Tesla Motors Inc Model S is said to be getting some new features soon, but a Costa Mesa based firm is currently working to completely redesign the car by stretching it or we can say, they are making the “first stretched Tesla Model S limousine.” Fortunately for the fans, Big Limos (the firm stretching the Model S) has also come up with a video showing the “work in progress” on the Model S.
Model S getting bigger
Big Limos had to cut the Tesla Model S in half, and even though there is no technical data available, it is easy to tell what happened here, as the electric vehicle became roomier, with extra space between the two doors, extended wheel base and a longer roof. The firm had to however, remove the battery pack before stretching the chassis. This battery pack will probably have a bunch of kinks to untangle before adapting to the longer wheelbase.
Adding a bigger battery pack might be an interesting touch since there is more room between the two axles now, but we cannot say right away whether this will happen or not, says a report from Car Scoops, which assures readers that they will follow up on the project to find out about how they managed to adapt the pack, and see how they designed the interior.
Big Limos explains that it offers “an innovative opportunity to customize your limousine to make sure it suits your specific needs… as a well-known custom limo manufacturer, we have built a wide array of limousines proficiently.”
A couple of years ago, Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) received 100 orders from a Chinese investor to make a convertible version of the Tesla Motors Inc Model S, and it came up with two solutions, one being a ragtop conversion priced at $29,000 and the other being a hard tonneau cover priced at $49,000. This suggests, it is not the first time someone has thought of applying innovation to the Model S.
There is a huge market for stretch limousines and electric cars, so it is interesting to see a firm trying to address both the markets with a single car. Looking at the time lapsed video, it can only be said that they are working, but this Tesla stretch limo project is not yet complete, and we are looking forward to seeing the final results.
Other expected updates for Tesla Model S
Several reports point that the Tesla Model S would be seeing new changes to its interior and exterior design soon. And now, a report from the Verge claims that on the yet to be released Model S, a new 100 kWh power option and the Model X’s Bioweapon Defense Mode, will be available as well. The Verge even claims that the new options may be introduced as soon as this week alongside the debut of the Model X custom order configurator on the Tesla website.
Currently, the maximum power one can get with a Model S is 90 kWh in a 90D or a P90D model, and if a new option of 100 kWh does surface, then this would mean even better range. Another expected feature is Bioweapon Defense Mode. A Model S equipped with a Bioweapon Defense Mode will likely filter chemicals, bacteria, viruses and smog much better than it currently does.
Tesla told Tech Insider that it does not comment on the speculation or rumor about future releases. The automaker added that they are “constantly innovating and adding new features to our vehicles to perpetually improve Tesla vehicles for our existing and future customers.”
Tesla Motors Inc is not like other automakers when it comes to upgrades. The Model S have received a number of upgrades over the years, but the biggest upgrade received was the addition of the semi-autonomous Autopilot hardware last year.