Tesla Model S Unveiled at Top Marques Show
April 16, 2015 LARTE Design presented its new project during the exhibition Top Marques Monaco – a tuning package for the electric vehicle Tesla Model S.
His Highness Prince Albert II revealed the vehicle and presented it with the tuning package called Elizabeta. After removing the curtain from the electric vehicle during the official ceremony, Prince enabled photographers and reporters from all over the world as well as exhibition visitors to see the new design of Tesla Model S in the interpretation of LARTE.
“It was an honor for me and the company that Prince Albert presented our project. And you could see that he was sincerely impressed by the design and the novelties introduced by our company”, – said General Director of LARTE Design Alexey Yanovskiy.
The Prince is a big fan of cars and is highly interested in sustainable energy sources for vehicles. After the official ceremony the Prince sat in the driver’s seat and listened to the explanations of LARTE specialists about the new interior made of fine leather and Alcantara accented by bright stitched lines on the dashboard and seats, combined with red seat belts and aluminum-look pedals. The company also paid utmost attention to the sound of the car which was developed especially for this vehicle. The integrated electronic sound, highlighting the stunning 700 h.p. is meant to increase the pedestrian safety and make electric vehicles, which usually move silently, more noticeable. Now the owners of cars customized by LARTE Design may choose the sound which suits their car and personality best.
The changes to the exterior include front and rear bumpers, additional carbon panels on fender flares, side sills and the trunk lid pad and a lightning-looking overlay in the front grille. The rear bumper features a diffuser with carbon fiber inserts.
During the development of the front and rear bumpers the company used innovative materials composed of basalt fiber which are suited so well to the car of the future. This material is of volcanic origin and is produced by melting crushed basalt and making it into fiber without adding any other chemicals. Materials made of basalt fiber possess such important properties as porosity, heat resistance, vapor permeability and resistance to chemical agents, as well as vibration resistance, durability and stability of properties during long usage in different conditions. Basalt fiber is eco-friendly, doesn’t emit any harmful chemicals in water and air environments, and is also fire-resistant. Despite its “stone” origin, it is a very light material due to which the complete tuning kit tips the scales at just 29 lbs., which is actually less than the weight of what it replaces on the car!
The tuning studio designers put a lot of effort and emotion into developing harmonious and at the same time sharp, clear lines of the new tuning kit, now also featuring forged 22-inch wheels. As a result the new tuning kit from LARTE looks more masculine, bright and energetic.
At present, the company is working on increasing the power of the 2 motors in order to obtain 900 h.p. and at the same time, keep the energy consumption virtually the same.