Brabus Tesla Roadster – click above for high-res image gallery

Brabus, the German auto tuners known for their aftermarket modifications on Mercedes Benz and Smart cars, amongst others, is now offering the "Brabus Green Package" to Tesla owners in Germany. Included in the package is a 240-volt home quick charging station that fully charges the Roadster in under six hours. A more interesting part of the green package is the 18,600 miles worth of electricity from renewable resources. The energy is provided by RWE, a German power utility company, and you also get a one-year, unlimited-use pass for all RWE public charging stations. Of course, it isn't a Brabus tuning package without the spiffy cosmetic upgrades, so you get a custom aqua-ish blue paint job, leather interior, a carbon fiber front lip, Brabus rear wing & diffuser (also made of carbon fiber) and a new tire and wheel set. In 2008, Brabus announced a different tuning package for the Roadster, which you can see here.

How much, you ask, for all this? Well, Brabus doesn't publish prices, so all we can do is guess much green the "Brabus Green Package" will cost. We're pretty sure that that whole, "If you have to ask, you probably can't afford it," rings really true here.


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[Source: Brabus]

PRESS RELEASE

The Exclusive TESLA Roadster Sport BRABUS Green Package Including RWE Quick Charger and Eco Power for 30,000 km

Truly clean driving fun: The TESLA Roadster Sport BRABUS Green Package from the BRABUS Zero Emission business division and its cooperation partner RWE, one of the world's largest producers of electricity, redefines the sports car. The exclusive BRABUS customization program for the first electric production sports car includes the RWE-BRABUS high-tech quick charging station for the customer's garage and environmentally friendly RWE Eco Electricity for 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles). Also included is a one-year RWE car electricity pass for free use of all public RWE charging stations.

Innovative ideas have fueled the success of BRABUS (Brabus-Allee, D-46240 Bottrop, phone + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777-0, fax + 49 / (0) 2041 / 777 111, Internet www.brabus.com) for more than three decades. BRABUS Zero Emission works on eco-friendly vehicle concepts. In customizing the TESLA Roadster the team of engineers, designers and marketing specialists goes beyond just refining the vehicle. The decision to buy this premium electric sports car is even easier to make if customers have their own powerful charging stations at home.

That's why the RWE-BRABUS high-tech quick charging station is included in the TESLA Roadster Sport BRABUS Green Package. The purchase price includes the professional installation of the stylish high-tech charger in the customer's garage. The quick charger is three times faster than charging the two-seater at a normal household power outlet and environmentally friendly RWE Eco Electricity for the first 30,000 kilometer (18,641 miles) is free. In less than six hours the open-top eco sports car is fully charged for an operating range of some 350 km (220 miles).

Eco-friendly power is available away from home as well. The Green Package also includes a one-year pass for free use of all public RWE charging stations.

The TESLA Roadster Sport BRABUS Green Package also comes with exclusive equipment. It includes an even more spectacular appearance. To give the mid-engine sports car an even more striking face the BRABUS designers refine the front fascia with an especially light carbon-fiber front lip and LED daytime running lights integrated into the front grille.

The sides of the TESLA are refined with futuristic BRABUS underfloor 'Space Lights.' They are activated with the keyless fob or by opening a door.

In the rear the BRABUS rear wing and the BRABUS rear diffuser draw the eye's attention. Both are made from lightweight yet high-strength carbon fibers. The round taillights are emphasized with color-coordinated applications.

BRABUS fulfills any color request on the electric sports car. The palette ranges from conventional metallic and non-metallic paints in any color imaginable to matte paints and effect paints with genuine crystals.

A custom-tailored BRABUS tire/wheel combination provides better driving dynamics. The two-seater is refined with weight-optimized BRABUS Monoblock S alloy wheels in size 7Jx18 in front and in size 8.5Jx19 in the rear. The matching high-performance tires in sizes 215/35 ZR 18 in front and 255/30 ZR 19 on the rear axle were selected specifically for their low rolling resistance.

Innovative ideas have fueled the success of BRABUS for more than three decades. With its tuning program for the TESLA Roadster the company from Bottrop also addresses an issue often criticized in electric cars: The engine sound. To lend the two-seater are more exciting sound the BRABUS electronics specialists developed a space sound generator. The crew onboard the TESLA Roadster can select from various engine sound simulations such as the sound of a typical V8, a racecar or two futuristic soundscapes called Beam and Warp. The sound intensity is dependent on the respective power output of the electric motor.

The BRABUS customization program for the TESLA Roadster also includes exclusive options for the interior. It begins with scuff plates with illuminated BRABUS logo that are integrated into the top of the rocker panels.

The company upholstery shop meticulously creates exclusive interiors for the two-seater by hand. The interiors are crafted from especially soft and durable BRABUS perforated lightweight leather and Alcantara. An additional highlight is the backstitched lightweight leather that covers the vehicle floor
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2009 Brabus Tesla Roadster – click above for high-res image gallery

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