BRABUS customizes the Tesla Model S

Article by Christian Andrei, on September 18, 2015

BRABUS is proud to announce the world premiere of its newest electric car, the Tesla Model S. Customized by the BRABUS ZERO EMISSION, the Tesla S has what is known as the "Ludicrous Mode," which can make it generate a total of 568 kW / 772 HP or 761 bhp power output.

The new model is the result of more than a decade of research on alternative powertrains done by the BRABUS and the Zero Emission business division.

For those who want a good return on their investment, capitalizing on the more than 35 years of expertise by BRABUS in auto manufacturing and tuning is the best there is.

The Tesla S does not have a high-end refinement program but it may be the top-of-the-range model for its segment. BRABUS ZERO EMISSION will be exclusively offering modification choices for both the interior and bodywork of the Tesla S.

Tesla S was presented by BRABUS during the 2015 IAA held in Frankfurt. Indeed, the Tesla Model S is a classic example of the modern electric car.

Exterior Design

On the exterior there are the high-tech 21-inch forged wheels and the clear-coated carbon components that improve the aerodynamics of the car. The interior meanwhile uses top quality BRABUS fine leather and Alcantara.

BRABUS’s design team has always been known worldwide to specialize in giving elegant vehicle designs a sportier look. The Tesla Model S is the perfect subject. In addition to creating customized aerodynamic parts, these same parts obtained their finishing touches through wind tunnels.

Furthermore they were also developed with the use of CAD technology and 3D scanning that is more than state-of-the-art. The components are made of carbon material such as those used in motor racing and they have been permanently sealed using a matte or high-gloss protective coating.

Bodywork components by BRABUS give the front portion a sporty appearance and even make it more distinct through carbon attachments on its side air intakes. The attachments are also able to optimize the cooling air that flows to the radiators.

The addition of the BRABUS carbon spoiler lip further gives the front part a more dynamic look but also helps reduce the lift on its front axle when driving at high speeds. This is also partly due to the sophisticated shape.

The production rear bumper’s insert of the Tesla Model S now has BRABUS’s carbon diffuser. What this does is it improves the aerodynamics even further due to optimized air deflection. In addition, the carbon structure also gives the rear end more of a racing flair touch.

Adding to the exclusive appearance of the BRABUS ZERO EMISSION is the set of forged Monoblock Y BRABUS "PLATINUM EDITION" wheels made specifically for this model. These Y-shaped high-tech wheels have been manufactured with an advanced production process that combines strength with lightweight construction.

The four rims are 9Jx21 in size, allowing it to make good use of the space beneath the wheel arches. The front tires are 255/35 R 21 while those on the rear axle are 265/35 R 21 equipped with the perfect rubber.

These high-performance and optimized tires have been provided by the YOKOHAMA, Continental, or Pirelli, all technology partners of BRABUS.

Interior Design

The interior of the Tesla Model S also displays BRABUS customization program. Its stainless-steel scuff plates have the BRABUS logo backlit to it and can change its color from white to blue. The center console that has been developed by BRABUS for its transmission tunnel has storage options for its key and other similar items.

There are still other amazing features on the interior. The cup holders do not merely grip the cups; they can be set to heating or cooling.

Moreover, there is also a wireless smartphone charger on the center console. Interior refinements on the Tesla Model S have been made exclusive. Most of the interior components used on the Tesla S were made in the company’s own upholstery shop by people who are known in their profession as absolute masters.

The hardwearing leather and Alcantara are not just breathable but are soft as well. Since the BRABUS fine leather interiors can come in colors based on customer preference, this results to a wide array of designs.

The cockpit also has the customized carbon and wood trims. Similar to the leather interior, they also come in a variety of colors and different surface finishes.

This particular customization program of the Tesla Model S has been made available but is expected to expand even further.

Press Release

New from BRABUS ZERO EMISSION: exclusive high-end refinement for the Tesla Model S

The Tesla S, which in the top-of-the-range model produces an output of 568 kW / 772 HP (761 bhp) in "Ludicrous Mode," is the textbook example of a state-of-the-art high-performance electric car. BRABUS and its Zero Emission business division have been concentrating on alternative powertrains for about a decade. It is only logical then to invest the BRABUS expertise from more than 35 years in automotive construction and tuning at the highest level in a high-end refinement program for Tesla Model S.

BRABUS dcelebrates the world premiere of the Tesla S customized by BRABUS ZERO EMISSION at the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt am Main.

In a first step, BRABUS ZERO EMISSION will offer exclusive refinement options for the bodywork and the interior of Model S. The product lineup ranges from sporty aerodynamic-enhancement components made from clear-coated carbon and 21-inch high-tech forged wheels to a BRABUS fine leather interior created from the finest leather and Alcantara.

One of the world-renowned specialties of the BRABUS design team is adding more sporty emphasis to elegant vehicle designs. This formula was also realized successfully in the case of the Tesla Model S. Tailor-made aerodynamic-enhancement components that received their finishing touches in the wind tunnel were developed using state-of-the-art 3D scanning and CAD technology. Just as in motor racing, the material of choice is carbon, permanently sealed with a high-gloss or a matte protective coating.

The BRABUS bodywork components lend the front end of the Tesla Model S a sporty facelift. The carbon attachments for the side air intakes give the car an even more distinctive appearance and optimize the flow of cooling air to the radiators. The BRABUS carbon spoiler lip adds even more dynamics to the front view while also reducing lift on the front axle at high speeds thanks to its sophisticated shape.

The insert in the production rear bumper of the Tesla Model S is replaced with the BRABUS carbon diffuser. This aerodynamic-enhancement component impresses with its optimized air deflection while its visible carbon structure lends the sedan's rear end a touch of racing flair as well.

Of course, the BRABUS Monoblock Y "PLATINUM EDITION" forged wheels tailor-made for the Tesla Model S also play a crucial role in the exclusive BRABUS ZERO EMISSION appearance. The one-piece high-tech wheels with delicate Y-shaped spokes are manufactured using a state-of-the-art production process and offer an outstanding combination of lightweight construction and strength. The rims of size 9Jx21 at all four corners make optimal use of the available space under the wheel arches. Tires of sizes 255/35 R 21 at the front and 265/35 R 21 on the rear axle were selected as the perfect rubber. BRABUS technology partners Continental, Pirelli or YOKOHAMA supply the optimal high-performance tires.

The BRABUS customization program for the Tesla Model S also includes exclusive options for the interior. The product range starts with stainless-steel scuff plates with backlit BRABUS logo that changes color from white to blue. The newly developed BRABUS center console for the transmission tunnel offers welcome storage options for keys and similar items. What is more: The integrated cup holders can be set to cooling or heating. In addition, the center console is equipped with a wireless smartphone charger.

Exclusive interior refinement has been a world-renowned BRABUS domain for decades. In the company upholstery shop, absolute masters of their profession create exclusive interior appointments for the Tesla Model S as well. They use especially soft, breathable and extremely hardwearing leather and Alcantara in any desired color to create BRABUS fine leather interiors in a wide range of designs. BRABUS ZERO EMISSION also offers tailor-made genuine carbon and wood trims sets for the cockpit of the electric luxury sedan. These trim sets also come in an unmatched variety of colors and surface finishes.

The BRABUS ZERO EMISSION customization program for the Tesla Model S is available now and will be expanded continuously.

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