German company Delta4x4 has developed an off-road accessory package for Tesla Model Y electric cars.
The aftermarket package includes a 1.3-inch (35 mm) suspension lift, a wider track, wheel arch extensions that add 2.4 inches (60 mm) to the vehicle’s overall width, a custom roof rack, Continental CrossContact ATR tires, and PIAA LED headlights and lightbar.
Now, even though the suspension is raised by only 1.3 inches with the help of the distance kit, the overall gain in ground clearance is about 3 inches (8 cm), thanks to the larger tires, for a total ground clearance of 8.7 inches (22 cm).
According to the German company that made all this happen, the fully equipped Model Y can cruise “comfortably on motorways and byways, but it also gives the Y the freedom to move along well-carved forest paths, through fields, dirt roads and paths, and it will do so in a truly superior way.” .
The custom roof rack can be used to store sand boards, shovels, and water bowls, and is large enough for a roof tent. Also, you can carry “elk or wild boar” on the roof rack, if you like that sort of thing.
As you might imagine, custom kits like these don’t come cheap. The entire package costs €13,800 or about $14,600, but you can order individual components if you don’t want the full list.
The suspension lift costs €900 ($960), the wheelset and tires start at €4,500 ($4,800), the expansion kit comes in at €2,800 ($3,000), and the roof rack is priced at €2,900 ($3,100). For lights, the PIAA LED light bar is priced at €900 ($960), while the PIAA flood lights with all wires included costs €1,800 ($1,920).
It’s interesting to look at, that’s for sure, and a more realistic alternative to the Model 3 mods for the Grind Hard Plumbing Co YouTube channel back in 2021. It’s also Not The first off-road-ready Model Y, i1Tesla has done a wild build in 2020.