Tesla Model Y ‘Offroad’: UK’s best-selling EV gets apocalypse-proof makeover
German tuner delta4x4 gives Model Y new shoes to deal with the odd pothole
Literally everything can be made better with a lift kit, wide arches and all-terrain tyres. And the latest proof is this Tesla Model Y modified by German tuner delta4x4: meet the Model Y ‘Offroad’.
Taking an uninspiring visage and transforming it into something a little more utilitarian has clearly worked wonders for the Y’s self-esteem, because its modifiers now reckon it’s the perfect car for silently traversing “through desert and woods”.
The surgery is as follows. There’s a newly developed suspension ‘distance kit’ that lifts the Y by 35mm. The tracks have been widened, accommodated by wider wheel arches that add a further 60mm to its width. delta4x4 call them ‘highly appealing’ wheel arches, and you’d be hard pushed to disagree.
And so, to the most important points – the literal contact points – and delta4x4 have added 20in wheels wrapped in Continental Cross Contact ATR tyres. Apparently, these will “allow the vehicle to keep on cruising comfortably on highways and byways, but it will also give the Y the freedom to move along exceedingly well on carved out forest paths, across fields, dirt roads and tracks”. Should be more than good enough for dealing with the odd pothole here and there.
There are lights. PIAA LED headlights that have been “shock tested up to 4G vibration levels”, plus four additional PIAA 550s stuck on the bumper for full rally raid spec.
You can spec everything or individual items: the lift kit costs €900, wheels and tyres start from €4,500, the track width extension is €2,800, the roof rack comes in at €2,900, while the headlights are €900, and four spot lights €1,800.
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