steps in the right direction, but the majority of these cars will never see a dirt road. Until now. Electric vehicle tuning specialists Unplugged Performance has recently announced its newly developed off-road package for the Model Y, and it couldn't come at a better time. With winter upon us, Tesla has announced a tire and wheel package of its own for the Model Y (see picture below) in preparation for slippery road conditions.
Unplugged Performance, based in Hawthorne, California specializes in performance products for all Tesla models, with the main focus on on-road performance, but it's newly released dirt and snow coilover suspension kit for the Tesla Model Y is directly aimed at those who want to go off-roading.
The kit is composed of a custom-designed coilover suspension system offering over four inches of lift. The kit has been designed to retain the Model Y's excellent on-road performance while increasing the ground clearance of the car for serious off-road action. The kit costs $2,495 and Unplugged Performance promises no compromises or drawbacks.
Tesla also had treacherous driving conditions in mind when it recently announced the new Model Y wheel and tire package. The package is available on Tesla's online shop and promises to increase stability, traction, and braking performance. The package includes 19×9.5J ET45 Gemini wheels wrapped in 255/45R19 Pirelli Winter Sottozero tires as well as four tire pressure sensors.
The Tesla website lists the package for $3,500 and claims that "the winter package guarantees a high level of traction, stability, and braking efficiency under 45° F, so you can enjoy wherever you drive with confidence and comfort." These new developments make it unclear why anyone would be interested in a Cybertruck.