Tesla is taking the Model S into “supercar handling territory” according to a product description on its retail site.
The new Model S Performance Plus variant costs $6,500, improves efficiency and improves performance. It manages that by adding upgraded dampers, bushings and stabilizer bars. Tesla also added higher performing tires and wider, staggered wheels.
Those wheels are 20 millimeters wider and Tesla says the car’s range improves a modest six to 12 miles.
Apart from the improved range and performance parts, Tesla hasn’t made specific claims to performance improvements like improved lap times or specifications for cornering grip.
Owners with the previous top-dog Model S Performance can also upgrade to the Performance Plus variant, but the tweaks come with a much heavier $13,000 price tag. Unfortunately, the upgrade doesn’t the revised dampers and stabilizer bars.
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